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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2008
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 06m, 07.5m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: Sigma/SLE
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Sigma SLE freeride kite

Designer goals

Naish made a radical change in it's shape with the Cult. Huge windrange. The gradual power buildup gives the rider confidence.

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2008
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 06m, 07.5m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: Sigma/SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m
Bar length: 42cm-48cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Pull
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Naish Cult 10.5 2008

Naish changed the shape with the Cult.  We wanted to know why and called Naish to ask if we could test one. We were a bit sceptical about the shape and the marketing of the kite. but to be honest, the Cult is truely something else. The windrange is enormous, primarily due to it's lack of boost. Because there is no boost in the flightlines the kite gives the rider confidence and a feeling of control. So, who would like it?  Strapless wave riders will love it for it's constant pull and allrounders for it's predictability.

 

Basics

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

With little wind the kite will remain on the water and the rider needs to work to get it up in the air again, but with wind over 12 Kts. relaunch is easy

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Total depower, and when depowered still easy to control. In gusts or when moving towards the kite, the kite quickly moves to the edge of the wind window again.

Windrange

Limited Wide

Huge, going upwind on a twintip with 13 kts all the way to 25 kts. (testrider 92 kilo)

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Soft buildup of power and lift, unless you are extremely overpowered.

Glide phase

Short Long

High-end

Small range Large range

Low-end

Small range Large range

Never have I seen a kite that would allow me (92Kg 202Lbs) to go upwind as easy with low wind as with the cult.

Wave

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Good control when fulle depowered.

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Race

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