Review for Naish Shockwave07 2007 12.0 Times tested:
11kn to 30knGood:
Power, turning speed, stability, wave riding, jumping and hang time.Bad:
None so far. Hmm, maybe that it is not a 9 :-)Review:
This kite is super nice for powered wave riding. The kite feels very nice, super powerful yet, stable and fast turning. Hang time is insane on this kite. it turns fast, with controllable power.
The kite is standard super good Naish quality. You can change the bar from 1:1 TO 2:1 in less than a minute. You can control the bar pressure, and turne the kite to your riding style, and not have to tune to the kite. For me this kite just felt right when I demoed it. From last years SW, thay have added some pads, and changed the profile a little and the kite never backs up. I have tried to get it to back up by over sheeting it, and nothing. It relaunches so easy that it feels automatic. I can ride it on a surfboard comfortable from about 12 mph to well over 30 mph...with higher gusts. There is no inversion on this kite at all. I have thrown it around overpowered, with depower, and the kite doesn't even deform a bit.
I thin kthe kite excells in winds from maybe 14 mph to around 25 mph.
THis kite jumps well on flat water, but superbly in chop and waves. THe handtime is, in powered conditions as long as you want it. Just control it on the bar.
The kite loops well, but with a bigger radius than the Torches. It does loop with power, unless you depower it on the bar. Very nice for downlooped powered bottom turns.
Kiteloops works well too for landing jumps with speed.
You can really ride the waves with this kite as it follows you completely depowered while you ride the wave, and you simply choose when to re-engage it.
Becareful wen you unhook with this kite. Make sure you have the powere dialed in, as you will ride it with full power...rolls are super easy with this kite, as the hang is so controllable.Rider Profile
Weight (kg): 81-90
Preferred Water: All
Preferred Power: Over
Preferred Kite Size: 9.0
Most Used Kite Size: 12.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 131-140
Brand Affiliation: Normal Customer
Similar gear used: 06 Shockwave, Boxer SLE, Best Waroo, Takoon Nova, EH Rippeher, EH Beast, etc.For pictures and more reviews click here