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

3 strut allround kite

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

The Park is one kite that does it all for any rider, any style, in any condition.  Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides an easy ride, the power to boost and the handling to hit the lip with style.
The powerful profile gives the rider outstanding low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds.  Reduced diameter struts were also implemented for increased low-end power, improved aerodynamics and reduced weight. The Swept Compact C outline and three-strut design create a stable and responsive kite.  The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for easy relaunch.
The new Static Bridle Platform improves forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. These characteristics are essential for wave/unhooked riding.

Features

  • New Static Bridle Platform = Improves forward flying & acceleration out of turns + direct bar feel
  • New Reduced Diameter Struts = Improves low-end power & handling + lightweight
  • Responsive handling
  • Easy water relaunch
  • Unmatched versatility

Bar

Naish universal kite bar 2014

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
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-24m
Bar length: 40cm-45cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

Kitereview Naish Park 8m 2014

Test conditions

Wind: 20-32 knots
Water: medium waves
Board: 5'10 wave board
Kite set up: middle
Bar set up: 21m lines

Pictures

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Conclusion

We test the Naish Park a few years now. The new Park is really tuned. Better low-end and more feedback & bar pressure. We tested the Park in waves with a strapless 5'10 surfboard. But this kite is a well made all-round storm kite. Great fun, well tuned and widely useful.

Wind: 20-32 knots

Water: small & medium waves

Board: 5'10 wave board

Kite set up: Turning +      Bar pressure - (see picture)

Bar set up: 24m line 2013 bar (new 2014 bar not available)

- See more at: http://www.kitefinder.com/en/kites/1309/f-one-bandit-7-2014#tests

Basics

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Windrange

Limited Wide

Oldskool

High-end

Small range Large range

Low-end

Small range Large range

Wave

Drift

Poor Good

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Race

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

There are 4 reviews on this product:

Naish Park 2014 10m
Name:
erdist 
Weight:
75kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 13 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
30 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
up wind
 
HardEasy
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 09.10.2014 at 23:57 hour
Comments:
All round awesome kite. The sweet spot for me on a TT on a 10m is 15-22 knots. Very stable and predictable kite with good turning speed, and has something to offer for riders at all levels of experience.  
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Naish Park 2014 09m
Name:
Real watersport team 
Weight:
-- 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
+5 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From - knots up to -
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kitefinder.com - 07.11.2013 at 17:27 hour
Comments:
What we like:
We’re big fans of kites that claim to do it all because for most of us – that’s exactly what we’re looking for. The park has always been exceptionally fast and that’s something that has created a really loyal following! The 2014 Park is quicker than ever but also much more stable. We tested this kite in some really tricky conditions (very gusty side off wind) and the park performed like a champ.

What we don’t like:
The park does pinch on the wingtips when you turn it hard. It doesn’t affect the performance (in fact we’re sure it was designed that way) but if you’re used to your kite being one solid shape at all times it will take some getting used to.

Why you want the 2014 Naish Park:
Because you don’t want to have a quiver of different kites for different conditions. The park will handle anything you can throw at it! 
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Naish Park 2014 08m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
13 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 23 knots up to 31
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
windrange
 
LimitedWide
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 27.10.2013 at 13:53 hour
Comments:
Tested the 2012 & 2013 naish park in the past. With the new Park 8m you immediately feel the difference. More bar pressure, better low-end. This low end is great for the wave riders, with a smaller kite you get more wind range. This wind range is the best new feature of the new Naish Park. Now the kite feels complete. This 8m Park is a Fast & playfull kite. This Park 8m is the key size between the small and middle size kite range. With this 8 m you really cover the range from 16 until 30 knots. What i didn't like was the drift from the park this would even please the wave riders more but its a allround freeride kite so you need some freestyle pop/lift in the kite to hand in on the drift. Nice Park this year! 
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Naish Park 2014 09m
Name:
Berend de Haan 
Weight:
96 kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 24
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
price quality
 
PoorGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
drift
 
HardSoft
glide phase
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 20.08.2013 at 00:26 hour
Comments:
Excellent Kite.
Naish has finally succeeded in making the Park with a really good low end I was unanble to test the range of the high end due to the conditions. Also they have taken out the pully's from the brilde making the steering much directer and quicker.

The diameter of the bar has been reduced, this makes it much easyer to steef the Kite with your fingertips. Also, they have taken of the individual bumps on the grip and have replaced them with a single long edge, giving you more freedom to place your hands.

I tested the kite in low wind (12 to 15 knts) on flat water and in chop. I was surprised that I could even go out, weighing 96 kg using my 132cm shinn twintip. The next day I tested it in 16 to 24 knts of wind using my twintip and Hollanda custum surfboards directional. I experianced the excellent lift and sweetspot. Later, in small waves the Kite performed excellent and was drifting along as I did my turns and rode the waves.

I recommend this for allround riders from any level. 
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