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Light wind Naish kite

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Created by Henrikhaaland 28 days ago, 19 Jun 2018
Henrikhaaland
7 posts
19 Jun 2018 5:24PM
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I was looking to get a new light wind kite, preferably Naish. I have a 10m ride now. It was thinking to buy second hand. It seems like naish have 14m in Ride, Park, Dash and Pivot. I am 70kg, so I think the 17m fly will be to big. It looks like a '15 or '16 park is cheapest.

Which one would you choose, and why?

BrisKites
QLD, 1193 posts
20 Jun 2018 6:14AM
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The 14m Pivot would be the logical step down if you don't want a FLY

Swavek
WA, 235 posts
20 Jun 2018 1:49PM
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Pivots are popular kites with heavier guys. I Like my 11 and 8, but did not like 12 (I can imagine 14 would be even worse - heavy bar pressure, pulls like a truck, not very fast turning, not the best upwind once bigger than 11m).

I am 105 kg and when I let guys around your weigh to try my Pivot kites they generally don't like them. Heavy guys 95kg and up do like them. They are also quite powerfull (same or more powerfull than other brands next size up). I would be surprised if you liked 14m Pivot.

Surfer62
VIC, 1168 posts
21 Jun 2018 5:49AM
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Henrikhaaland said..
I was looking to get a new light wind kite, preferably Naish. I have a 10m ride now. It was thinking to buy second hand. It seems like naish have 14m in Ride, Park, Dash and Pivot. I am 70kg, so I think the 17m fly will be to big. It looks like a '15 or '16 park is cheapest.

Which one would you choose, and why?


What do you want to use it for ? Surfboard, tt, waves, freeride ?

BrisKites
QLD, 1193 posts
21 Jun 2018 4:55PM
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There are plenty of 12 and 14m Pivot owners who are very happy with them. Upwind is no problem.

Swavek
WA, 235 posts
21 Jun 2018 3:54PM
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BrisKites said..
There are plenty of 12 and 14m Pivot owners who are very happy with them. Upwind is no problem.


I had 2015 Pivot 12m and then got 2016 11m - totally different kite, way better than 12m. Maybe the bigger ones improved since - try before you buy if you can.

Henrikhaaland
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23 Jun 2018 1:10AM
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Surfer62 said..

Henrikhaaland said..
I was looking to get a new light wind kite, preferably Naish. I have a 10m ride now. It was thinking to buy second hand. It seems like naish have 14m in Ride, Park, Dash and Pivot. I am 70kg, so I think the 17m fly will be to big. It looks like a '15 or '16 park is cheapest.

Which one would you choose, and why?



What do you want to use it for ? Surfboard, tt, waves, freeride ?


Mainly light wind cruising at a tt. I don't have any specific riding styles yet, i'm quite a beginner

DirkG
49 posts
25 Jun 2018 7:33PM
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There is a 14m Boxer which would be my light wind preference (just a couple of kilos heavier than you). They brought this size only now in 2018 so it might be difficult to get a used one. It is on my list for next season.
I mostly ride Pivots (2018), the 11m being the biggest I have right now. I like it a lot.
The Pivots are powerful (don?t know how they compare to the Rides), so I ride smaller sizes. For example my 8m Pivot gives me a similar wind range as my 9m Dash.
I would rather go for a larger used Pivot than a Park to cover light wind.

lucy5
QLD, 47 posts
25 Jun 2018 11:20PM
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I think the boxer would be a way better light wind kite than a 14 pivot I've tried the 14 pivot and owned a few light wind specific kites wasn't overally impressed with it boxer would be the go if your buying Naish.



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