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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2017
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Designers goals (manufacturer text)

If the words, “fast” and “intense” are part of your everyday vocabulary, then this is the kite for you. Designed for more engaged riders, the Dash is a powerful performer for any core-kiter with the skills to unlock its strengths.

Not easily tamed, the Dash generates powerful pull with ample bar pressure and more direct feel. Incredibly fast when turning, this kite is built to move. Active kiters that like to keep their kite moving will appreciate the quick steering and dynamic feel.

For those that push the limits, for those that refuse to follow a straight line, for those that appreciate the huge payback from a little challenge, the Dash is dedicated to you.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
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: 35cm - 45cm
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 Dash 2017 08m
Name:
strekke 
Weight:
76 kgs 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
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Water conditions:
flat, chop, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 19 knots up to 25
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Kite size:
08m 
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kitefinder.com - 31.05.2017 at 16:27 hour
Comments:
Had a few sessions on the 10, 9 and 8 Dash, both in well powered as low-end conditions.

Overall: the kites feel very energized and are super quick. These aspects make them great for sending and boosting, looping, and also for the active wave rider. In general, for active & aggressive kite-flyers, this kite is the bomb - it challenges you and just rips!

The bad:
- not very stable at 12 o clock in low unstable wind, both the 9 and the 10 have fallen out of the sky when I wasn't paying attention and messing around with the hydrofoil. Gotta keep them moving in the low end. Not ideal for beginners or when you want to foil in low low wind, better get a Boxer for that
- very direct bar feel, so when well powered and gusty, you feel the gusts; again, not ideal for beginners

The good:
- incredibly quick, with superfast steering and also fast top speed when riding
- points far in the wind window so very good upwind angle
- generates very good power once up to speed
- the combination of these 3: kite has great efficiency and very good low end for this type of kite
- perfect bar pressure: not too much, but enough to feel where the kite is at all times.
- awesome bar: the ATB is clean and slick, and especially the swivel works extremely well and almost rotates automatically
- Quadtex is firmer than other materials, giving the kite a solid feel in the sky, and should also increase durability
- nice de-power on tap by sheeting out
- the quick steering and manageable bar pressure allow for a very quick send, which results in the kite being extremely good at boosting when powered up
- also works well in waves for active surfers (park and forget/drift: have not tested it yet)
- extremely quick around the loop, with predictable and smooth power delivery, catches you every time

Overall great kites; I am especially impressed by the 8m. It is almost as quick as a 7m, but also has the low end of a 9m: I was shooting upwind in 19-23 knots on a freestyle TT. Once powered up (25 knots and up), this kite is a boosting and looping machine. Awesome kite! 
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Replys to this review

31.05.2017 at 21:46 hour stef
Great review. Thanks
13.06.2017 at 02:02 hour twido
I kite only two years, I can do back- front rolls with and without kiteloop. and highest jump is 8meters. I use only pivots 2016 and a fly2016. Can I handle this kite or should I stay with the pivots 2017 as a next kite? I really like the pivot but miss the boost and hang time off a F-one bandit. But like the playfulness of the pivot.
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