alohasurfer73 wrote:They are marketing it as a cheaper beginner/school kite but also great allrounder. It looks like a cross between a classic delta shape kite and the Park, imho. There will be a board to match the kite called Ride as well, which is also gonna be a bit simpler and cheaper than the other boards.
SO_FL_Kiter wrote:Demoed a 10M in Jupiter yesterday. According to naish rep (Nick Stuart) they became available 4 days ago. I was impressed. North had a rebel from a few years back with no center strut, and this kite had none of the bad behavior that plagued that kite.
Overall I preferred the Bolt 9 in the conditions I was out in (20 gusting to 27 or so), but bar pressure, stability and responsiveness were top notch on the Ride. Bolt just handled the gusts a little better (was also flying the Bolt on 20M lines and loved the direct responsiveness).
Oh and contrary to prior posts, it is not a beginner kite.
cglazier wrote:Looks interesting.
In the past Naish produced their school kites without the one pump system whcih was a shame because sometimes the school kites were pretty nice otherwise. What about the Ride?
Phil wrote:The Ride has the one Pump
Main difference is the bar which is 24m, has a different soft grip and has no swivel on the front lines.
Have Fun & Ride Safe
Dirk wrote:In an online Video from ISPO the German distributor talked about it and about another kite "The Flyer" which is supposed to come out in summer. Anybody who knows something about that one?
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