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iRIG 2017

North Kiteboarding the world biggest Kite brand and NorthSails market leader in Windsurfing rigs have joined forces to create themost innovative rig ever made. The outcome is what we call best of both worlds: incredible low weight and packingdimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology combined with the appeal and safety of a Windsurf rig.It is an unbeatable package making it the ideal addition to your SUP as an entry into the fascination of windpoweredsports.On top the iRIG will revolutionize the Windsurfing Entry and Schooling as it’s 70% lighter than any conventionalWindsurfing rig. Combined with the inflatable “mast” and “boom” parts the rig always floats on the water makingstarting and learning a piece of cake.- Super light weight with around 1,5 kg for very easy learning with instant success and fora very comfortable transport- Fixed handle positions avoiding wrong positioning of your hands à facilitates the learningprocess enormously- Completely inflatable construction without hard materials à reduces effort for rigging uptremendously (Pump&Go within 100 seconds) and gets risk for injuries nearly down to zero- “A3-size” packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology à very easytransport and storage- Unlike traditional Windsurf rigs the iRIG floats onto the water à very easy uphauling anda relaxed paddeling home without drag in case of drifting too far away- Super simple sizing with XSmall/ Small / Medium / Large (the correct size depends solely on yourbody height) à makes it a no brainer to choose the right size

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