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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: C-kite
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Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Uncover your personal riding style with the adaptable and accessible Boxer. A nod to the straightforward design of its namesake, the all-new Boxer blends efficiency and innovation for a riding experience that is both versatile and forgiving. 
A single luff strut marries the best characteristics of strutless and strutted kite designs. The strut’s relaxed connection to the canopy creates a dynamic structure, which allows the canopy to freely expand and contract, while maintaining the strength of a strutted framework to handle heavier loads with ease. An outstanding underpowered kite, the Boxer is incredibly easy to relaunch, light to the touch, responsive but gentle. Very easy to sheet in and go, this kite is quick, easy to control and generates power quickly. It’s light and lively feel at the fingertips makes it approachable and forgiving. In short, the Boxer is the proverbial “yes man”—eager to please, easy to control and supportive enough to explore your own style.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: C-kite
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 1
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 Boxer 2017 08m
Name:
Matthijs 
Weight:
82 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 18
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 04.05.2017 at 09:21 hour
Comments:
The boxer felt reliable, stable, gentle en with no surprises. The pressure builds up gradually and with the bar you can slowly power/depower the kite all the way through the depowercord.
Cons: for a 12 it seems a bit slow and doesn't accelerate easy. (when steering, or looping the kite) It felt like you need to put some effort to get it going.  
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Naish Boxer 2017 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
91 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 22.03.2017 at 22:00 hour
Comments:
Went out in 12 knots, but the wind was degreasing so I was swimming back in 8 knots :-)
I was on a Hydrofoil and some people say get a 12 m as your biggest kite if you buy a hydrofoil. Well, not the Naish Boxer or North Mono both weren't strong enough to get me going. But maybe I am to heavy with my 91kg. Above the 10 knots I had great fun with the Boxer, great drift, fast reaction, good feedback and a long de-power stroke. This de-power stroke increases if the wind is picking up.  
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Naish Boxer 2017 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 13
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 15.03.2017 at 22:03 hour
Comments:
First impression on the new Naish Boxer 12m. The Boxer has a 1 strut concept now. Naish kiteboarding totally changed the setup. Today I was on a hydrofoil and the Boxer 12m. This kite felt very stable, the turns felt a bit square with overall the same pressure. What I liked about the new Boxer is the drift. If you lose the tension on the lines during a gype, the Boxer finishes its turns, no stopping or losing control. So great drift in 10-13 knots. The de-power arm stroke was pretty long with feedback all the way. Personally I like a long stroke with good de-power feedback, it gives me that extra stability & balance in those foiling turns. Really liked the 12m Boxer, can't wait to test it in < 10 knots of wind. 
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