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ciscokitesurfer
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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:42 pm

how much power a wave kite generates when the rider loops the kite is important. I prefer to generate less power so I can redirect the kite without being pull out of the wave. Also is important the skills of the rider but also the kite.
I have NEO and SST wave kites. Same board, same rider but the SST kite keeps generating more power when looping. When I am looking to buy a different wave kite brand I look for kites that don't generate much power when looping the kite. Kite finder reviews helped me decide what kite to buy. cheers

clint2070
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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby clint2070 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 am

ciscokitesurfer wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:42 pm
how much power a wave kite generates when the rider loops the kite is important. I prefer to generate less power so I can redirect the kite without being pull out of the wave. Also is important the skills of the rider but also the kite.
I have NEO and SST wave kites. Same board, same rider but the SST kite keeps generating more power when looping. When I am looking to buy a different wave kite brand I look for kites that don't generate much power when looping the kite. Kite finder reviews helped me decide what kite to buy. cheers
are you in side shore or side off conditions ? Im in southern California with side on/on shore and I need as much power as I can get. Maybe thats why Naish says its good in onshore conditions but the pivot is good in side/ side off. I did like the neo when I flew it though. It just doesn't have the low end that the Naish kites have. The Neo drifts killer though ! Ive never flown the SST

clint2070
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Local Beach: Strand,Tourmaline,Stinkz,Belmont,Seal.
Favorite Beaches: C St, Naish beach, tourmaline,Strand, cabarete, San Quintin, La Ventana,Rauls,Nungas,Mancora,
Style: surf, freeride
Gear: Naish, Firewire, ride engine,Ford,liquid force, Zeeko.Tomo,
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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby clint2070 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am

I actually used my 12m Slash today in 9mph and my Spitfire foil. Thinking of selling my 12m Boxer.

Dwight
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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby Dwight » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:49 am

clint2070 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am
I actually used my 12m Slash today in 9mph and my Spitfire foil. Thinking of selling my 12m Boxer.
Tell us more....

Typically the lightest kite wins.....when foiling. I like a kite so light it doesn’t require attention to keep it from sagging out of the window due to weight.

ciscokitesurfer
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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:27 pm

most of my kiting is on onshore where you need to redirect the kite all the time. If you are riding down the line waves the pull down effect is not a problem. I would always prefer a pivot turn and not much pull. cheers

clint2070
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Favorite Beaches: C St, Naish beach, tourmaline,Strand, cabarete, San Quintin, La Ventana,Rauls,Nungas,Mancora,
Style: surf, freeride
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Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Postby clint2070 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:14 am

Dwight wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:49 am
clint2070 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am
I actually used my 12m Slash today in 9mph and my Spitfire foil. Thinking of selling my 12m Boxer.
Tell us more....

Typically the lightest kite wins.....when foiling. I like a kite so light it doesn’t require attention to keep it from sagging out of the window due to weight.
The Boxer might be a little lighter but the slash turns so much faster. My Zeeko Spitfire turns so fast that I like my kite to turn fast too. I usually don't even try to foil if the lows are less than 7mph and the average is less than 10mph. I didn't drop it so I don't know how much wind it needs to relaunch. The boxer surprises me how it relaunches in like 7-8mph. I just got my Soloshot 3 today. If theres enough wind tomorrow Ill test them both out and try to add a video.


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