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Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2012
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Easy to ride 2 strut sle kite

Designers goals

"The Ride 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 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 Ride's 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 Ride really hits the mark for the target rider and our R&D team is very proud of the end result."

naish ride bar 2012Bar

  • Fixed 24m lines
  • Bold blue & red color coded bar for added security
  • Embossed high texture grip
  • Thru-the-bar leash system
  • Low V connection (no swivel)
  • Low V line geometry
  • Smart Loop with fixed and sliding stopper
  • Leash with low force quick release
  • Bar adjustment from 18" to 20"
  • Bar floaters
  • Back line adjustment under bar floaters

Details:

Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2012
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: n.a.
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 2
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

Kite Designers goals?

 The Ride 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.

Test conditions

Wind: 15/22 knots
Water: flat/chop and little waves

Detail Photo's

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Conclusion

Finally, Naish has a great starters kite! This one's really on the spot! Great characteristics for beginners like its relaunch, depower, stability and lots of feedback. It's not too fast and a lack of pop and boost give a starter the room to make some mistakes. In the lower end of the wind window, it's really easy to steer this kite, which is really important for a starters kite. Intermediate riders that will jump with this kite will really enjoy its sheet and go feeling, while intermediate wave riders will like the drift of the Naish Ride.

Nice one! Great kite for its purpose!

Basics

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Great on the bar, easy sheet and go with total depower. Quick release safety kite opens all the way!

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

easy, fast and without a lot of power

Windrange

Limited Wide

high-end still great power control

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

great on the edge of the windwindow, also in gusty winds very stable

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Glide phase

Short Long

High-end

Small range Large range

good control, great and easy for the first jumps

Wave

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

This kite is made for the first steps, you can use it for the waves, take a smaller one to get more turning speed

Drift

Poor Good

stable and good drift

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Race

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Naish Ride 2012 10m
Name:
Frenzy T 
Weight:
90 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 11.07.2012 at 23:18 hour
Comments:
The Naish Ride is à easy kite. Great power control from the first minutes airtime. It is Pretty soft. Lift is gentle and boost is hard to find. The 10m is à easy going kite also in 5 bft, pull the bar and off you go. Power and depower all controlled on the bar, sheet in, sheet out, have fun.
 
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