Not a single Naish kite or board beining used at the Cabrinha/St Francis YC, Crissy field thursday night races or the North American kite races last month.
The North American kite Races at Crissy had 62 competiters and the thursday night races have on average 35 or more.
That is too bad. I think Naish did maybe not the greatest job promoting their Charger kite. I think the charger is great race kite, but the release of the kite was too close to the release of the 2012 lineup. On the other hand, there were quite a few brands that were not represented....and as far as I saw most people were on Ozone kites...so that means that race kites have barely developed the past two years right? Definitely some opportunities out there.
I don't have too much experience of different boards side by side, but I also think their board is pretty good. I have ridden their board side by side with a few others, and it works well, but Naish has to get a good rider on their gear..or get one of their good riders to start racing