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Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby Mellowyellow » Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:18 pm

Hello,

I need help to choose the correct size of kite foi foiling purpose.

Id like to buy a naish boxer for foiling.
Average Windrange 11 to 16kn.
I’m 61kg
Foil f-one ic6 850
Board gong catch 4.8 34l

I love to play with my kite. I hate being overpowered, specially on a foil.
I don’t like to park and sheet the kite.
But I’m also a beginner foiler.

I don’t see anywhere a foil wind range for the naish boxer 2022.

Would you recommande a 5m or a 7m ?

Many thanks.
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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby Windigo1 » Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:29 pm

I'm 80kg and I own several Boxers for this wind I would be on a 9m at your weight 7m would probably do it. I can probably get going at 10 knots on the 7m but it's more work in the lulls that's why I would normally ride the 9m above 10 knots and below 15.
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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby THORO » Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:54 pm

100kg with a classic threestrut and a 1000cm2 frontwing: if the wind doesn’t die and the kite doesn’t hidenburg It’s hard but I can waterstart… then I can ride it op until 18/20 then i really need a something like a 6mt.
For a lighter rider like you a 7mt should be great in that windrange

Ps: sorry I forgot, the kite is a classic 9mt threestrut
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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby nixmatters » Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:11 pm

You can't go wrong with a new Pivot at half price, but with the Boxer even at 60 off, you can only be sorry that you didn't get a Slingshot UFO V2.
The 6m should be perfect for you and at the moment can be bought at same price as the Boxer.

If you decice to consider this option, there are several UFO threads here with useful tips regarding size and wind range.
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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby Mellowyellow » Sat Feb 10, 2024 12:03 am

Thanks. The ufo was on my short list but it’s 740€ while the naish boxer is 522€…
And since I’m beginner at foiling I’m afraid to get stuck in the water too long with a strutless kite …

UFO would be more a kite I would choose when I ll be better at foiling … that was my plan …

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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby THORO » Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:08 am

About the ufo: i don’t know them and maybe it’s only my idea but these should be kites that you want to ride underpowered only and not powered… without the center strut (or any at all) these should be great for foiling but the canopy probably is delicate… almost every ufo I’ve seen and almost any I see on sale have some pinhole patch

Imo any onestrut is great, I would buy too the 7mt with the lowest price, a onestrut 7mt is already superlight (like 1.6kg?) and super fast

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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby Slappysan » Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:50 pm

The Boxer comes in 6m as well, there is a pretty big power difference between 5m and 7m.

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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby IWantToFly » Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:18 pm

Mellowyellow wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2024 12:03 am
Thanks. The ufo was on my short list but it’s 740€ while the naish boxer is 522€…
And since I’m beginner at foiling I’m afraid to get stuck in the water too long with a strutless kite …

UFO would be more a kite I would choose when I ll be better at foiling … that was my plan …
Save 200€ but plan to buy another kite when you are better?

I’m not sure that is very logical! I started my foiling journey on Clouds and I don’t regret it one bit. If you like to play with your kite, the strutless can’t be beat (except by the Peaks and I would agree you are not ready for that). While I had occasional challenges with my big clouds in super light wind, relaunch is definitely not difficult and I would not let that influence your decision.

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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby Greenturtle » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:06 am

Hi mellow
Not sure about shipping to france etc but if you want a cheap new closeout 5m ufo here is the link. Might be worth a call.

https://elitewatersports.com/products/s ... 2324416606
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Re: Naish boxer 5m or 7m for foiling

Postby nixmatters » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:52 am

Greenturtle wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:06 am
Hi mellow
Not sure about shipping to france etc but if you want a cheap new closeout 5m ufo here is the link. Might be worth a call.

https://elitewatersports.com/products/s ... 2324416606
Wow! :o

Few days ago I sent mellow a PM with info where he can get new UFOs V2 for around €600-650, but he hasn't even opened my message yet. But yours is a rare find! :thumb:


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