The North Click Bar – Will you know how to fix it?

So it´s out, the “Real Game Changer” from North Kiteboarding and judging by the social media and various forum comments, it is creating quite a commotion. While there are many that applaud North for pushing innovation in our sport, others think this is all going a bit too far. It seems as if we will be seeing an even stronger divide between two kitesurfing groups: The ones who lean more towards the simplicity of sailing equipment, avoiding anything that would complicate their equipment and possibly ruin a windy session on the beach because of some kit malfunction and the second group, that is happy to spend extra money on the latest equipment that lets them enjoy the sport even more.

This split is also reflecting in the way kite manufacturers lead their innovations. While North is aiming for very integrated and “German” engineered bar, Cabrinha looks for a more natural feel, simpler solution to the spreader bar with their Fireball system.

But with such “complicated” equipment, you also have to accept that maintenance is not just a rinse in clear water and instead requires you to either read a manual or at least watch instructional videos. Judging by how often we need to explain how to correctly trim your bar, it´s safe to say the majority throws their printed manuals for their bars and lines into the bin as soon as they unpack their kit, so it´s a good thing North has decided to release a whole series of videos that explain in detail how to take the Click Bar apart and replace every single part in it.

Here is the one that explains how to replace the EVA floaters, which nicely shows the inner workings of the North Click Bar.

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