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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2018
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Known for its outstanding drift and consistent pull, the next generation of the Slash features subtle modifications for improved all-around performance. Constructed with Quad-Tex, the strongest kite canopy material available on the market featuring 4x-reinforced ripstop, this kite is built to last. A smaller leading edge and tapered wing tip delivers faster turning—a helpful feature for quick reactions in waves. The Shark Teeth Trailing edge enhances durability, lightens and balances the kite overall and further supports faster turns by providing better torque transfer from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The addition of 11 m and 12 m sizes mean you can now ride in lighter winds and start perfecting those strapless airs.

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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2018
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Green & Yellow
Bar length: 40cm-45cm
Line length: 20m - 24m - 27m
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

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Naish Slash 2018 07m
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Tested Wind Conditions:
From 17 knots up to 25
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Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
kite reaction
kite stability
slack line steering
user friendly
bar pressure
HeavyLight - 07.10.2017 at 16:47 hour
Had a session with the slash in 2.5m waves and side onshore gusty 5/6 Bft winds. Strapless on a 6.0 surfboard. The Slash has a much better drift than the Pivot. If you are a Naish Fan and think about wave riding. Take the Slash! That said, a bit more nuanced. The Slash has a great bar feedback on all positions in the Wind Window. Where the Pivot sometimes loses its pressure, the Slash is always there! Faster turning, always control and Drift. Those are the main differences with the 2018 Naish Pivot. If you look at other wave kites, The 2018 Slash is one of the more aggressive wave kites. It's powerful in lift and down looping. The other side is that you have a sheet and go feel, with the option to downloop and chicken out chasing the wave down the line. Really, downloop and you'll gain a lot of speed! So The Naish Slash is a great wave kite with intention to bite.
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