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Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:42 pm
by dave1986
I gave solentsailboards a call but they didnt know if the 7m was made!

Any other Naish dealers know anything?

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:24 pm
by dave1986
YESSS!!!

I found a 7m Raven at last!! Got it on Ebay.... It's a 2005 model with 5 struts (The larger sizes had 7 struts).

The only one I've ever seen after years (since around 2007) of searching... It apparently has a slow leak to the deflate valve which should be easy enough to fix.... Just need some strong wind now to test it out!

BOOM!! :D

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:48 pm
by tautologies
dave1986 wrote:YESSS!!!

I found a 7m Raven at last!! Got it on Ebay.... It's a 2005 model with 5 struts (The larger sizes had 7 struts).

The only one I've ever seen after years (since around 2007) of searching... It apparently has a slow leak to the deflate valve which should be easy enough to fix.... Just need some strong wind now to test it out!

BOOM!! :D
man I regret giving mine away..I could have given it to you...as I think you'd appreciate it a lot more than the guy who actually took it off my hands...he pretty much just turned around and sold it.

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:36 pm
by dave1986
Hi tautologies, Just out of interest was yours a Raven I (2005) or a Raven II (2006)? Both kites were almost identical in shape, just slightly different canopy design.

Cheers,
Dave

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:46 pm
by JGTR
I recently brought a 9 and 12 2006 Raven for £100, good condition aswell :thumb:

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:51 am
by tautologies
dave1986 wrote:Hi tautologies, Just out of interest was yours a Raven I (2005) or a Raven II (2006)? Both kites were almost identical in shape, just slightly different canopy design.

Cheers,
Dave

For the 7 I only had in the 2007 (I'm quite sure it was). I did have the 2006, but I don't think I ever had the 2005.

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:35 am
by longwhitecloud
would be interesting to have a session on one right now to see if it is through rose tinted glasses... not sure... maybe it rocks in which case i want one.

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:10 am
by tautologies
longwhitecloud wrote:would be interesting to have a session on one right now to see if it is through rose tinted glasses... not sure... maybe it rocks in which case i want one.

that is why I gave mine away :-) I realized I would never fly it again.
Torch now is IMO a way way better kite...though if you compare it to the then torch I think it has more of the raven DNA in it.

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:26 am
by Ivel
Tautologies, that depends on what you are looking to do. The raven 07 is still gonna give you more boost/hangtime than a Torch any year.
I just traded my 25m V4 for an 8m raven 06. I can't wait for enough wind to take it out.

Re: Did this Naish kite ever even exist?!

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:10 am
by dave1986
The Raven will boost higher too.... And the smaller Ravens will do real megaloops - nice kitelow/ powerful ones! :D