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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby TheRussian » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:04 pm

Have now used my 8m in boosting conditions and as expected - it boosts. The kite is grunty and doesn't depower to nothing, you need edging & control, as when really powered up you cant just sheet out and it will switch off. Have not noticed any flattening out (possibly not loading the kite quite like Kev!!). I did notice this with my Edge V8 a little, but the Reedin feels very solid & stable in the air. I changed down to a 7m onto a surfboard and the kite works nicely in waves - albeit it was less than perfect side-on conditions, it does need to be flown & redirected well on the top & bottom turns, but suits my preference of powered wave riding.

The package works well - inflate valve is fast - there are clips on the strut valves and these possibly should be closed after pumping. The line ends could do with slightly better colour coding. So far I have used the 7 & 8 only.
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:35 pm

Sounds like I'll be happier sticking with my Pivots. I bought a 2020 10m this summer and it is a dream kite. I now travel to Hatteras with 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11m, aged from 2015-2020, and combined with foiling that covers all likely conditions.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Hasse » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:52 pm

A few Dutch people use them up her in Denmark for 2 weeks ago. But looks like they was beginner so har to say anything about the kites... Had idea to ask if we could swap kites so I could try them but after they was walking cross my line under my launch I didn’t ask the. :)

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Leon van Bergen » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:24 pm

Okay i'm gonna admit it; i hate that Reedin brand and i wish Kevin just made Kevvlogs again. :cry:

: D
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby TheRussian » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:45 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Okay i'm gonna admit it; i hate that Reedin brand and i wish Kevin just made Kevvlogs again. :cry:

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lol !!??

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby andrzej351 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:02 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Okay i'm gonna admit it; i hate that Reedin brand and i wish Kevin just made Kevvlogs again. :cry:

: D
Ooh, this one is very interesting :jump:
. However, I really like my 7-9-10 super model :allbegood:
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby j0ris » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:18 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Okay i'm gonna admit it; i hate that Reedin brand and i wish Kevin just made Kevvlogs again. :cry:
The realities of life that come with getting older.. in a fantasy world Kevin would have the eternal youth and money to keep making fun, boyish Kevvlogs forever with his other responsibilities magically taken care of. I just wish him all the best, he doesn't owe us anything and rightfully should pursue whatever he feels is the next best step in his life.
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby POACHER » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:35 pm

I honestly considered getting Reedins this season too. I really wanted to support one of my favorite riders (and kite designers) with a young family and help get their feet on the ground with a new business but I just couldn't pull the trigger. I don't like first year anything: with growing pains to work out, a volatile kite market with brands dropping like flies, logistic issues for warranty/repair with no dealer in the state......and the white only kites. Just a few things I couldn't overcome to buy this year.

I've been very happy with my Pivots since 2015, so seeing the LE Pivots sealed the deal.
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Sorry Kev/Damien, maybe in a few years I'll revisit the brand.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby SolarSet » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:36 pm

POACHER wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:35 pm
I honestly considered getting Reedins this season too. I really wanted to support one of my favorite riders (and kite designers) with a young family and help get their feet on the ground with a new business but....

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby pixelicous » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:10 am

The reedin kite acts 1:1 as the naish pivot, seems identical to a few kitesurfers from the same beach that tried it


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