haiku wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:36 am
Hi, in this short video you can see the Naish Slash 7 2018 in action in the hawaiian waters. In my humble opinion It is one of the best wave kite on the market. I've found It very powerful stable and quick in the flight window.
Clint you were right. I am so happy I went with the slash for my small kite this year.
I've finally had my 7 out a few times. I always thought I would have too little power so I kept on using my 9 pivot for some of the days when I probably would have been way better off on the Slash. I find it hard to compare power since I do not have a 7 pivot or another 7 meter kite, but I have been surprised what I perceive was great low end.
I find the kite fast turning and agile, yet drifts really well. I have been using it mostly in on-shore to cross-onshore with the idiosyncrasies that brings to the equation. The few sideshore sessions were fantastic, and on-shore there was a lot of moving the kite around. I've not used it with a TT or foil, but looking forward to taking out the foil.
I've only used the kite on 24m lines.
Overall the kite leaves me with a fantastic impression. In super gusty conditions I were always in control and could ride confidently. It did not pull me off the wave..granted I have not used it in while overpowered, but the kite felt sensitive enough to sheeting that I could just easily bleed some power when I needed that.