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New Naish models??

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Created by Zeusman > 9 months ago, 18 Feb 2013
Zeusman
NSW, 1262 posts
18 Feb 2013 1:29PM
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Anybody else notice Kai Lenny mention in his victory speach at Sunset abput some new models coming out this year? Anyone got the inside mail? DJ you always know what's going on. You

ShireSUP
NSW, 982 posts
18 Feb 2013 6:05PM
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Your in no postion to be thinking of new boards young man

Snowie
NSW, 149 posts
18 Feb 2013 6:09PM
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Zeusman said...

Anybody else notice Kai Lenny mention in his victory speach at Sunset abput some new models coming out this year? Anyone got the inside mail? DJ you always know what's going on. You



An 18 foot LE would solve any tracking issues that you might be having.

Zeusman
NSW, 1262 posts
18 Feb 2013 6:53PM
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ShireSUP said...
Your in no postion to be thinking of new boards young man


Actually Greg, I discussed the possibility of the new Naish boards being released later in the year with the boss & it was actually received quite well!!

Zeusman
NSW, 1262 posts
18 Feb 2013 6:57PM
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Snowie said...
Zeusman said...

Anybody else notice Kai Lenny mention in his victory speach at Sunset abput some new models coming out this year? Anyone got the inside mail? DJ you always know what's going on. You



An 18 foot LE would solve any tracking issues that you might be having.


Kinda hoping there will be a Hokua that's a little wider than the 9'0" but with the rest of the dimensions remaining somewhat the same.

The board he rode in the final looked as though it may be a full carbon type construction...??

ShireSUP
NSW, 982 posts
18 Feb 2013 8:38PM
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Zeusman said...
ShireSUP said...
Your in no postion to be thinking of new boards young man


Actually Greg, I discussed the possibility of the new Naish boards being released later in the year with the boss & it was actually received quite well!!


You got her at a weak moment..........look what you've done

I'm gonna ask you again in 6 weeks, I reckon she will be selling your boards

Snowie
NSW, 149 posts
22 Mar 2013 3:58PM
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I found this little Naish on the www.battleofthebay.com/photogallery.html website from last year's race pics.

Looks like an experimental flatwater board with dugout deck, a large drainage hole and a rounded aft. Quite a deviation from Naish products - it is like they've put it together from everything their competitors do but they don't. I wonder if it is a prototype?



WINDSURFnSNOW
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22 Mar 2013 5:01PM
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That's the Naish Catalina from a couple of years ago. Had one and it was an OK flatwater board but off the pace in ocean and bumps.
Sam.

Zeusman
NSW, 1262 posts
22 Mar 2013 5:16PM
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I'm more interested in the new Hokuas. The one Kai rode in the final looked very nice!

Snowie
NSW, 149 posts
22 Mar 2013 5:25PM
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WINDSURFnSNOW said...
That's the Naish Catalina from a couple of years ago. Had one and it was an OK flatwater board but off the pace in ocean and bumps.
Sam.





Really - dugout and all? Thought I was onto something but yes, checking google back images they had that shape. Still looks pretty modern. Shame - perfect size for my girlfriend - she's a lightweight.

WINDSURFnSNOW
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22 Mar 2013 6:15PM
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Zeusman said...
I'm more interested in the new Hokuas. The one Kai rode in the final looked very nice!


You'd have to stack a few

Zeusman
NSW, 1262 posts
22 Mar 2013 7:57PM
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WINDSURFnSNOW said...
Zeusman said...
I'm more interested in the new Hokuas. The one Kai rode in the final looked very nice!


You'd have to stack a few



Haha... True

maxeaus
NSW, 325 posts
22 Mar 2013 8:22PM
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A yellow carbon Hokua that weights about the same as the fanatic pro wave carbon.............now that would be bloody nice IMHO.

warwickl
NSW, 1257 posts
22 Mar 2013 9:25PM
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Currently my favourite boards are 8' 5" and 9 Hokua, I have both.

At 76kg the 9 is easy Supping while the 8' 5" is excellent till conditions make it a bit of a task while waiting for a wave but I am sure I will get over this bit in time.

While these boards are right up there in performance design IMO Naish boards have a long way to go in quality of toughness and durability.

I have had Jimmy Lewis SUPs ( no need for rail tape IMO ) and kite boards and in this area are hard to beat plus also have very good performance. I love the JL kite SB, fast, easy and tough.

But performance for my requirements comes first so need to be very careful with durabilty etc with my new Naish Hokuas

maxeaus
NSW, 325 posts
22 Mar 2013 9:57PM
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I would agree with your observations, my Hokua is pretty battered and worn after a years heavy use, but given SUP board design makes leaps and bounds every 6 to 12 months I'm due another board anyway so will keep mine as a back up spare when I pull the trigger on my next board, ATM the Hokua would not be my stand out choice like it was when I bought it, I would be considering the pro wave and JP models for sure, although I'm waiting for the next update of Naish to see what goodies they come up with.



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