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Postby xray » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:11 pm

pierre.d wrote:I have rided with the Naish rep here 2 weeks ago, the torch guy was a little bit disappointed with the low end of his new torch but jumps were better, the raven guy had a broad smile on his face saying it was the best raven ever ...condition were good so they did not want to lend me their kites :( next time ...
What size were they riding and how did it perform in your opinion, steering, jumpheight and hangtime wise?

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Postby bkiter » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:29 pm

I was speaking to my local Naish rep and he has the new raven, he said the kite offers a little more depower and it turns a little faster, the 06 was a cracker of a kite I never experienced a kite that had so much lift and hangtime in it but I feel it wasnt the best kite to ride in the surf and unhook.

So I am going to keep my quiver of 06 ravens and I have the new torch 3 sitting in the garage waiting for some wind, cant wait to test this weapon out in the surf, but in saying that cant wait to test the new raven out either looks like Naish are leading the way again and are going to have another big year.

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Postby pierre.d » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:42 pm

xray, it is second hand info, I will prefer to test in real life before saying more ... on my side , replacing my quiver every two years seems a good compromise, the 2006 naish vintage was excellent, but we never know, something might happend in the meanwhile .

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Postby Windfreeeek » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:57 pm

Rabidric wrote:Thanks for the info windfreeeek

sorry to go OT for a sec here but:
Windfreeeek wrote:he has footage of an 19 second boost by Kevin L on a 7m SW
19? i seen a very short vid of KL do a 9second(claimed-was actually 8sec) on a shockwave.... is that 19 a typo! off the surface of the sea with no towing/pier/cliff/dune soaring gimmicks?
Nope, no typo there. Davo claims the jump is that long and as I was there (Misty Cliffs, Cape Town) whilst he was filming, it definately was huge. He hit a 5ft wave and went up, up, up , up, along, a loop, another loop, up and finally looped as he landed. Super soft finish and massive air. It was honking winds of 30+ knots and he was just grinning and going off.

Can't wait to see Davo's movie, he's really talented and a great guy, so it should be a lot of fun to watch. Look out for "Boardheadz" coming to a movie house near you.

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Postby tautologies » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:03 pm

pierre.d wrote:I have rided with the Naish rep here 2 weeks ago, the torch guy was a little bit disappointed with the low end of his new torch but jumps were better, the raven guy had a broad smile on his face saying it was the best raven ever ...condition were good so they did not want to lend me their kites :( next time ...
hmm, thats weird. Now I didn't test last years torch in low wind, but I could get going upwind on the 14 torch 3 in about 12 mph. It was on a 7 foot gun, but still. The kite handled exellent.

Hmm, the raven sounds very intriguing. I can feel my old high aspect genes rumble....

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Postby AustinT » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:01 am

The new website is up!!
http://www.naishkites.com/07_raven/raven_main.html

Looks cool,

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Postby tautologies » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:13 am

DAMN!!!! that kite looks sweet. I really have to try that kite!!!!!

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Postby xray » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:25 am

I know now for sure that all my Raven2's (9-12-16) will be replaced!

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Postby R Soul » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:38 pm

I've been told i should have my new quiver in 4 weeks!
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Postby xray » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:21 am

So have I and tuesday somewind is predicted, time to test the 12m...


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