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The Naish Wing

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:02 am


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Re: The Naish Wing

Postby revhed » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:48 pm

How many times does he call a "wing" a "kite"?
NOT even close by definition.
But alas here kiteboarding is called kitesurfing :roll:
STRUTS are called masts :angryfire:
Ram air kites, foils...
Sail boarding, windsurfing...
Such a shame as English can be so descriptive if used correctly.
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Re: The Naish Wing

Postby fluidity » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:00 am

Got my Naish S25 today. The locals are very biased towards Duotone but after looking at lots of reviews to hopefully sort the hype from the truth I felt like the S25 is a better fit for me. Comes with a quality pump and a leash which is a great start and looks to be rigid enough at 8PSI to support my weight just fine. Building my own foil, if anyone wants to take a look my design is here: https://pinshape.com/items/93677-3d-pri ... -hydrofoil
Half sized for the rear wing seems about right.

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Re: The Naish Wing

Postby fluidity » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:19 am

Had my first go with the Naish yesterday.
Background: I'm 54, competent ex windsurfer, competent kiteboarder.

Super gusty and I was on an old intermediate windsurf board that barely floats me. Have to say, I do NOT have the skills to waterstart from that sized board yet! Took me about 40 tries to get going the first time and from there it just got easier. For those windsurfers on here, I was doing the equivilent of the jump start where you position sail and jump on the board. With windsurfing I'm very used to rocking the boom fore and aft to control off-plane steering but I had to have my hands a lot higher with the wing to get tip clearance and there didn't feel like the same freedom to move the wing although that was likely partly due to my inexperience.
The other thing that is quite different from wind surfing is that you have a connection to the board through your hands and the boom and mast. There are really only two boom actions, Sheet in/out and rock the boom fore/aft around the pivot point. With the wing you have freedom to move it anywhere but you can't transfer weight to a mast pivot point through your hands like with wind surfing.
I really recommend boots, I was in bare feet and slipped a few times on the slicker parts of the board.
I was only crossing a small 20 m channel that is shallow both sides, no foil. I have plans for the foil. I designed and 3D printed these https://pinshape.com/items/93677-3d-pri ... -hydrofoil and laying them up with fibres ready for some resin.

The debate about hard boom vs soft, you can still power up with a front hand on one of the windward side front hand grip straps, itpowers differently but this will clear the off-wind wingtip from the water. Once up you have to train yourself to flick the front of the wing up and towards you fast it it looks like you are in danger of touching a tip. This will reorient the far tip higher up to clear the water. For those pushing the duotone hard boom good luck to them but I think they are missing developing a key technique that will allow them to access more manufacturer's wings. I'm not yet decided on best hand placements. I found the second and third handles from rear end were good for powering up. Front hand further back from front was good for getting height from the sea but the side front handle automatically biases wing to sit a bit flatter.
My thoughts as a wing newb: Start with a smaller wing rather than larger. It will be easier to manouver and the tips further from the water. I'm impatient now to get on a light hydrofoil board!

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Re: The Naish Wing

Postby slowboat » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:47 am

The S25 is a great wing.


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