The Naish world consists of water, wind and waves. Naish happily blends high tech materials and designs with extensive real world research and testing to ensure that their riders have the best experiences on a board possible. At the forefront of the sport, Naish blazed a trail with the first modern four line inflated strut kites that were custom made for kitesurfing in 1999. Many standard features on today’s kites were developed and implemented on Naish kites first.
The Fly kite was designed for light wind rides without having to resort to a heavy racing kite with slow turning. The Park kite is Naish’s most versatile kite, designed for any rider, style and condition. For all around performance in freeriding, the Ride kite is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity. For a state of the art C-Kite designed for competition freestyle, power free riding and unhooked wave riding, look to the Naish Torch. For beginners looking for a ready to fly trainer kite package, Naish offers the Xeon in a budget conscious, user friendly package.
The 2011 Naish Wakeskate Kiteboard is the new board for extending the possibilities riding behind a kite as riders continue to expand their riding with new tools and riding styles. The 2011 Naish Wakeskate Kiteboard is constructed using different densities of wood horizontally laminated in multiple plies for the ideal weight and flex.
The 2011 Naish Wakeskate Kiteboard is a great addition to any quiver of boards, the wakeskate turns any condition into a good session. You will never get bored learning to nail new tricks.
"The Naish Ride Kite was derived from the base origins of the Park, but with more focus on a 'sheet in and go' feel and water relaunch ease. Our R&D team set out to create a kite that was simple, easy and fun for 'all around, hooked-in freeriding'; and a kite that a novice or entry level rider could use for learning the basics and improving into an advanced rider
The 2013 Naish Ride Kite rounded wing tips allow the kite to better rotate with less drag while resting on the water, which makes relaunching extremely easy. The two-strut design allows for a lighter weight kite with a more full center section. This design, coupled with a slightly flatter arc (compared to the Park) allows the Ride to get more punch when sheeting in, giving it that nice sheet in and go feel.
The 2013 Naish Ride Kite design characteristics translate into very easy jumping, where the rider can simply sheet in and jump on demand, without having to over think kite positioning. The 2013 Naish Ride Kite really hits the mark for the target rider and our R&D team is very proud of the end result."
Damien Girardin, Naish Kite Designer
2013 Naish Ride Kite Highlights
Fixed 24m lines
Bold blue & red color coded bar for added security
The 2012 Naish Torch Kite Target: Designed for competition freestyle, power freeriding and unhooked waveriding.
The 2012 Naish Torch Kite flies quickly through the air and will depower easily with a quick check of the board edge. The 2012 Naish Torch Kite power is delivered smoothly, with depower similar to a bridled kite by virtue of the kite's ability to fly fast. Hooked in or unhooked, the riding is effortless and precise. The position of the struts on the 2012 Naish Torch Kite makes the kite stiffer in the air, for an even more precise handling.
The 2012 Naish Torch Kite is equally at home winning heats on the world stage, as it is ripping up your home beach. The 2012 Naish Torch Kite features refinements to all elements of the package: reinforcements, strut positions and a shorter arc.
2012 Naish Torch Kite Features
Precise bar feel
Fast response flying
Unmatched unhooked pop
Solid power through the turns
2012 Naish Torch Kite Designers Notes
What's New: This year the idea was to make the kite more stable and to add stiffness to the arc. To do this, we looked to the success of the Park and shortened the entire arc and moved both side struts down. This allows the center of the kite to be more full. The lower strut allows for a stiffer profile on the wing tip, making the kite more rigid in the air.
The Result: You get a kite that has a crisper feel in the bar and is more responsive to bar input. This makes overpowered riding smoother. The turns are also better, as the kite shoots back up faster in the kite loop, providing extra pull to land without making a hole in the ocean.
2013 Naish Shift Control System 5-line system with seamless functionality.
The 2013 Naish Shift Control System is renowned for having complete control over the leading edge arc for hooked-in and unhooked C-kite riding. The 2013 Naish Shift Control System 5-line design offers immediate relaunch capabilities for use in competition and extreme light winds. The 2013 Naish Shift Control System trim line is a single PU- coated line that is ultradurable and minimizes excess bulk in the middle of the bar.
2012 Naish Bolt Kite Target: For riders demanding superior stability, direct bar feel, fast turning and easy jumping over the broadest range of conditions.
The 2012 Naish Bolt Kite is built on our award-winning Sigma platform and featuring the Evolutive Profile, the 2012 Naish Bolt Kite is power-oriented in the large sizes and control-focused in the smaller sizes. The Geo-Tech construction maintains the shape, ensuring outstanding stability and control even in the gustiest conditions.
The 2012 Naish Bolt Kite carries a reputation as the ultimate kite, in terms of stability and versatility. The 2012 Naish Bolt Kite is the kite of choice for Robby Naish.
2012 Naish Bolt Kite Features
Proven stable Sigma platform
Direct response bar feel
Outstanding high-end control
Versatility in gusty conditions
2012 Naish Bolt Kite Designer Notes
What's New: For 2012, we concentrated on improving control over the kite's wind range in three ways. 1. The wing tip angles (direct response steering) have been reworked in all sizes, to create less drag on the kite;2. The arc in the center area has been rounded out. This increases the surface in the middle of the kite and allows the trailing edge curve to match the leading edge shape perfectly; 3. We developed a new automated application involving the calculations of the leading edge's moment of inertia, Young modulus, and air pressure, to generate the perfect LE diameter for each kite size.
The Result: 1. The kite is able to fly faster and further forward in the window, providing more lift efficiency, better low-end and all-around stability. 2. The kite generates more power in the low end and is more lift efficient. 3. Each kite size has ideal LE rigidity and the smallest drag possible, to fly as far forward as possible.