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Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:41 pm
by tautologies
BudhaNl wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:12 am
Keep us posted!

I don't know how much weight they shaved off but it could impact the weight distribution making it more front-heavy & thus affect the drift. Just theorizing of course.

I'm interested as well, but I will probably get the new ones. Definitely.

How do you think it will impact the drift? The lighter weight will make it easier to drift for sure, but the weight distribution I guess should not impact that much because when you drift the kite you tend to depower right? So as long as the shape stays the same it wouldn't really matter right? I'm also speculating of course.

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:22 pm
by BudhaNl
The balance between front tube and trailing edge is going to be different when the latter weighs less. So unless the front tube is lightrr as well, the centre of the kite will be in a different position compares to before. I assume that will have an impact on the drifting capabilities. We'll see when we get back user experiences!

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:54 pm
by rogue_kiteboarder
Pricing and bar options are up and live now: https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp ... t_size_bar

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:24 am
by kgb
Looks like a killer line up! Can't wait! :naughty:

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:41 am
by clint2070
Lambertsen wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:46 am
Kites (Slash & Pivot):


Twin Tips:


Surf Boards:
Killer vids ! The kites look a lot better live than on the website ! Did The Kiteboarder do a foil board review ?

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:34 am
by tautologies
clint2070 wrote:
Killer vids ! The kites look a lot better live than on the website ! Did The Kiteboarder do a foil board review ?
That is so true. I saw the pics someone posted and has the same reaction.

I didn't see a foil board review yet.

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:11 pm
by clint2070
tautologies wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:34 am
clint2070 wrote:
Killer vids ! The kites look a lot better live than on the website ! Did The Kiteboarder do a foil board review ?
That is so true. I saw the pics someone posted and has the same reaction.

I didn't see a foil board review yet.
Maybe it was so hot they they packed it up !

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:30 pm
by KitingPolak
Could someone tell me how much the 14m and 9m Pivots weigh? 2017 model is fine. I'm also curious if the Pivots generate any power while looping, for say, a dark-slide or jesus walk, or if per the reviews, they just pivot w/o generating much power. I've never flown one but am thinking if there's a lot of input on the bar, the kite will pivot, however if there's less input on the bar, the kite will loop slower and generate some power. Is that right?

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:16 pm
by tautologies
KitingPolak wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Could someone tell me how much the 14m and 9m Pivots weigh? 2017 model is fine. I'm also curious if the Pivots generate any power while looping, for say, a dark-slide or jesus walk, or if per the reviews, they just pivot w/o generating much power. I've never flown one but am thinking if there's a lot of input on the bar, the kite will pivot, however if there's less input on the bar, the kite will loop slower and generate some power. Is that right?
Its great for dark slide IMO. I am assuming the 14 is fine for jesus walk.

Personally what I like is that you can control well how much it pulls. It will not pull as hard as the Torch when you really try to get power from it, but it has more than enough to do dark slide or long hand drag with rotations.
The good thing is also that even when it is much more powered you can loop it later and get a lot less power. Or even somewhat sheeted out.

I'll try to weight them later.

Re: 2018 Naish kites

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:19 am
by stefarius
BudhaNl wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:22 pm
The balance between front tube and trailing edge is going to be different when the latter weighs less. So unless the front tube is lightrr as well, the centre of the kite will be in a different position compares to before. I assume that will have an impact on the drifting capabilities. We'll see when we get back user experiences!
Spot on, had the same experience! Great jump kite, but for waves and you want Naish ... go Slash!
http://www.kitefinder.com/en/kites/1701 ... pivot-2018
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