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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2010
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Type: Sigma/SLE


An all-terrain freeride kite for riders of any level who are looking for stability and control.

Designers Goals

The 2010 Cult has a few improvements from the 2009 model. It has more power and the turningspeed is higher. The Sigma shape allows it to depower completely which gives the Cult a huge wind-range. Compared to the 2009 version the bridle system was made simpler.


Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2010
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Type: Sigma/SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m - 24m - 27m
Bar length: 48,3 cm-53,3 cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

Naish Cult 9m

Test conditions

wind: 4/5 bft  15/20 knots

location: flat water lake


The 9m 2010 Cult is a dependable and predictable freeride kite. It does not generate a lot of boost or pop giving room for user error. It can be used as an easy freeride kite, a beginner kite or a kids kite (7m) because the way the power builds up is very predictable.


Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy


Limited Wide

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Safety system

Difficult Easy


Glide phase

Short Long


Small range Large range


Small range Large range


Gradual Explosive

little, gradual and soft.


Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast


Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge


Slow Fast

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Naish Cult 2010
Craig - 02.11.2010 at 02:48 hour
I own the 9m and 12m. The best kites I have had so far. Very stable, hardly ever touch the water. Fairly light bar pressure with plenty of grunt. 
4 kudos - +

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