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Naish 2020 foil: Performance freeride 600 vs freemove foil jet 1050

Postby FiNaR » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:15 am

Hello,

Looking for a new foil pack... Interested on Naish products... anyone has experience with 2020 models:

[*]Performance freeride 600 (95 cm mast)
[*]Freemove foil jet 1050 (75 cm mast)

Any info is very well appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: Naish 2020 foil: Performance freeride 600 vs freemove foil jet 1050

Postby CARMELHILL » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:03 am

Not a single reply? Doesn't anyone ride Naish equipment?

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Re: Naish 2020 foil: Performance freeride 600 vs freemove foil jet 1050

Postby tautologies » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm

Hey.

So I have not ridden the freemove foil. I have ridden the freeride. The upgrade with the backfoil is pretty significant from 2019 to 2020. My most used foil is the surf foil 1250 which is a bit similar to the freemove, but with a bigger surface area.... I tend to like the surfy foils because of their ability to go early and agility / turnability in waves. They are super playful and easy to use. The Freeride is a foil that likes bit more power and speed. Still feels pretty easy to ride, but for my weight I need to move faster. I am by no means an expert foiler, but I love the fact that surf foils are so easy to use for a variety of different conditions and uses.

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Re: Naish 2020 foil: Performance freeride 600 vs freemove foil jet 1050

Postby CARMELHILL » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:38 pm

I bought a used Naish KS1 wing last winter but then I read more info that said bigger was better. I bought the WS1 wing 1220 cm, but kept the same rear wing. It's been tough to dedicate the time to learn. I only get out once every two weeks, so the last thing I want to do is crash and burn for 3 hours. But I did manage two sessions. First time out I was foiling for 30 yard clips on my strong side. Getting back wasn't as easy on my weak side. Two weeks later I went out again into a protected cove butt here was a big wind shadow that was creating lots of gusts and holes in the wind. So it was a disaster.

I'm hooked on htat feeling, but if feels like it's going to take forever to get there. I switched to all foil kites. I have the Ozone Hyperlink V1 in 7m and 12m. I;m waiting for a Pansh AM15E 15m to arrive next week. My season is closing fast. I probbaly have one more week before I'll have to switch from my 4/3 to my hooded 5/4. I'm going to dust off my old drysuit and replace the foot booties with ankle seals and see if I can squeeze in some warm winter days.

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Re: Naish 2020 foil: Performance freeride 600 vs freemove foil jet 1050

Postby tautologies » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:29 am

CARMELHILL wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:38 pm
I bought a used Naish KS1 wing last winter but then I read more info that said bigger was better. I bought the WS1 wing 1220 cm, but kept the same rear wing. It's been tough to dedicate the time to learn. I only get out once every two weeks, so the last thing I want to do is crash and burn for 3 hours. But I did manage two sessions. First time out I was foiling for 30 yard clips on my strong side. Getting back wasn't as easy on my weak side. Two weeks later I went out again into a protected cove butt here was a big wind shadow that was creating lots of gusts and holes in the wind. So it was a disaster.

I'm hooked on htat feeling, but if feels like it's going to take forever to get there. I switched to all foil kites. I have the Ozone Hyperlink V1 in 7m and 12m. I;m waiting for a Pansh AM15E 15m to arrive next week. My season is closing fast. I probbaly have one more week before I'll have to switch from my 4/3 to my hooded 5/4. I'm going to dust off my old drysuit and replace the foot booties with ankle seals and see if I can squeeze in some warm winter days.
I think I have some of the same issues as you in terms of getting time on the water. Usually when I go I prefer waves so the foiling takes a backseat. So now I finally booked a vacation where I will be foiling. Not even bringing a dedicated surfboard.
You'll definitely get there, I think foiling is one of those things that clicks. In the beginning be powered, and ride the board flat on the water, and then do small controlled hops. Staying on the board is pretty key in the beginning. If you have a short mast..use it. On my 1250 I've used a 9 once...then 7 or 6 for the most part. Even in sub 20mph I can usually go on the 7. The hyperlink looks like a sweet kite, but my buddy hates his so I am a bit weary. I was thinking for snow kiting...but now I also have the wing which I want to use on my ski trips. We'll see how it all unfolds I guess.


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