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Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby John Doe » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:12 am

Bummed that the Naish Center on Maui is closed permanently. I always had great service there when I visited Maui. Bought a couple SUP boards there. Was always totally stoked to see all the gear in one spot. I really hope someone on Maui carries some Naish gear. Doesn't make sense to me as it is the Western Hemisphere center of kiting & windsurfing?!?!?!?!?!

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby ELI » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:02 am

My favorite shop for rental boards,Globals! Was great to see their complete line of gear in one spot. Sad to see them go. This summer I sent them some old windsurfing mags from 1972? with a article on Robbie winning his first world title at 13?

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby cglazier » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:22 am

I was told that the Hi Tech store which is not far away will carry Naish gear.
But the Naish Pro shop will certainly be missed.
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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby haiku » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 am

Great service, great friends. I missed the Naish Pro Center too :( . Great deals during the final sale I've bought a couple of Naish Trip for hydrofoiling.

Cheers
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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:55 am

Why did they close ?

Was it owned by Naish directly?

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby haiku » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:04 am

I don't know why. By the way, It is owned by Naish.

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby james » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:27 pm

Ask the KGB....

He will know..;-)

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby tautologies » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:25 pm

Yeah this is a huge bummer. :-(

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:48 pm

Shame, was always part of the Maui trip routine.

Sign of the times I expect.

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Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Postby John Doe » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:17 am

I know, it's a bummer. I live in the middle of nowhere in California & we have barely 1 kiteshop about 50 miles away. Going to Maui & walking into shops with all the gear is always hella cool. Holding boards, paddles in your hands & comparing the models is really cool. I bought 2 sups from Naish & loved both of them - particularly as they gave me a good deal. Good boards, good gear. Jay was great & there was a younger guy that was great too. I had also had help from another older guy that was really great.

I ended up getting 2 new Pivots based off my experience with those guys there. So having that shop had ramifcations beyond just the shop on Maui. I was looking forward to checking out the Globals this winter. Hopefully Hi Tech will carry them. I can't imagine the mecca of kitesurfing-windsurfing-sup would be without a shop with their gear.

Disregard the Cab board in the pic. It was the best board I've ever had, but they don't make it anymore so I am probably going Global. The Slingy bar has already been replaced with a Naish bar and it is way better. The Slingy lines are too thick, they drag in the wind giving me lag-time on my kite. Naish bar is quick simple, rad.
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