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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:15 am 
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I tried it a little, I was over powered but it was nice. Seemed a little more bar pressure than my bolts but a little more direct control in the jumps. I'd like to try the 6. I'll tell him to try that.


exactly what I think too. I think Bolts look more stable, because the Ride kite pumps a little when nuclear gusts hit it, but it actually feels really stable in the gusty winds still.

The 6 is unreal :-) Should be a fantastic Maui kite..here it rarely is windy enough for it. :-(

I gotta get my boots on and ride them a little with a TT.


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:38 am 
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This last couple weeks have been crazy, so many days that I feel lit on my 6. Yesterday was dead and then today was cranking. I wanted to try some loops today but to much wind for me. Really do want to try the Ride 6 but they don't have any demos yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Hi, just want to chirp in after reading aceras624's post.

I'm not sure if he had a kite properly that was properly inflated because I've been riding the 12m and the 10m now for about 2 months without any issues. I've been kiting for 10 years and I've been full time employed as an instructor for 5 years now. I work at a store that sells Naish as well as Best, Core, Slingshot, Wainman and Ozone. I can pick from any kite I want to buy for myself and I picked the Ride. aceras624's right if you want a high performance kite that the Ride will not fill the bill, but you can't compare that kite against the like's of an Edge. Those kites are night and day apart. If you want a simple do everything easy type kite then the Ride is a definite good choice. I bought a whole quiver of them (I pay for my own personal kites) because I found that it was simply a very easy do everything kite. It loops just fine, not a beast at the end of a leash type pull but it does all my kite loops with consistent smooth power. It jumps fine, does not have a high aspect kite rip you off float forever feeling but it jumps nearly as high, Drifts awesomely down the line, I'll put it as a top contender for a surf drifting kite.

I've had many kites over time and I actually sold my whole quiver of 2011 Rebels (no slouch of a kite) to replace them with the Ride. The Ride just does everything well, not any one thing awesome. That's what I needed since I ride mostly strapless but a times still love kicking out big jumps on a TT with loops.

Also want to comment about his beginner comments. I won't say that what he saw didn't happen but I've personally chosen the Ride as my quiver for teaching. I've used kites from all the other manufacturers we sell and I found the Ride to best suit as a great teaching kite.

Joel


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:01 pm 
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No more Naish kites with the Sigma shape !


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:24 pm 
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What Naish has the lowest bar pressure, bolt, park, ride?


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:53 pm 
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rightguard wrote:
What Naish has the lowest bar pressure, bolt, park, ride?

I had bad tennis elbow or kitesurf elbow,naish parks no elbow problems even after 7 hour wave session, Tony


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:47 am 
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rightguard wrote:
What Naish has the lowest bar pressure, bolt, park, ride?


I think the Bolt and Park are similar. Probably Park by a hair. It is mostly a matter of moving the backline to go super light.

2013 park has a little more I think. My buddy think they are similar. They changed the bridle quite a bit. It is much smaller, but still simple.


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Quick question,

The RIDE can be used with other brand bars like the Airush Smart Bar 4?

Thanks.......


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Manuel V wrote:
Quick question,

The RIDE can be used with other brand bars like the Airush Smart Bar 4?

Thanks.......


Same length lines, 4-line bar should be fine.

As usual pay a little attention in the beginning when you set it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Ride - New Naish kite
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:41 pm 
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does it release to one front line or both? might make a difference in safety to have the same release on whatever bar you use. You can make other bars work but you had better be SURE of what you are doing.


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