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Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2014
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Allround/Beginner SLE Kite

Designer's goals

Everyday kiteboarders looking for ease, simplicity and value.The Ride is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity.

The lightweight, two-strut design provides superior low end performance due to its fuller center section, as well as faster inflation and smaller packing for easy transport.

The Ride has rounded wing tips, which allow the kite to rotate with less drag while resting on the water.  This makes for extremely easy water relaunching characteristics.

It also has a slightly flatter arc compared to other kites, which gives it more punch when sheeting in and provides that nice sheet-in and go feel and easy jumping.

Features 

  • Lightweight, two-strut design
  • Effortless water relaunch characteristics
  • Sheet-in and go feel and easy jumping
  • Superior low-end performance
  • Incredible wing stability while resting on the water

Bar

The Base Control System features a small diameter bar with a high texture embossed grip and a Vario adjustable bar end. It also features a new line-cluster with a simplified V-design that allows for easy release and reload.]

naish base controle bar 2013Features

  • Simplified line cluster for easy release and reload
  • Honeycomb embossed, high texture grip
  • Bold blue and red color-coded bar for easy left/right recognition
  • Thru-the-bar flagging line
  • Low V-line geometry
  • Leash with low force quick release

Details:

Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2014
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 2
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Naish Ride 2014 10m
Name:
Realwatersports team 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+5 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
+3 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 21.10.2013 at 14:13 hour
Comments:
What we like:
The Naish Ride has only 2 struts and this means that there is a large area in the centre of the kite to provide solid and reliable power. The other advantage of 2 struts is that the kite is lighter in the air, which means better efficiency through the wind window. Translation: when you pull the bar to turn the kite, there is no delay and the Ride sits exactly where you’d like it to be at all times.

The biggest improvement over the first version of the Ride is that this kite is even more stable. While testing it we were really surprised and impressed – the 2 strut Ride feels as stable as a kite with 6 struts!

What we don’t like:
Since the Ride doesn’t have a center strut, it doesn’t drift backwards or down the line as well as some other kites. It’s a small gripe really since its speed through the wind window more than makes up for the lack of drift. The reality is that the Ride is a very popular choice as a wave kite with the REAL coaches who love it’s speed and easy relaunch.

Why you want the Naish Ride:
Lighweight, fast, easy and simple. For 95% of kiteboarders out there, that’s everything you need! 
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