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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2017
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Wave riders who are looking for a all round performance kite.

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are just a few characteristics that make the Pivot one of the most sought-after kites on the market. Adapting to a wide variety of wind and wave conditions, this kite features a medium aspect ratio for substantial low-end power, easy jumping and great upwind performance. Dynamic and responsive, it pivots quickly and easily on a small axis of rotation—with minimal power increase through turns—for super-smooth carving through waves and enhanced control going into and out of kiteloops. 

Now constructed with Quad-Tex, the most advanced kite canopy material in existence—the Pivot is livelier and more responsive than ever. The stronger, stiffer fabric transfers energy more directly putting riders in complete control. 

Easy-handling, well-rounded and incredibly versatile, it’s clear to see how the Pivot has become the all-around choice for everyone, everywhere. 

New features Naish Pivot

  • Quad-Tex - strongest kite canopy material on the market featuring 4x-reinforced ripstop
  • 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

Naish 2017 kite bar

naish 2017 kite bar



Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2017
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 1 reviews on this product:

Naish Pivot 2017 09m
Berend de Haan 
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ShortLong - 17.10.2016 at 14:06 hour
This new 2017 Pivot is even more stable than the 2016 model. When put on 10 or 2 it remains there perfectly.

I used the kite with the ATB Torq Bar which has several improvements over earlyer models. The swivel is now located just above the chicken loop an fitted with a ball bearing which makes it work perfectly (much better than the old above the bar svivel system)The safety has been made more easy to use since it can now be restored after use with one hand. The ATB system makes powing and depowering more precise since the direction in which to pull the trim line is better aligned with the natural push pull motion of the rider (up down instead of sideways with the BTB system)

Steering the kite is a lot faster than on the 2016 model and although the bar pressure is lighter, there is still plenty feedback from the kite and you will feel where it is at all times.

The lift is similar to that of the 2016 model, gradual build up with a little kick. Nice sweetspot and a longer glide phase than last years model. 
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