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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Kite

3 Strut allround performance kite

Designers Goals

The Park’s three-strut design and Swept Compact C outline results in a very stable and responsive kite. The powerful profile and leading edge give the rider good low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds.

The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for 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.

Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

Key Features:

  • Super easy handling
  • Versatility
  • Crisp bar feel
  • Superior low-end performance
  • Effortless water relaunch

New on the 2013 Park

1. Smaller LE diameter on sizes 9 to 14:

  • Allows for easier LE torsion
  • Faster turning speed

2. Shorter bridles:

  • Crisper bar feel
  • Quicker response
  • Solid feel in the air
  • Increased control

3. Thinner foil profile in the center section:

  • Flies further forward in the wind window
  • Quicker depower

4. Thinner foil in the wing tip section:

  • Decreased sideways lift
  • More rigidity in the air

Bar

Movie Park

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: n.a.
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

Kitereview Naish Park 10m

Kite

3 Strut allround performance kite

Test conditions

wind: 14-22 knots

waves: flat - small

Detail Photos

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Conclusion

Every kite should be seen as an assortment of characteristics. By combining them this will give you its 'face' (kite feeling). In some kites, a certain characteristic is pretty dominant and this is the case for the Naish Park. For the Park, the dominance lies in that it's continually trying to find the edge of its wind window, making it pretty unwieldy at first glance.

This is pretty challenging for beginners and in gusty conditions, but offers an opportunity for freestylers in its pop. The Park is therefore an advanced performance kite for freestylers and wave riders (who will value its playful character). Its turning circle, reaction speed, short depower and great feedback do suffer a little from its intention to find the edges of the wind window, but keep it up to speed and what you'll get is a fast kite with constant pressure. It doesn't have a lot of boost when you turn a kite loop, which should give you confidence while downlooping for waves.

All in all, the Park has quite a complex character. You either love it or you hate it. Our advice to you is to test it, play a little with its settings and find out if it's the one for you!

Please write your Naish Park 2013 kite experiences, we know different kite sizes gives different feeling so your input is certainly welcome!

 

Basics

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Restless in the air, not on the bar, likes to go to the edge of the windwndow. Use the different set ups to find your best kitefeel

Windrange

Limited Wide

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Short depower range with total depower. Depowered less stable than powered

Oldskool

High-end

Small range Large range

Low-end

Small range Large range

Much better than last years

Glide phase

Short Long

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Wave

Drift

Poor Good

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

good feedback, Park can be restless in gusty winds

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Pretty short with the fast reaction on steering action makes the Park a fast kite

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

direct if the kite os positioned well, otherwise backstall or delay can occur

Race

Going upwind

Hard Easy

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Naish Park 2013 10m
Name:
Jeanine 
Weight:
57 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 18
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 04.07.2014 at 22:09 hour
Comments:
I think the park is a good allround kite. It gives a direct feeling. Good for an advanced allround kiter.
It is good to use in the waves as well. The feedback is very good, which makes it attractive to go for new tricks. It gives a save feeling, the kite feels under control.  
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Naish Park 2013 10m
Name:
Marc 
Weight:
80 
Riding style:
wave, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 23
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
durability
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
price quality
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
glide phase
 
ShortLong
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 04.07.2014 at 12:14 hour
Comments:
High quality kites. Safety system is very good. It is easy to handle. The design of the kite is very Nice.
If the wind is light, relaunch is harder and the kite is more likely to backstall.
The dower cord is on the chickenloop, so when unhooking it van get stuck... But it is easy to reach. 
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Naish Park 2013 09m
Name:
Torstein Nødland 
Weight:
68kg 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 26
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
price quality
 
PoorGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
durability
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kitefinder.com - 05.02.2013 at 12:21 hour
Comments:
Epic kite based on my style of riding. For freestyle, i think this is one of todays best opportunities. Also kitelooping and just playing around is really fun with this kite!!  
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