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Buy new Naish Park or something else?

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Created by BurkeyBoy > 9 months ago, 30 Jun 2016
BurkeyBoy
QLD, 540 posts
30 Jun 2016 11:17AM
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Hey. I'm about to buy my 4th Park. But, there is little possibility of demoing gear around here. Any suggestions as to something similar that you'd recommend?

Kozzie
QLD, 1451 posts
30 Jun 2016 4:42PM
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whatever it is you are useing. if you havent maxed it out at 100% and you still have enough room to develop and grow on it further then stick with it. it will make progressing easier then a new kite. but if your sitting around 90% i say get something a little more advanced and higher performance.
it really depends on where you are development wise.

i wouldnt buy a torch because im not ready yet. maybe you are

pro merc
NSW, 283 posts
7 Jul 2016 9:49AM
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The newest Park is a sick kite, what size are you after I know where you can get some!

BurkeyBoy
QLD, 540 posts
7 Jul 2016 11:24AM
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Hi pro merc. I'll be after a 2017 though, not the 2016 which I've just sold, was a great kite.

kemp90
QLD, 1646 posts
7 Jul 2016 2:44PM
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I rode a 2016 on the weekend in Sri Lanka. What a gem to loop. Good luck trying to find a 2017 tho!

glasstraxx
WA, 285 posts
7 Jul 2016 3:34PM
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kemp90 said..
I rode a 2016 on the weekend in Sri Lanka. What a gem to loop. Good luck trying to find a 2017 tho!


how was it unhooking ?

kemp90
QLD, 1646 posts
7 Jul 2016 7:00PM
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glasstraxx said...
kemp90 said..
I rode a 2016 on the weekend in Sri Lanka. What a gem to loop. Good luck trying to find a 2017 tho!


how was it unhooking ?


It wasn't really the right conditions to unhook. The bar pressure was a little light but that could have been made heavy at the kite.
I was mainly just looping it. Felt so so good to loop loved it. Such an easy fun kite



axion
VIC, 144 posts
7 Jul 2016 8:45PM
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^^ sick pic mate, where was the photographer situated to get that shot? Looks like maybe off a boat?

kemp90
QLD, 1646 posts
7 Jul 2016 9:05PM
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axion said...
^^ sick pic mate, where was the photographer situated to get that shot? Looks like maybe off a boat?


Just on the shore friend. Was shot at Vella island on an iPhone. Definitely one of the best spots on the planet

cauncy
WA, 7042 posts
7 Jul 2016 7:15PM
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After years on the freeride big jumping kites
I've been looking at other options
The new parks got a glowing report from the kiteworld crew at cape town whilst testing plenty in that class
I'd also look at or better demo
Enduro
Gts 4
Vegas
Dice ( new)
Rpm
Union
Etc etc etc, I found some kites needed to be set on certain settings to be appealing

glasstraxx
WA, 285 posts
8 Jul 2016 9:34AM
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nice loop. definitely keen to upgrade to these but cut between the french bandit

kemp90
QLD, 1646 posts
8 Jul 2016 12:40PM
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glasstraxx said...
nice loop. definitely keen to upgrade to these but cut between the french bandit


I like both of those kites. But 2016 naish bar doesn't have below bar swivel. What were they thinking

glasstraxx
WA, 285 posts
8 Jul 2016 11:06PM
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no too bad if your style of riding natural untwists the inside lines... but i know what you mean.

tomme
VIC, 475 posts
10 Jul 2016 6:21PM
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kemp90 said..

glasstraxx said...
nice loop. definitely keen to upgrade to these but cut between the french bandit



I like both of those kites. But 2016 naish bar doesn't have below bar swivel. What were they thinking


i think it is after market

StKKiter
VIC, 61 posts
11 Jul 2016 11:04PM
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Where can you get an aftermarket BTB swivel? (or did I misunderstand)

This is the only thing missing from the bar imho

kemp90
QLD, 1646 posts
12 Jul 2016 7:43PM
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I know James from ProKite uses something after market called nuke or something. Send ProKite an email. James might be able to help

StKKiter
VIC, 61 posts
14 Jul 2016 11:07PM
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Thanks for that, unfortunately the nuke appears to be the Fluid Kites quick release so you loose the BTB de power. Cheers



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