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by BudhaNl
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?

Is it a 2015 or 2016 Alana? They didn’t make it for ‘17 anymore. I assume it is well used?

What do you mean by defect ChickenD? If manufacturing I’m interested to learn what leads to that conclusion?
by BudhaNl
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish kites
Replies: 84
Views: 13562

Re: 2018 Naish kites

No opinion on this. My go to kite is my 8m Pivot, for TT and SB. However the jumping aspect is more important in that size for me, because I ride TT more often in that wind strength. I believe I won‘t touch that decision because I am super happy with the kite. It is good for both and I like how I c...
by BudhaNl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish kites
Replies: 84
Views: 13562

Re: 2018 Naish kites

I didn't see much difference between '15&'16 Pivots but the '17 I just got is quite different. It's smoother and has a bigger windrange. I wasn't considering changing my 7m '16 but after the experiences with the '17 9m I am seriously contemplating just that. Of course imho ymmv etc. It sounds almos...
by BudhaNl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish kites
Replies: 84
Views: 13562

Re: 2018 Naish kites

I didn't see much difference between '15&'16 Pivots but the '17 I just got is quite different. It's smoother and has a bigger windrange. I wasn't considering changing my 7m '16 but after the experiences with the '17 9m I am seriously contemplating just that. Of course imho ymmv etc.
by BudhaNl
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: What is your wave quiver?
Replies: 16
Views: 1885

Re: What is your wave quiver?

Naish Pivot 5('16)/7('16)/9('17), just traded my Firewire Vanguard for a DSD Stallion. Both 5'2. I'm 82kg. I ride on the Dutch Northsea coast where waves are only present when there's wind. NW wind can bring waves up to 4-5m (12/15 feet) but most of the time it's (way) less than that. Waves often do...
by BudhaNl
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish kites
Replies: 84
Views: 13562

Re: 2018 Naish kites

I was referring to a possible difference between the '17&'18 Pivots Stefarius, theoretical too as I haven't flown the '18.

I'm 10kg less than you and like the '17 9m in those winds in waves, that size does drift.

Edit: so how about some more experience with the 2018 Naish kites!
by BudhaNl
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands
Replies: 30
Views: 3970

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

NJ broke his board in the second round when he borrowed a 7m kite.

The megaloop competition was not 'woosted' so I'm not sure what theprevious poster is on about. Woo comp was extra. Akkersdijk won highest of NL by 0.1 from a local at a different spot 😁😁.
by BudhaNl
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands
Replies: 30
Views: 3970

Re: Red Bull Megaloop today in the Netherlands

Awesome action sofar. Challenging Northsea conditions, gusty and lots of Whitewater.
by BudhaNl
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best height reached on a 9m Naish Pivot according to Woo
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Best height reached on a 9m Naish Pivot according to Woo

I got my '17 Pivot 9 last week, and have flown it 3 times now with waveboard (1) & twintip. Happy to get a new PR yesterday at a meagre 8.3m 😂. Still a lot left on the table so I should be able to move up soon. 19.5 will probably not be on the cards soon. Or ever 😂 Also a new hangtime record at 6.5sec
by BudhaNl
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 45
Views: 4622

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

Indeed Plummet. And then there's the issue of what we're actually talking about, gusts or steady wind. I've been out in gust Mid-40s. No issue whatsoever for my 85kg & Pivot 7m since steady wind typically is in the high 30s. I've been out in gusts in the low-50s on my Pivot 5m. Steady wind mid-40s. ...

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