Naish Kiteboarding - Kite Selection
Naish Draft Performance Freeride-Racing Kite
The Naish Draft Kite is a high performance freeride kite that excels at hooked-in riding, hang time and racing. This state-of-the-art design has powerful lift for boosting big airs and long gliding jumps. The Draft features a Static Bridle Platform. This eliminates the pulley and keeps the kite stable and driving forward for unrivaled windward performance and downwind speed. The Draft has five struts on the 7, 9 and 12 sizes for added control in strong winds and three struts on the 14 and 17 sizes for light wind performance and faster turning. Stability, high floating jumps, and speed are characteristics that define the Draft.
Naish Park Freeride-Wave Kite
The Naish Park Kite is one kite that does it all for any rider, any style, in any condition. Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides an easy ride, the power to boost and the handling to hit the lip with style. The powerful profile gives the rider outstanding low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. Reduced diameter struts were also implemented for increased low-end power, improved aerodynamics and reduced weight. The Swept Compact C outline and three-strut design create a stable and responsive kite. The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for easy relaunch. The new Static Bridle Platform improves forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. These characteristics are essential for wave/unhooked riding.
Naish Ride Freeride Kite
The Naish Ride Kite is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity. The lightweight, two-strut design provides superior low end performance due to its fuller center section, as well as faster inflation and smaller packing for easy transport. The Ride has rounded wing tips, which allow the kite to rotate with less drag while resting on the water. This makes for extremely easy water relaunching characteristics. It also has a slightly flatter arc compared to other kites, which gives it more punch when sheeting in and provides that nice sheet-in and go feel and easy jumping.
Naish Torch Performance Freestyle Kite
The Naish Torch Kite is designed for freestyle riders who demand a state-of-the-art, fast flying C-kite with precision response for hooked in and unhooked riding. Weight was reduced on the 2014 Torch by implementing reduced diameter struts, which increases the low-end power and improves handling. Power is delivered smoothly on the Torch, while the depower is similar to that of a bridled kite due to its ability to fly fast through the air. The Torch is the #1 kite of choice for dedicated freestyle and unhooked wave riders.
Naish Alana Women's Freeride-Wave Kite
The Naish Alana Kite is designed for women riders looking for an all-around kite with freeriding, freestyle and wave riding versatility. Based on the Park design, the Alana features a Swept Compact C outline and three-strut shape for stability, responsive steering, maximum depower and easy water relaunch. The Alana’s profile is the same as the Park for consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. It also features a Static Bridle Platform for forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. The Alana is the ideal kite for women that demand performance in a wide range of conditions
Naish Fly Lightwind Kite
The Naish Fly Kite is designed for freeriding and freestyle in light to marginal wind conditions. It is exceptionally lightweight for its size and has amazing low-end power. This is primarily due to the Fly’s proven two-strut, easy-handling design, which also provides superior turning and control. The Fly utilizes swept back wingtip shaping, which improves water relaunching in light wind conditions.
Naish Trip Travel Freeride Kite
The Naish Trip Kite is an innovative, no strut design that can be summarized in one word – simplicity. It is ideal for intermediate-to-advanced riders who want one compact kite for traveling, freeriding, wave riding and snow kiting. The Trip packs up 30% smaller than a kite with struts. This no-strut design has incredible low-end power and excellent bar feel for effortless jumping, wave riding and cruising.
Naish Xeon Training Kite
The Naish Xeon Training Kite is designed for first time kiteboarders looking for a simple, easy-to-use, ready-to-fly trainer kite package. It is the ideal choice for beginners who want to learn the basics of steering and kite positioning while on land.