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Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby skideeppow » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:26 pm

any one know what his plans are?

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby ColdWeatherKiter » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:44 pm

I suppose create his own company, the same way his mentor Robby Naish and Jason Polakow. Most likely to aim at the foilboarding/SUP market, where he has the strongest reputation.

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby tautologies » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:54 pm

ColdWeatherKiter wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:44 pm
I suppose create his own company, the same way his mentor Robby Naish and Jason Polakow. Most likely to aim at the foilboarding/SUP market, where he has the strongest reputation.
I don't know, but I'm bummed to see this.
I doubt that he'll make his own company for making boards.

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:07 pm

Maybe he got too expensive to keep.

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby dylan* » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 pm

Dave_5280 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Maybe he got too expensive to keep.
wouldnt surprise me. world class athlete in multiple disciplines, i wouldnt blame him for following the money if the opportunity is there. he deserves it for sure.

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby Alysum » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 am

Makes sense to do his own brand....

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby james » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:06 am

That’s the fastest way to drop out of top competition relevance and loose a fuck ton of money.... or if your lucky, some company that’s invested in you money

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby pj sofine » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:19 pm

Never knew he was with naish.

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby mopman365 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:29 pm

My guess is, now that Naish has a surf and kite foil range, they tried to force him into using their gear exclusively. He's been using custom/unmarked foils a lot more recently. That and the fact that his other sponsors (GoPro and Red Bull) probably provide enough $$$$$$ without the restrictions.

From an article in Surfer mag just couple of days before leaving "Nash":
"On the foil side of things, Nash makes the foils that I use every single day and I also get custom foils for testing purposes. I kind of do a lot of my own R&D, but the production stuff that I use is from Nash. It's kind of funny because we're at a point in this sport where it's been around for a long time, but at the same time it feels so new. There's a lot of development happening and I think it's really cool."
https://www.surfer.com/features/rode-ka ... ydrofoils/

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Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

Postby tautologies » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 pm

mopman365 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:29 pm
My guess is, now that Naish has a surf and kite foil range, they tried to force him into using their gear exclusively. He's been using custom/unmarked foils a lot more recently. That and the fact that his other sponsors (GoPro and Red Bull) probably provide enough $$$$$$ without the restrictions.

From an article in Surfer mag just couple of days before leaving "Nash":
"On the foil side of things, Nash makes the foils that I use every single day and I also get custom foils for testing purposes. I kind of do a lot of my own R&D, but the production stuff that I use is from Nash. It's kind of funny because we're at a point in this sport where it's been around for a long time, but at the same time it feels so new. There's a lot of development happening and I think it's really cool."
https://www.surfer.com/features/rode-ka ... ydrofoils/
Nah I doubt it has anything to do with the gear. Sponsorships are usually a matter of money (which is reasonable). I bet Kai has been pretty instrumental in giving feedback to hone the Foils to make it absolutely epic. He is after all the leading athlete when it comes to foil surfing. If he needed different gear Naish would have just made it for him.


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