iRIG – The first inflatable Windsurf Rig ever made
North Kiteboarding the world biggest Kite brand and NorthSails market leader in Windsurfing rigs have joined forces to create the most innovative rig ever made. The outcome is what we call best of both worlds: incredible low weight and packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology combined with the appeal and safety of a Windsurfing rig.
World-wide patent pending!
BECOME A LIGHTRIDER AND CATCH THE WIND
Remove the iRIG from the bag and unfold it.
Connect the included adapter to your SUP pump, put it into the inflation valve and start pumping.
Finally connect the iRIG to your board (using the included mast base) and you’re ready to go. All within just 100 seconds!
One of the most well-known TV-hosts in Germany
“I had the opportunity to try out one of the first iRIGs on our Bavarian lakes last year already. I was never really into Windsurfing because first I really didn’t get it right, second the sail was always too heavy and third it simply took too long to get a success-experience. But here you go: with the iRIG I could do it instantly. It is a feather in your hands and therefore you get start playing immediately even without any instructions instead of permanently falling into the water eventually resulting in back pain. You don’t even need a lot of wind. Well, or have I become a gifted windsurfer over night somehow? Hmmm …. probably not. It’s also the perfect complement to a SUP board. With a slight breeze it makes even more fun than paddling as you simply get moved by the wind. Such a cool feeling. Come summer, here we go!”
Easy to learn
The iRIG makes learning how to windsurf a piece of a cake, since it’s a whopping 70% lighter than any conventional windsurf rig and it is completely floating on the water. Everybody can have fun in low winds, instantly. Effortlessly enjoy the thrill of the greatest sport on earth without the usual pain of constantly falling into the water.
The weight of the complete rig (including mast base) equals a 1,5 litre water bottle!
The iRIG comes in a small backpack completely eliminating the transportation and storage problem. This means convenient transportation in a small city car or even by bike – plus the storage at home takes no space.
The iRIG is 70% lighter than a traditional Windsurf rig.
iRIG – 30%
Traditional Windsurf rig – 100%
It’s a common misbelief that it just depends on the size and stability of the board to avoid falling into the water. Yes a stable board helps keeping the balance of your legs. A heavy traditional rig (if not constantly kept in its balanced position) though generates a lot of leverage which literally lifts or pushes the rider out of position (ending up in the water). And even the biggest board won’t be able to avoid that. So the only solution to an instant learning success without falling into the water is a stable board in combination with the unbeatable low weight of the iRIG. On top the feather-light weight and the ability to float onto the water make starting a piece of case as you can literally lift the iRIG out of the water with just two fingers.
Since the iRIG is not only ultra light but also comes without any hard materials, the risk of injury is reduced dramatically.
As well you don’t have to fear drifting off wind anymore. Since the whole rig floats on the water without any additional water resistance even paddling back home means no extra effort.
Attention: to avoid drifting off wind your board should have a center-fin or a dagger-board. If your board does not include this feature please check our Add-On Driftstopper.
iRIG.ONE comes in four sizes
Recommended body height
Up to 6 years
120 – 145 cm 3′11″ – 4′9″
140 – 180 cm 4′7″ – 5′11″
175 – 200 cm 5′9″ – 6′6″
Weight iRIG incl. mast base
Weight traditional rig (e.g. NorthSails Drive.Cloth sail + EPX components)
Attention: stability of the iRIG is guaranteed up to max. 12 knots of wind.