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Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby Levathian » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:23 pm

Hi all,

Today I bought a second hand Naish Pivot 2020 8m, everything looked good at the place of the seller so I bought it. However, upon inspection at home I noticed that the middle grey reinforced 'thing' shows signs of wear. So my question is to Naish Pivot owners, is this normal to show signs of wear already? Is it gonna be a problem in the long run? And is there an easy fix for?

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby TheRussian » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:34 pm

Looks like its been drag launched...

Providing the canopy & stitching is ok it should be file

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:38 pm

Yep, drag launch and scuffed up the "scuff pads". Not really a big issue, but worth checking the rest of the kite for any canopy damage. Shine a spot lamp at the ripstop canopy, or hold it up to a light to inspect the ripstop, the light really helps pick out small holes.

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby jonysan » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:02 pm

I have a 2020 9m PIVOT which 'had' exactly the same problem, spoke to the Naish dealer, and the opinion was Naish would see it as general wear, and certainly not replace the kite. I had NOT ever drag launched the kite, so I suspected a bad batch of rubberised buffers, my 12m and 7m do not have this 'wear'
I bought some dark grey 'Plastidip' paint. and carefully brush painted the length of the affected buffers, I applied six or seven coats over a two day period, to build up a 'rubber' surface. it worked, no more peeling.

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby andylc » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:04 pm

I often self launch my Bandits which I assume is what is being referred to as a drag launch, although it’s usually possibly to minimise the amount of dragging if you’re careful. Anyway after a couple of years there is no sign at all of wear on the similar areas on them, so I’d personally call that a faulty kite, unless it has been treated very badly.

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby sarc » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:19 am

It's a scuff pad so it's OK if it's scuffed. If you want, you can clean, dry and apply a bit of shoe goo to restore to as-new condition
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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby Levathian » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:30 pm

Thans for the replies. Based on your comments, my guess is that the previous owner wasnt too careful with the kite while drag launching it. Just inspected the area around the scuff pad and the seams and the ripstop are in good condition. I will try to repair the scuff pad with either shoe goo or the plasti dip. Will post pics once I am done!

Once again, thanks.

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby tautologies » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:38 pm

Yeah like everyone else this seems like wear. I have to say I have done quite a lot of drift and self-launching, and my scuff pads still look brand new. I am super glad they are on the kite but damn, the first owner must have some gnarly location he or she used it in.

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Re: Question regarding second-hand bought Naish Pivot

Postby TheRussian » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:29 pm

tautologies wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:38 pm
the first owner must have some gnarly location he or she used it in.
lol... I went out once on a muscle bed at low tide & lacerated myself so badly, it looked like I'd been attacked with a cheese grater !!

A kite going over sharp attached shells, coral or rocks with barnacles will easily do that type of damage


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