I got a naish park 2013 quiver (14-10-8) recently and I dislike two things about them.
I have an universal naish bar and its depower system with a cleat is horrible, often gets stuck. The chicken loop has released four times trying unblock the depower line on the cleat. the naish´s dealer is looking for if it´s possible to get a ATB system depower and change it.
But my biggest problem is when I trying unhooked tricks. If I loose the bar, the yellow safety line is on and it depowers completely the kite. the kite turns on itself and crosslink the lines and I must go out of the wáter. I looking for about naish´s "suicide mode", but I´m not convinced any of them; the most safety mode I thought it was attach the leash at the safety line and chickenloop at the same time but it puts the leash ring on the middle of chickenloop and depower the kite by depower line on the cleat too.
Does Anybody know how I could attach it for not depowered every time?
Does anybody happen about the kite reversed on itself?
Thanks in advance.
The yellow line is the flag line, it is designed to basically end the session.
If you want to try unhooked, you should move the stopper/slider all the way up (or take it off) and then launch on the beach with your leash in the yellow line. Once on the water, hook into the chicken loop and the yellow line. The bar should have enough throw that when you lose everything the kite will crash and move to the edge of the window. I also suggest you keep your leash attached to the front or side of your harness so you can "catch" it and reel it in if you miss the pass, I am often able to do this before the kite crashes. If you are getting too wrapped up get a longer leash, but I have been fine with the provided white Naish leash, I could see it becoming an issue if you can do double passes, but I think if you have that down you aren't my target audience.
Hooking the loop and the flag line at the same time gives you the option to blow your loop and go to the flag line if you get in a hairy situation (like tangled lines) and it will also keep the leash clip from hanging at the bottom of the loop which makes it easier to hook back in. The additional throw in the below-the-bar depower setup is why I much prefer this design for learning unhooked tricks, my kite almost always hits the water with the back lines slack when I miss instead of powering up the last bit of the fall as it gets to the edge of the window.
Attaching to the depower line is unnecessary, and in most cases, worse. The bar has so much throw your back lines are slack anyways, putting on all the depower isn't going to change much. In addition, after every crash you now have to reset your depower line before you can even launch the kite and you no longer have the option to grab the leash and quickly get back to your loop if you miss the pass but land on the board.
Ensure you have your lines setup correctly for unhooking, it should be basically impossible to backstall the kite even with the depower all the way out and the bar on the loop. I always move the back lines out to the ends of the knots on the bar ends, especially on older lines as the front lines creep (stretch) more than the back lines. If you aren't getting enough pop you need to work on your board skills and ride with more speed (which might mean a bigger kite), the kite is not used to initiate most unhooked tricks.