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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2016
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

For all-round kitesurfers who like to ride waves

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

The Pivot is ideal for a wide range of riders and styles. Its ability to turn on a tight axis without an aggressive pull makes this kite perfect for nailing jumps, charging the next big swell and everything in between. 

A huge confidence booster when learning new moves, the Pivot’s predictable power delivery, direct bar feel and intuitive steering puts riders in control at all times. The medium aspect ratio supports substantial low-end power, great upwind performance and that sought after “sheet-in-and-go” feel.

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

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2016
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: n.a.
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Naish Pivot 2016 14m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 9 knots up to 12
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
14m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
drift
 
HardSoft
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 12.11.2015 at 20:07 hour
Comments:
Tried the 14m Pivot on a hydrofoil. Wind was between 9 and 14 knots pretty gusty! The Pivot was stable and fast turning for a 14m. Good feedback & total depower. Reverse relaunching isn't possible under 10 knots, above 10 knots no problem. The kite is playful and the total depower stroke is pretty short. Gives you that on/off power feeling. Yesterday I tested the Naish Draft with the hydrofoil. Personally I like the Pivot because its faster reaction and shorter turning circle!  
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Naish Pivot 2016 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 18 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 25.08.2015 at 11:05 hour
Comments:
What i like about the Naish pivot 2016:

The pivot is stearing pretty fast, perfect to get a good low end wind range.
Also for jumping this kite is perfect and easy to handle. it’s easy to jump and land. Even using a downloop with the landing feels safe en pretty.

i used the Naish pivot 12m2 with 16-19 knots and it totally challenged me to do some nice freeride hooked tricks. The kite doesn’t have a lot of bar pressure, what i personally don’t like but because of the low bar pressure i am doing a lot more hooked tricks. Because it always feels safe to do, because you don’t get a big boost while pulling the bar.

This kite isn’t that much different from the 2015 pivot.
I definitely keep riding the Naish Pivot 2016 because it makes me feel so good and happy on the water.

The Naish Pivot is great for beginner and advanced riders and good for cruising, freeride and big airs. 
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Naish Pivot 2016 12m
Name:
Jop 
Weight:
70 kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 24.08.2015 at 17:31 hour
Comments:
I had one session with the Naish Pivot 12m and i think the kite overall was really good. It steers really smoothly.
For a slightly above average skilled kiter its a good kite to get your jumps right. I felt comfortable jumping with it,very flexible.
The Pivot gives you a lots of hangtime so if you want to (learn how to) jump big, then i think this will be the right kite for you!

 
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