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Naish Pivot 11 2018 light wind wave session, a short video

Postby haiku » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:31 am

Hi. The new Pivot 11 has really impressed me in terms of power; after a great vacation in Maui, back in Italy I finally tried this kite few days ago in my home spot. The swell wasn't solid and the West wind was blowing from 9 to 13 Knots. I went out wearing a full wetsuit (my weight is 67 Kilos) with the Naish Skater 5'2, surprisingly not only I was able not to loose ground, but also to do some turns. This kite does not drift as my Slash 7 and 9 but It is still a nice kite for wave riding; in my humble opinion the Quad Tex cloth has improved the turning abiliy and the overall stability. Back stalling is not and issue anymore. So, here's a short video in which I show you the Pivot 11 2018 in action.

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Re: Naish Pivot 11 2018 light wind wave session, a short video

Postby iriejohn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:02 pm

Kite was nowhere near backstalling, just sat there waiting. Very nice video and the music was a perfect match for the session. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Naish Pivot 11 2018 light wind wave session, a short video

Postby tautologies » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:53 pm

Nice!!!! I love the stoke!!!
If you take the 11 out in more wind, it drifts nicely. It is my go to kite for pretty much any riding.

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Re: Naish Pivot 11 2018 light wind wave session, a short video

Postby haiku » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:59 am

Thanks guys. I really love this kite. Happy new year from a cold Italy.
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Re: Naish Pivot 11 2018 light wind wave session, a short video

Postby Dirk » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:06 am

Nice. I have got almost the same combo: 8/11 Pivot, 5/7 Slash. New Skater still unused in my garage. Does it feel different from last year, now that bottom shaping is different?

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Re: Naish Pivot 11 2018 light wind wave session, a short video

Postby haiku » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:01 pm

The new Skater is totally different from the MY 2017 and 2016. IMHO is better in waves and for freestyle air tricks but I've found the construction a little bit prone to heel dents on the deck (being the board very light is not a concern). In Maui I had a lot of great wave sessions (strapless and strapped), the Skater never disappointed me in terms of maneuverability and carving speed. I also own and test other kite wave boards and I must admit that the new Skater is on of the best in my wide quiver especially in terms of versatiliy and overall performances. I'm just working to a complete review of this board for the website www.standuppaddling.it. Below some pics of the new Skater in action in the hawaiian waters.

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