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Naish Global Wave 92L - 2017

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Created by sinker 1 month ago, 4 Nov 2018
sinker
WA, 250 posts
4 Nov 2018 3:19PM
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Ah... The 92 GLobal....
I'd seen this little beauty in the shop and had been lusting after it for ages as it's one of the best looking boards I've seen - great graphics and a bamboo deck!!! What's not to love? Surprisingly it stayed on the shelf, I'm guessing because there aren't many mag reviews of it!??! Anyway, turned out I needed a light wind waveboard (see my RTQ review!) and the shop needed room for more new gear! WIn WIn

First impressions - I wasn't quite sure what to expect as its quite an unusual shape, very stubby, parralell rails, wide tail, conservative rocker... well it's actually brilliant to sail and perfect for what I intended. it's very easy to use, very fast - so great for jumping and the wide tail takes a larger sail size (5.7ish) happily and actually somehow makes it feel smaller. The thruster setup grips very well so it'll crank upwind but it also turns on a relatively tight radius, gybing beautifully or sailing on onshore or smaller waves. In fact small waves are brilliant fun, it'll pick up on the merest hint and accellerate away or stay riding at low speed.

....and when you're finished with your small wave session you can crack a beer and just gaze lovingly at your beautiful board


pommypair
29 posts
5 Nov 2018 6:43AM
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Yeah totally agree, had the go on it and wish I had bought it! Apparently the fins don't appreciate a rocky beach landing though even if you have been sailing the outer reef at Tantabidi

Foghorn
WA, 90 posts
5 Nov 2018 5:29PM
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pommypair said..
Yeah totally agree, had the go on it and wish I had bought it! Apparently the fins don't appreciate a rocky beach landing though even if you have been sailing the outer reef at Tantabidi


Whats your rescue plan from out there . Will definatetly hit that spot up next time I'm up that way.

R1DER
WA, 1159 posts
5 Nov 2018 8:05PM
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The board looks awesome, great colour choice and combo with the bamboo and the graphic design.

Nig202
NSW, 11 posts
17 Nov 2018 2:06PM
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Hi Sinker,
good to read your article on the Naish Global. I was in a similar position. I'd read a lot of good things on the Naish Starship and had ridden and liked the Starboard Kode.
A Starship 90L 2017 was advertised for an absolute steal of a price. I thought the same thing, the shop must had needed to move old stock.
Rang the shop in WA on a Saturday , bought it. They sent it off on Monday and it arrived on the Thursday at my house in Sydney, unreal.
My first ride on the board at Botany Bay in a 25 - 30Knt southerly with a 4.5M sail. Couldn't believe how unreal the board went. Couldn't believe it was as good as the articles said. I even let a guy with his Kode 94L have a go. He liked it better than the Kode.
It's funny how not many people ride Naish boards, maybe we can help change the trend but then we wouldn't have bought the boards at a bargain price. You might have got yours at the same shop?
A couple of weeks later someone else turned up with another new Starship, he loved his too. The Starship is also a great looking board.
Happy sailing


antoinnebirog
5 posts
23 Nov 2018 11:49PM
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sinker said..
Ah... The 92 GLobal....
I'd seen this little beauty in the shop and had been lusting after it for ages as it's one of the best looking boards I've seen - great graphics and a bamboo deck!!! What's not to love? Surprisingly it stayed on the shelf, I'm guessing because there aren't many mag reviews of it!??! Anyway, turned out I needed a light wind waveboard (see my RTQ review!) and the shop needed room for more new gear! WIn WIn

First impressions - I wasn't quite sure what to expect as its quite an unusual shape, very stubby, parralell rails, wide tail, conservative rocker... well it's actually brilliant to sail and perfect for what I intended. it's very easy to use, very fast - so great for jumping and the wide tail takes a larger sail size (5.7ish) happily and actually somehow makes it feel smaller. The thruster setup grips very well so it'll crank upwind but it also turns on a relatively tight radius, gybing beautifully or sailing on onshore or smaller waves. In fact small waves are brilliant fun, it'll pick up on the merest hint and accellerate away or stay riding at low speed.

....and when you're finished with your small wave session you can crack a beer and just gaze lovingly at your beautiful board
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You might have got yours at the same shop?
A couple of weeks later someone else turned up with another new Starship, he loved his too. The Starship is also a great looking board.
Happy sailing



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