Naish kiteboarding what’s new ?
The 2017 season marks the beginning of a new era in kiting. With the introduction of Quad-Tex—our exclusive, 4x-reinforced ripstop that surpasses all other canopy materials on the market in strength, pull and durability—our new kites are the strongest, most responsive available.
Also new to the kite line is the smooth, yet responsive, wave-dedicated Slash, which delivers huge on versatility and easily adapts to a variety of conditions. Other upgrades were made to our already successful kite ranges—including the addition of the ESP adaptive bridle system, which heightens the accessibility of the Torch.
The product of extensive engineering, prototyping, testing and perfecting, the new Torque Control System is the most advanced, function-rich trim line system to date. Effortless to operate, this patented push-away quick release mechanism features a streamlined design with a ball bearing swivel for tangle-free lines and a linear release force for consistently smooth operation regardless of line tension.
Our new Hover Hydrofoil and Foilboards enter the market as the user-friendly system that gets kiters foiling quickly and easily. Stable and quick-to-plane, the complete setup features a 3-mast system that allows riders to swap out mast lengths as they advance. The additions of the Stomp and Drive round out the high-performance end of our twin tip line with uber-lightweight, responsive shapes for experienced freestyle and freeride riders. We’ve even updated our tremendously popular bindings with an industry-first double-molded surface texture (with two different densities) making the Apex II the grippiest, most comfortable binding yet.
At Naish, we’re always asking “how high, how fast, how far . . .” and we feed that insatiable curiosity by pushing the boundaries. Naturally driven to shake things up, innovation is in our DNA. But don’t take our word for it, grab some new gear and see what you’re made of.
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2017 Naish kites and Boards overview in the following video :
A collaboration between Teijin and Naish, Quad-Tex is the strongest, most responsive kite canopy material on the market. Taking a “strength-first” approach, Quad-Tex is constructed with a matrix of 4x-reinforced ripstop, which is balanced to the optimal strength-to-weight ratio for heavy-duty rip protection. Quad-Tex consistently outperforms leading canopy materials, testing over 30% stronger with the least elongation and stretch. The result is a more rigid, responsive kite that you can count on, day in and day out.
SLASH: PURE WAVE/STRAPLESS
Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Developed with elite riders on the crest of the most legendary waves in the world—and tested to perform in even the most sloppy, onshore conditions—the Slash offers a smooth, yet responsive experience that adapts easily to a diversity of surf and trick riding.
Born from the DNA of the renowned Pivot, the Slash features a lower aspect ratio and higher, wider wingtips for a compact overall outline which makes it easy to turn quickly and change direction. The swept wing tip delivers unmatched drifting ability, light bar pressure and quick relaunch. Perfectly balanced, the bridles and geometry are tuned to produce an incredibly stable shape and intuitive performance.
Constructed with Quad-Tex—a revolutionary new 4x-reinforced ripstop that is 30% stronger and stiffer than any other kite canopy material on the market—the Slash is, easily, one of the strongest kites around. Intuitive, durable, dynamic. . . the Slash puts you in control to rip the most out of your session.
Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are just a few characteristics that make the Pivot one of the most sought-after kites on the market. Adapting to a wide variety of wind and wave conditions, this kite features a medium aspect ratio for substantial low-end power, easy jumping and great upwind performance. Dynamic and responsive, it pivots quickly and easily on a small axis of rotation—with minimal power increase through turns—for super-smooth carving through waves and enhanced control going into and out of kiteloops.
Now constructed with Quad-Tex—the most advanced kite canopy material in existence—the Pivot is livelier and more responsive than ever. The stronger, stiffer fabric transfers energy more directly putting riders in complete control.
Easy-handling, well-rounded and incredibly versatile, it’s clear to see how the Pivot has become the all-around choice for everyone, everywhere.
Whatever the conditions call for, Naish has you covered. Lightweight, durable and engineered for responsive performance, our full range of directionals has options for anything from lightwind freeride, small wave, high performance and everything in between.
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TORQUE CONTROL SYSTEMS
The AFNOR* certified Torque Control Systems offer a function-rich design with the all-new Torque Loop—the most advanced trim line system to date with a ball bearing swivel that keeps lines tangle-free. Extremely easy to release and reload, the patented Naish push-away quick release mechanism makes for consistently smooth operation regardless of line tension—keeping you secure while freeing you up to focus on what you love.
Torque ATB Control
Torque BTB Control