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Strekke
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Gear: 2016 North Mono 12m, 2017 Naish Dash 10 & 8, 2018 Naish Slash 6 & 9, Firewire Vader, 5'2, 2017 F-One Acid, 2017 Sroka Freeride Foil
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Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

Postby Strekke » Fri May 18, 2018 6:17 am

Backstalling occurs more often in light winds, so it could partially be a technique thing. However, the 2017/2018 Naish lines tend to stretch easily, resulting in longer front lines, making your kite prone to backstall. How often have you used your bar? If you've used it quite a few times, this could be the problem. Naish has officially admitted this issue, and if you go to your local dealer and show them your stretched lines, you get a set of new & better lines, for free.

Check this video from Jesse Richman, explaining what to do if your lines are stretched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2HlNgBwU0I

My kites were stalling too, so I forwarded this video to my dealer, and was able to swap my old stretched lines for new lines. Pretty neat of Naish to offer this kind of customer service!

tmcfarla
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Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

Postby tmcfarla » Sat May 26, 2018 1:04 pm

trnsprt wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Question. I have the 12m boxer. It's a pretty well behaved kite. Like the relaunch. Doesn't seem to get too crazy when powered up.

However I have a lot of trouble with the kite backstalling.
I just got a 10m boxer, and have same issue, I’ve been foiling with 3 strut and 0 strut kite for the past couple years, so I’m pretty accustomed to using kites in their lower range. I found the boxer likes back-stalling, but my main problems with it were poor drift, and that it would not turn on slack lines at all. I’m going to give it a few more tries before making up my mind on it, but my first impression was pretty negative. To be fair, light wind on a foil can be testing for a kite, but it advertises itself as made for those conditions. I used it side-by-side with my 8m 3-strut Cabo (my most used kite), and it replaced an old 9m cloud. I was on a foil board in flat water with about 15 knots wind. The Cabo worked fine though a tad underpowered, so I know the wind was ok.

I didn’t spend much time playing around with the trim, and I’ll do this next time I use it. All those problems could be related to trim, and I’m hoping that I love it as much as everyone else seems to once I get the trim sorted out.

RalfsB
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Local Beach: Beaches close to Riga, Latvia
Style: Freeride
Gear: Kites: Ozone, Naish; Boards: Alpine foil, some self-made surfboards.
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Location: Riga, Latvia

Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

Postby RalfsB » Sat May 26, 2018 5:28 pm

I have both 12 and 9m Naish Boxers, love these kites, turning speed is just as I like it, sweet and predictable. When oversheeted they can backstall but it is just a matter of adjusting kite's trim.

trnsprt
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Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Frisco, N.C.
Favorite Beaches: Ft. Desoto, FL. Sprecklesville, HI. Hatteras National Seashore, Fire Island, NY.
Style: Learning
Gear: Slingshot Rallys, SS Wave SST's, Naish Boxer. SS Asylum. Nobile Split Hydrofoil. SS Celeritas
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Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

Postby trnsprt » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:50 pm

Sorry guys. Had my notifications off. It's a new bar new kite. Probably 3 sessions on it.

trnsprt
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Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:58 pm
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Frisco, N.C.
Favorite Beaches: Ft. Desoto, FL. Sprecklesville, HI. Hatteras National Seashore, Fire Island, NY.
Style: Learning
Gear: Slingshot Rallys, SS Wave SST's, Naish Boxer. SS Asylum. Nobile Split Hydrofoil. SS Celeritas
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

Postby trnsprt » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks for the video vector! I'll get in touch with the shop. That's super helpful.


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