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 Post subject: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Hey Folks,

As I understand from some dealers, the difference between the Naish Ride generation 1 (2013) and Gen2 ('14) are the following: the Struts are moved a bit to decrease flapping, and the Bridles are slightly tweaked for better stability and sheeting. Has anyone ridden both Gen's / '13 vs '14? As you can see online and thru Ads, shops are blowing out the Model 1 for $599...Is the 2014 that much better/ worth it? Upwind ability and stability is pretty important to me.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:11 pm 
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I have not ridden it yet...so I am the same gathering info like you.

I also heard it is a tad flatter, with a bit more low end. I will probably get the 10 and see from there. I used my 10 so much last year.

$600 is cheap tho. I think the discount I have seen have been 25% or so...which makes is I dunno $200-250 difference.

I guess you'd always have that problem in a way. :thumb: :thumb:
I tend to choose the newer ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:59 pm 
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How much bridal does the Gen 2 Ride have? The original had such long a bridal.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:33 pm 
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well thanks for this revue, now i know it is not for me.
another toy for sheep-weight rider.

WindS4 wrote:
...As I understand from some dealers, the difference between the Naish Ride generation 1 (2013) and Gen2 ('14) are the following: the Struts are moved a bit to decrease flapping...

flapping. that what you have with two struts kites usually


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
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Slappysan wrote:
How much bridal does the Gen 2 Ride have? The original had such long a bridal.


A lot shorter and no pulley..it has a slider pulley now. It cannot slip around the wingtip without force now. Backline is still direct.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Hi - I own 10 and 12 in the first gen - and also 6, 8 and 9 of the second gen. All in all the ride and response is very similar. Fantastic kites. It may just be the smaller sizes but the more recent model seems a touch more responsive and crisp. You will not regret buying either model. A kite with no bad habits, that glides forever!

PS I am about to sell my 10m for £400 inc postage if anyone is interested... Has only been used 6 times - I had the 10 and the 8 and they were just too close... Have now bought a 9.

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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
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onein5 wrote:
Hi - I own 10 and 12 in the first gen - and also 6, 8 and 9 of the second gen. All in all the ride and response is very similar. Fantastic kites. It may just be the smaller sizes but the more recent model seems a touch more responsive and crisp. You will not regret buying either model. A kite with no bad habits, that glides forever!

PS I am about to sell my 10m for £400 inc postage if anyone is interested... Has only been used 6 times - I had the 10 and the 8 and they were just too close... Have now bought a 9.

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Have you had the 9 out yet? Its magic :)


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Taut - flew it Tuesday in Gusty sh1t conditions and LOVED it - Seems to glide forever. Can't wait for a swell to team it up with my WAM!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:57 pm 
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I went with the old models for 599. When you get your first pinhole or tumble in the surf you won't be as scared/pissed. I really wanted the 9M but got a 10 and 8M for almost the same price as the 9M.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Ride Original vs Gen 2?
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slaterson19 wrote:
I went with the old models for 599. When you get your first pinhole or tumble in the surf you won't be as scared/pissed. I really wanted the 9M but got a 10 and 8M for almost the same price as the 9M.


The 10 was my most used kite last year, and the 8 is also a super good kite. You'll be happy. I think it is your entry drug to the low strut / weight kite kites :-)


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