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Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby seaplus » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:42 pm

It's listed in their 2016 catalog yet their website and banners touting the 2016 kite line-up
neglect to represent the Draft.

Maybe more bar pressure than most kites and the ultra high aspect (slow pivot) may turn off some riders...
But the speed, upwind ability, height and hangtime are amazing.

So does anyone know if they're discontinuing the line?

Thx - Tim

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby Toby » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:04 pm

They are just launching a mid season...news should be up soon.
Maybe it will be presented then?

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby tautologies » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:38 pm

seaplus wrote:It's listed in their 2016 catalog yet their website and banners touting the 2016 kite line-up
neglect to represent the Draft.

Maybe more bar pressure than most kites and the ultra high aspect (slow pivot) may turn off some riders...
But the speed, upwind ability, height and hangtime are amazing.

So does anyone know if they're discontinuing the line?

Thx - Tim



I do not know for sure, but I had the same observation as you....

I am guessing its because you get almost all of those qualities and so much more from the Pivot, maybe a slightly less hangtime in the bigger sizes. I think the confusion is more around the mid-season, but yeah I think they dropped the Draft.


Anyways, when I looked at the video, they also have some foil boards people were riding, but I think the boards are released summer time.

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby Toby » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:39 pm

well, nothing on the latest news about the 2016/2017 gear...

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2391962

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby Toby » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:40 pm

well, nothing on the latest news about the 2016/2017 gear...

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2391962

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby Da Yoda » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:43 pm

The current Naish assortment is the 2016/17 line. The Draft was part of the 2015/16 line. For now it's gone.

Historically Naish updates their assortment in the spring (March).
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2388236&hilit=Naish+new+line+2015&sid=7af8d3083cfa4ebe9097671334b290c3re

However the kites that were introduced in the summer like the Park HD and the Pivot (G2) will carry over.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2389855&hilit=Naish

If history stays the course, we'll see another summer launch again. Maybe then there will be a new Draft or a replacement.

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby Toby » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:06 am

Here an info from Naish:

As for the Draft, we’ll be releasing something bigger and better for our full season launch in August—along with a TON of really exciting new developments (in technology and products). People will have even more to look forward to with the next launch.

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby tautologies » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:50 am

Toby wrote:Here an info from Naish:

As for the Draft, we’ll be releasing something bigger and better for our full season launch in August—along with a TON of really exciting new developments (in technology and products). People will have even more to look forward to with the next launch.


oooooooo :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby idan » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:26 am

hi,

i got this e-mail from naish today :(

We have discontinued the production of the Draft kite and this will be replaced soon by newer and more exciting kite models. Please check back on our website again soon.

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Re: Is Naish discontinuing the Draft?

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:53 am

i thought some company lines were moving to every 2 years with the odd change - certainly the case in some company sup ranges


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