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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby tautologies » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:27 pm

Had another session on the 7 slash. This time with a TT. Super fun, jumps like crazy just like Clint said. It is has much less aggressive initial pull than the pivot, which makes it easier to control. I would think this kite is a great kite also for jumping for intermediate kiters.

Great hangtime, great pull, even and predictable. Nice looping. I'm so excited about this kite.

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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby Dirk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:58 pm

:thumb: it´s really a versatile kite, far beyond the pure wave aspect. I also ride the 7 with my TT and love it for that. I am teaching my 14 year old son on it as well, works really good.

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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby stunaite » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:18 am

How is the bar pressure of the 2018 Slash? (Compared with a Pivot 2016 if possible)

Is a kite that needs constant steering (which can stress the elbows)?

Is there another wave kite with lighter bar pressure?

Thanks in Advance for any comment.

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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby tautologies » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:04 pm

stunaite wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:18 am
How is the bar pressure of the 2018 Slash? (Compared with a Pivot 2016 if possible)

Is a kite that needs constant steering (which can stress the elbows)?

Is there another wave kite with lighter bar pressure?

Thanks in Advance for any comment.
I've only used it on the regular setting and I'd say bar pressure is slightly lighter than pivot. It's still the same nice even pressure through the sheeting range. You can adjust it to light bar pressure. I do not think the steering needs to be active like I felt it was on the dash. The kite hangs back and drifts well but is s great jumper too.

I think on the lighter setting you'll be fine.

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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby piccio » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:52 am

I had north for years and a couple of years ago bought rrd religion because I have more fun in the waves .yesterday north sardinia about 18 20 knots ,1,5 2 mt waves a friend gave me 8 slash to try.
Super quality and more power than my 8 rrd,travel faster,goes equal upwind ,yumps much more.
I found it travels too forward ....reminds the rebel .....consequence takes time to change direction .....too much time to be called wave kite.....some slow turning speed, arc......radius should be smaller .
flat water ,maybe foil,yumping with TT could be good . its power should be managed ,used to have fun in the waves otherwise is water ski if I go down too long.
maybe had to be used one or two smaller size like they were suggesting years ago for north neo.
maybe heavier guys need and can manage better its power .....could not say.
yust one hour and first time with a slash.......... very personal impression !

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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby tautologies » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:34 pm

piccio wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:52 am
I had north for years and a couple of years ago bought rrd religion because I have more fun in the waves .yesterday north sardinia about 18 20 knots ,1,5 2 mt waves a friend gave me 8 slash to try.
Super quality and more power than my 8 rrd,travel faster,goes equal upwind ,yumps much more.
I found it travels too forward ....reminds the rebel .....consequence takes time to change direction .....too much time to be called wave kite.....some slow turning speed, arc......radius should be smaller .
flat water ,maybe foil,yumping with TT could be good . its power should be managed ,used to have fun in the waves otherwise is water ski if I go down too long.
maybe had to be used one or two smaller size like they were suggesting years ago for north neo.
maybe heavier guys need and can manage better its power .....could not say.
yust one hour and first time with a slash.......... very personal impression !
Great review.
I think you'd get used to the difference if you had more time on it. I tend to crank the bar pretty hard on it. I have ridden both side shore and onshore waves on it as well as flat water TT. Granted I might be heavier than you, but I think I would feel if it wanted to pull me off my the wave(?). To me there is no power spike when turning. It is for instance what makes it pull so evenly when jumping. The loops are not powerful, yet you an get some speed when landing. It also drifts really well.
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