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Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 am
by Chris1973
Phil wrote:
cglazier wrote:Looks interesting.
In the past Naish produced their school kites without the one pump system whcih was a shame because sometimes the school kites were pretty nice otherwise. What about the Ride?

:wink: CG
The Ride has the one Pump :cool2:
Main difference is the bar which is 24m, has a different soft grip and has no swivel on the front lines.

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe
And there goes the possibility of considering buying that kite. Come on now guys, there's only two struts, why on heavens shake would you want to put (that terrible-or any other kind) one pump to that? :-?
Just adding weight, cost and complex in an otherwise simple kite. :nono:

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:34 pm
by NickStuart
For the past 4 days I have been demoing the RIDE in Florida. The feedback on the beach has been fantastic. People are stoked with the power, smooth feel, stability and how light the kite is.

It handled the waves and on shore winds great in Jupiter. It drifted perfectly and provided the power you needed to get through tough on shore head high wave conditions. I had a blast with the 10 and the 5'9" Skater.

In Miami it was flat, windy and great for a little freestyle session. In those conditions it unhooked great, boosted with power and provided smooth landing. I was impressed that the kite did not back stall at all or pull you down wind when unhooked.

In Cocoa it showed some great power in light winds. The 12 was a great light wind kite with the Alaia. As it picked up I got to ride it a bit with a Money Shot and it was a powerful pull in under 16 knots. It held its own with the 14's in the water for sure.

I hope some of you that got a chance to ride the RIDE this week can give a review of what you thought.

Naish Nation will be in Charleston April 21 and 22 and Hatteras from April 26 thru 29. Please join Naish Nation and try all of the kites and boards for yourself.

Follow us on facebook.com/naishusa and twitter @naishnation.

Cheers,

Nick

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:42 pm
by konetoniolo
No movies or teaser of this kite? Even if its a pro ridding (cause if they ride any kite it looks good), I would like to see t flying and I cannot do that here in South Brazil...

Any movie showying some loops and the kite (not the rider) would be cool to check it out

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:53 pm
by MUDSUX
Haha that looks like "The Slick". Did you hit any manatees Nick? :)

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:23 pm
by NickStuart
:lol: No but I did almost step on a ray or two. Great spot, great people.

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:58 pm
by konetoniolo
Vids are out!

Cool kite!

Hope its cheaper than the Park! :thumb:

Im a studdent, cannot aford yet Naish kites :(

Yet!

Good ridding guys

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:03 pm
by frid
Now you can see the videos here
http://kitesurfmania.com.br/noticia.asp?id_article=3145

Regards
Frid

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:36 pm
by Phil
konetoniolo wrote:Cool kite!
Hope its cheaper than the Park! :thumb:
Im a studdent, cannot aford yet Naish kites :(
Yet!
Good ridding guys
Yes it is! :thumb:

Prices in my area are:
4m 659€ (Park no 4m)
6m 759€ (Park 879€)
8m 849€ (Park 949€)
10m 949€ (Park 1049€)
12m 1049€ (Park 1149€)
Bar 349€ (Park 449€, Torch 399€)

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:09 pm
by tautologies
The designers vision of the kite. Really nice and informative :thumb:

http://vimeo.com/40330726

Re: Ride - New Naish kite

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:22 am
by clausgj
Yeah, I like the kite too, since I am a newbee. I like the idea of the anti-stiction, so water does not get stuck at the wingtip, suppose to make relaunch easier and overall an easy forgiving kite. Would like to hear more reviews on it though.

Regarding the price, you can see on Naish's hopepage, that a 8m Ride complete will cost $1350 where a 8m Park complete will cost $1580. So you can save some money with the Ride. Appears however the Ride bar is simple, with no swivel and fixed lines. Dont know if that means you cant replace the line if they get worn out..

The video from Designer Damien Girardin is great, and funny, especially listen to the part where he says sheet in and sheet out ; sounds like he is talking about something else ;-)...