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Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby Toby » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:00 am

Naish News:

Introducing the new Naish Boxer


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We are stoked to introduce the NEW Boxer Kite at Naish! Built with our industry leading construction, Naish Kiteboarding continues to fly forward and progress the sport the same way we have for the past 21 years: making every day on the water a good one, no matter what the conditions.

The Naish Boxer, 2x winner of The Kite Mag’s Ultimate Test One-Strut Category, delivers both incredible low-end power, as well as controlled top-end handling. Originally designed for foiling, the Boxer has a wide range of power, quick turns and great downwind drift.

Whether you're looking for light-wind foiling or down-the-line wave riding, the Boxer is the kite for you.

For more information visit www.naishkiteboarding.com

MORE THAN JUST THE ULTIMATE ONE PUNCH KITE
Sizes: 2.8, 3.4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16

2x Winner of The Kite Mag's Ultimate Test.
The Boxer is amazing for light wind freeriding and down-the-line wave riding

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby Kiterisland » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:56 pm

Curious how the dialog went in hiring a new kite designer for Naish.
"Hello new kite designer, welcome to Naish. So as you know, world famous kite designer Damien Girardin designed all of our kites and they all function perfectly. Your job is to smile and wave at the camera and under no circumstances change the kite design at all. In time people will think you designed them"
Sounds like a pretty sweet gig. :lol:
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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby POACHER » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:08 pm

All new graphics, panel seam and inflation system...

Yay.

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby dave1986 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:54 pm

The new Boxer just implemented the same changes as the 2020 Pivot made from 2019.

1) The valve has changed from a "Boston Valve" (external to kite) to a "SureLock Valve" (internal to kite)

2) Octopus inflation system changed to One Point Inflation System with 8 mm hoses.

In my opinion both of these are negative changes. I prefer Boston valve and Octopus inflation. So I'm glad I bought last years models of Pivot and Boxers!
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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby tautologies » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:37 pm

hah. I love the new inflation system.
No more of the pump nozzle popping out, also having it flush alleviate any of my worry that the nozzle will puncture the canopy...I mean it never happened, so it was a silly worry. I probably have a slight preference for the octo system, but for no other reason than it was hidden...the new system seems to work fine and I have had no issues with it so far. I guess my attitude is still that I prefer to have a one pump system.

The small boxer is a great kite for foiling. The 6 is just such a smooth kite.

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby riddim1 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:55 pm

Hi Boxer fans,

I’m running a 10m 2020 Boxer and a 7m 2019 Slash.

Love this combo. 7m is my go-to surf kite and for foiling from 14knots + and the Boxer is for foiling from 10knots.

I’m looking at getting smaller boxer for foiling from 20-30knots as my Slash is well cooked between these ranges.

Should I be looking at a 4 or 5m Boxer?
I’m 85kgs and ride a 1100cm2 wing.

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:39 pm

Do you want to jump and go fast?

5 m2.

Do you want to play have fun maybe ride small or bigger waves.

4 m2.

8) Peter

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby tautologies » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:36 pm

riddim1 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Hi Boxer fans,

I’m running a 10m 2020 Boxer and a 7m 2019 Slash.

Love this combo. 7m is my go-to surf kite and for foiling from 14knots + and the Boxer is for foiling from 10knots.

I’m looking at getting smaller boxer for foiling from 20-30knots as my Slash is well cooked between these ranges.

Should I be looking at a 4 or 5m Boxer?
I’m 85kgs and ride a 1100cm2 wing.
Nice. My 7 slash is my favorite kite for both waves and foiling....the boxer works, but I like the slash so much. I ended up adding a 6 boxer that I have been using a lot, but I think a 5 makes sense in your case. The small boxer has a lot of range even with a big wing. I do weigh more than you, so there is that, but I think I rode the 6 in over 30 mph. I could pretty easily go with the 5 in those conditions. I have never ridden a 4 for kiting so I don't know how that would be but foiling opens up a whole new way of using power.

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby riddim1 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:50 pm

Thanks for the sound advice gents.

Agreed the Slash is a brilliant all-rounder but can be feisty with a big wing above 20kts.

To Peters point, I'm not jumping but like strapless freeriding wind chop. I feel comfortable being slightly overpowered. I guess a local issue for me is that when foiling wind swell, one can end up travelling the same direction and almost the same speed as the prevailing wind. Light, floaty kites seem to be the choice locally.

I'm thinking of getting a 5m Boxer at this stage. There are some good Covid sales on at the moment.

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Re: Introducing the new Naish Boxer

Postby kiteykitekite » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:07 am

Did naish start making good kites? I always remember them being way too heavy with lots of graphics with heaps of things on the them that shouldn't be there. Last kite I tried like 5 years ago was the Park. What a piece of shit. How do you ride waves with it? It is always pulling or falling out of the air.

Then what about those funny bird kites... someone ended their career on that one certainly :lol: :lol:


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