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Naish S26 mk3 wing

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Created by Fitzsup 2 months ago, 22 Feb 2021
Fitzsup
NSW, 219 posts
22 Feb 2021 3:03PM
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Jeroensurf
447 posts
22 Feb 2021 3:54PM
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Here some more info:
www.kailua-sports.de/2021/02/18/pick-the-right-stuff-to-fly-naish-s26-wingfoil-buyers-guide/
Board and foil wise I see no differences in specs, just new/lack of colours

Clamsmasha
WA, 277 posts
22 Feb 2021 4:11PM
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Jeroensurf said..
Here some more info:
www.kailua-sports.de/2021/02/18/pick-the-right-stuff-to-fly-naish-s26-wingfoil-buyers-guide/
Board and foil wise I see no differences in specs, just new/lack of colours


Looks like the wing has a thicker leading edge.

airsail
QLD, 601 posts
22 Feb 2021 7:46PM
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Windows look smaller so you can fold in half without creasing the window.

DWF
281 posts
22 Feb 2021 11:48PM
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They say more sheet and go power. This equals better low end for most riders.

Fitzsup
NSW, 219 posts
23 Feb 2021 7:24AM
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Interesting that there has been no usual Naish fanfare about its release

I would have thought either JB or DJ would have commented or had some inside knowledge of it.

LeeD
2648 posts
23 Feb 2021 5:07AM
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Possibly one day is kinda short to await all replies?

Windgenuity
NSW, 473 posts
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23 Feb 2021 8:49AM
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Good Morning all,

Looks like a few importers have jumped the gun with their product samples. This is not very cool to the rest of the world.

The S26 Wingsurfer and Wind/SUP boards are scheduled to launch in March. However it seems Japan and one store in Germany they have been possibly a little selfish.

Yes there is some samples and minimal stock round the world right now. But not in every country yet (shipping is very difficult right now). Australia has been in this situation for about a month now. We were looking at leaking some info out this week, but it appears this has already happened.

There is S26 Wing-Surfer at most Naish Dealers in Aus this week. Go in and check them out.

Official Launch is still set for Mid-March.

Ride safe,

JB

Fitzsup
NSW, 219 posts
23 Feb 2021 9:33AM
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LeeD said..
Possibly one day is kinda short to await all replies?


Apparently not

Windgenuity
NSW, 473 posts
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23 Feb 2021 11:11AM
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Fitzsup said..

LeeD said..
Possibly one day is kinda short to await all replies?



Apparently not


It is very hard to stay on top of all the media's these days. Between email, Facebook, Instagram, Multiple forums, Whatsapp and website inquiries, we can sometimes take a while to get back to you, we apologise for this but always try our best to be as prompt as possible.

Kind regards,

JB

LeeD
2648 posts
23 Feb 2021 8:47AM
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I hear you, JB.
I was in the industry from '83 to '03.
People pressing for info 2 months before the AWIA Show, expecting accurate, concise, and FULL info on the new, next season gear.
And not committing to anything.

Thatspec
WA, 54 posts
23 Feb 2021 9:13AM
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Expected better from Naish in a V3 wing, I see nothing new there motivating me to upgrade from the V2.......

DavidJohn
VIC, 16705 posts
23 Feb 2021 12:34PM
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Thatspec said..
Expected better from Naish in a V3 wing, I see nothing new there motivating me to upgrade from the V2.......


Ha.. The new S26 wing only has about a dozen new changes from the S25 wing..

Fitzsup
NSW, 219 posts
23 Feb 2021 12:45PM
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DJ,
Different thread ,but I'm in the market for a 6m wing.

Have you seen or heard anything about the Naish larger size??

Just doing homework,trying to find info,before spending my money.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16705 posts
23 Feb 2021 1:02PM
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Fitzsup said..
DJ,
Different thread ,but I'm in the market for a 6m wing.

Have you seen or heard anything about the Naish larger size??

Just doing homework,trying to find info,before spending my money.



I'm pretty sure the new Naish S26 wing sizes are 2.0m / 2.8m / 3.6m / 4.6m / 5.3m / 6.0 / 6.8m

baldy123
WA, 144 posts
27 Feb 2021 1:53PM
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Got to demo the latest 3.6m wing offering from Naish courtesy of Daniel @ kite addiction/windsurfing Perth. I've been on the S25 for almost a year. Initial thoughts. - Stiffer due to bigger diameter LE and strut
- similar starting power
- smoother on foil power and quicker
- lighter 3.6m = 2.16kg down from 2.37kg on previous years version.

some not so obviously design tweaks:
- less handles - 2 at front and 3 at the back.
- smaller pvc window about 40-50% therefore easier to fold in half
- leading edge is one piece material to made the tube, removed additional exposed seam
- less segments to LE
- less panels in canopy
- no shark teeth to trailing edge of canopy
- strut stitching is better on S26 along the top edge to the luff panel
- removal Y-handles can be used to bridge middle gap for downwinding and waves.
- bigger diameter strut all the way to the tip
- Bigger NAISH branding!

pics below for comparison (S26 in black/blue and S25 in orange)

overall some good tweaks, and a nice all round wing from first impressions.
I still highly rate the S25 3.6m wing as a great high wind wing and haven't ever found the top end of the wind range on it in winter storms in plenty of wing session.




















bigtone667
NSW, 1371 posts
2 Mar 2021 6:35AM
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I had a go on the 6.8m mk3 and it was quite underwhelming. It is a wildly different shape to the 5.3m mk3 and quite heavy. I would recommend and try before you buy on that particular wing.

foilthegreats
168 posts
18 Mar 2021 9:03PM
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DavidJohn
VIC, 16705 posts
20 Mar 2021 5:00AM
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Jeroensurf
447 posts
Tuesday , 4 May 2021 3:11PM
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I Demo-ed the 6m with the intention to buy it.
It is a nice wing that is really well made but the lack of tension in the frontpanel makes it really baggy and giving an delayed for me ineffective feel with pumping. Overall I prefer a wing with an stiffer frontpanel rewarding the effort i put in it to get going.
The Duotone Slick seem in 6m to work better for me and offers more low wind oempf.



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