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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2015
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Allround Freeride/wave kite

Designers goals

The Pivot emerges in the lineup as a smooth, all-around freeride/wave kite for a wide range of riders and styles. Its overall structure and ability to pivot on a small axis of rotation provides quick and easy turning, intuitive steering and predictable power development. It features a medium aspect ratio for substantial low-end power, a “sheet-in and go” feel, easy jumping and great upwind performance. Thanks to its ability to make precision turns on a small axis with minimum power increase in the turn, the Pivot is also the perfect tool for smooth kiteloops.
Aside from being a fantastic freeride kite, the Pivot’s characteristics also make it a great wave kite. Its lightweight design delivers smooth power, controlled turns and superior drifting in a variety of wind and wave conditions. The ABS bridle also helps decrease the amount of pull on the harness for forgiving strapless riding.

Features

  • Precision turns on a small axis with minimum power increase in the turn
  • ABS bridle for consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back-stalling“
  • Sheet-in and go” feel & easy jumping
  • Quick water relaunch
  • Natural drifting effect
  • Constant leading edge taper

Naish Pivot light weight kite construction

NEW 2015 Lightweight Solid Frame Construction.

Every strut is attached to an optimized, lightweight frame consisting of heavy-duty dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads

 

ANGLED WINGTIP NAISH PIVOT 2015

Angled Wing Tip
Torsion transmission to entire LE and low drag on water for relaunch.

 

Canopy Stabilizer Naish Pivot 2015

Canopy Stabilizer
Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear

 

Load Distribution Naish pivot 2015

Radial Load Distribution
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load and spread it higher into the canopy. This design helps prevent fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.

Naish bar. The Fusion

Naish Fusion control system

 

Naish Kiteboarding Pivot 2015 kite movie

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2015
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 - 27m
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Naish Pivot 2015 09m
Name:
Anne Jelmer Boek 
Weight:
73 
Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 17 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
price quality
 
PoorGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 18.08.2015 at 18:37 hour
Comments:
I really enjoyed riding the Naish pivot 2015.

This kite is great for beginners and advanced riders because the kite is very friendly and starts to get a little bit aggressive when it's already possible to take a smaller kite.
This kite is perfect when you want to learn jumping and a lot of freeride tricks.

I used my Pivot a lot for big air jumps and some oldskool tricks with 22-35 knots. Landing the jumps is easy, even while using a downloop, because it doesn't give you a big pull.
What i like about jumping with the Pivot is the way it put's you back on the ground so softly.

This kite is perfect for freeriding, cruising, waves and big airs.
My personal Woo record is 12.2m high with 6.5 seconds airtime.

curious about the new 2016 pivot? Check out my review soon. 
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Naish Pivot 2015 07m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 20 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
drift
 
HardSoft
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
boost
 
SoftStrong
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 29.07.2015 at 20:02 hour
Comments:
Had 1 session with the Naish Pivot 7m in conditions where the wind was picking up slowly. During the 20/24 knots the Pivot was great. Good feedback, nice upwind and very stable. Had some good strapless floaty jumps with down loops at the end. The Pivot was nice and playful with great control.
Slowly the wind picked up to 30 knots (24m lines) I could de-power the Pivot, but lost the turning speed a bit and it became more a freeride oriented kite with an explosive lift & pull. It also became a bit restless on the edge of the wind window, short aggressive pulls made it less comfortable on a strapless board. Next time with +6bft, I would take out the Pivot with a twintip and boost some big airs! Guaranty for a high WOO ranking :-) 
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Naish Pivot 2015 09m
Name:
realwatersports team 
Weight:
-- 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+8 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Number of test sessions:
+1 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
glide phase
 
ShortLong
price quality
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 25.06.2014 at 22:15 hour
Comments:
What We Like:
The Pivot feels fast and nimble in the air. Medium bar pressure and smooth power delivery add to the mix to make the Pivot a joy to fly.

We found that the hangtime and float was exceptional with the Pivot which definitely makes it a superb choice for "freeriders".
Another major positive was that this kite maintained back line tension even with full depower pulled on.

What we don't like:
We had a little trouble when rolling the kite during a big crash. Not a big deal as most kites will do strange things when you roll them but worth noting.

Why you want the Naish Pivot:
In the search for a kite that will do everything, the Pivot is a great choice. This kite is especially good for those of you who divide your time between cruising/jumping and riding waves!  
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