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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Allround riders

Designers 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 kite loops.

The Pivot continues its subtle evolution with an adapted profile, making it more balanced, reliable and predictable. Incorporating the Shark Teeth feature on the trailing edge gives the Pivot an even more aerodynamic profile. This makes the Pivot lighter while keeping it forgiving, with outstanding low-end power and direct bar feel.

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

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
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: Green & Yellow
Line length: 20m - 24m - 27m
Bar length: 40cm-45cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Naish Pivot 2018 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 17
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
windrange
 
LimitedWide
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 17.10.2017 at 20:21 hour
Comments:
Had a hydrofoil session with the Naish Pivot. Personally, I like a kite with bar pressure and kite feedback everywhere. This makes foiling much easier and comfortable. Well the Naish Pivot like to discharge its kite pressure by widening the wind window. So, no constant pull. The Pivot is playful with enough pressure, but in these foiling low wind conditions the Pivot asks for more technical skills to keep the Pivot going. The short de-power stroke and lack of steering with low line tension makes it harder to hydrofoiling with the Pivot. 
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Naish Pivot 2018 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
up wind
 
HardEasy
boost
 
SoftStrong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 03.10.2017 at 23:15 hour
Comments:
Had a session in side-onshore wind, mid-size waves and 15-20 knots of wind. I was on a 6.0 surfboard. When we launched the Pivot I could feel the power, lots of boost and lift. On the edge the Pivot has a slide intension to capsize especially in the bottom turns the Pivot loses its pressure and was harder to steer. The drift just wasn't fast enough for these mid size waves and onshore conditions. The steering reaction of the Pivot is fast and the Pivot turns around its wingtips. Going upwind was great, the Pivot has an intention to make its wind window wider. Great for pop, lift and upwind performances. Must test the Pivot on a Twintip! As an all-rounder kite, I believe the Pivot slides a bit more to the freestyle side than a wave kite. 
3 kudos - +

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