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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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3 strut allround SLE kite

Designers goals

Target: Designed with fun in mind, the Park is the one kite that does it all – any rider, any style, any condition.

The Park's 3-strut design and Swept Compact C outline provides a stable and responsive kite. The powerful profile and leading edge give the rider good low-end power and consistent pull over a wide wind range.

The Park utilizes just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow easy relaunch. The Swept Compact C platform remains very close to a real C-shape in order to provide the crispness and feel in the bar that you really need.

Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides the rider with the power to boost, the handling to hit the lip with style and the ability to feel good in any condition.

Design Characteristics:
* Super easy handling
* Effortless water relaunch
* Power to boost
* Superior low-end performance

Extra Designers notes

What's New: We focused on the low-end power delivery without losing any of the light, crisp feel. LE percentage and profile depth have been tuned to improve the low-end pull. We also slightly reduced the sweep in order to get the overall platform closer to a real classic C-shape. To maintain the relaunch characteristics, we slightly extended the wing tips, to keep the same leverage on the overall kite when the rider pulls on the back line.

The Result: The rider can expect earlier planing without sacrificing handling.  The bar feel is crisper, which means the rider can better feel what the kite is doing and can steer it with precision. The relaunch is also improved over last year’s edition.

Movie Naish Park 9m 2012

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

Kitereview Naish Park 9m 2012

Kite Designers goals?

Target: Designed with fun in mind, the Park is the one kite that does it all – any rider, any style, any condition.

Test conditions

Wind: 12/22 knots
Water: flat/chop and little waves
Setting: Frontlines freeride setting, Back lines middle setting

Detail Photo's

Naish Park 2012 characteristicsNaish Park 2012 settingsNaish Park 2012 frontline settingsNaish Park 2012 backline settingswindow for easy water relaunch

Conclusion

This is a playful kite and really comes into its element in its high end reach. The Park is very responsive and has a nice pop followed by a long sweetspot. Freestylers will value its sweetspot for handle passes. Want more feedback? On the leading edge, you can adjust your bar pressure on the steering- and depower lines.

For beginners it has a couple of good characteristics like its stability, relaunch and depower. It should however be noted that the kite is somewhat too explosive. Also, a starter is of course better off beginning in milder conditions, in which the Park is less into its element.

Waveriders will value it for its tight turning circle, light bar pressure, responsiveness and also more feedback than its 2011 predecessor. The power build up is pretty explosive, which is something that strapless kiters should take into account. (massive depower setting)

All in all, welcome to the Naish Fun Park! Take it our for a spin when there's a lot of wind and you'll enjoy it for its fiery character.

Basics

Windrange

Limited Wide

low-end is average, best performance up to 18 knots

Safety system

Difficult Easy

first safety is good: total depower on the bar, second safety system is a one line safety after pulling the quick release. Hard to restart after pulling the quick release.

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

stable frame, on the bar and windwindow

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

new feature transparant material for easy kiterelaunch

Oldskool

Low-end

Small range Large range

limited low-end, heavy riders take a bigger kite or wide board

Glide phase

Short Long

search for highend conditions

Lift

Gradual Explosive

High-end

Small range Large range

great performance in his high-end, more pop, boost and kite reaction

Wave

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

more wind, more feedback

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

high-end great, low-end more spacious turning circle

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Race

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Going upwind

Hard Easy

big difference between low-end and high-end

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Acceleration

Slow Fast

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