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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Kite

3 strut SLE Hybrid which is a mix between an C-Shape and a Delta kite.

Designer goals

Riders looking for simple, no-fuss performance.

The Park is a performance-focused kite condensed into an easy, simple package.
The Park's three-strut design is stable and responsive. This configuration, combined with a powerful profile and full outline gives the Park the consistent pull of a "C" type kite and the power control of a swept kite.
The swept leading edge positions the wingtips behind the center of the kite, which gives the kite easy relaunch capabilities and maximizes depower.

Bar

Universal bar naish 2011The Universal Control System is a four-line control system in an ergonomic layout. The 3m-centerline design provides a lightweight streamlined connection to the front flying lines. It eliminates the use of heavy rigging parts, and facilitates easy function of the front line flagging leash.
Naish's Universal Control System is hailed as the cleanest and most functional system available. It provides the rider with confidence, functionality and superior performance..

Features

• Smart Loop – Patented push-away release loop
• Auto-orientation Smart Loop
• Sliding stopper
• Graduated trim line marking
• Through-the-bar leash
• Wide leash with quick release
• Internal back line trimming
• Ultra-soft Power Flex bar ends
• NEW - Vario bar end adjustment 18"-20" (45-51cm)

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

What is the kite for?

Riders looking for no-fuss performance freeride/allround kite.
The Park is a performance-focused kite condensed into an easy, simple package.
The Park's three-strut design is stable and responsive. This configuration, combined with a powerful profile and full outline gives the Park the consistent pull of a "C" type kite and the power control of a swept kite. The swept leading edge positions the wingtips behind the center of the kite, which gives the kite easy relaunch capabilities and maximizes depower.

Detail Photo's

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Conclusion

The Naish Park has a number of noticeable characteristics.  It’s stability, gradual power-buildup and controllability when depowered will appeal to beginners and all-rounders. But also wave riders are offered an interesting set of characteristics; a lot of feedback when at the edge of the wind window and a short turning circle in the whole power range (even when there is little tension  on the steering lines).
The Park is a lively and playful kite. The gradual buildup of power and the way you can follow the kite through the steering lines  prevents you from being surprised by the Park. Nevertheless, you can generate some serious boost when looping the kite.  Freestylers will be pleased by the controlled loop power and the pop, in particular in the high end.
Negatives? Perhaps heavier riders will need to consider to choose one size larger when using the Park in its low end. Choosing a different board to adapt to the conditions is, of course, also an option. Surfboard riders will not directly run into low-end performance issues due to the Parks quick turns and direct reaction to steering action.
The Naish Park is a good all-round kite suitable for various disciplines. It is a reliable kite which can be used in a large range of conditions. The quality and the finish of the kite is good.
Our conclusion is that the 2011 Naish Park is a great Freeride weapon.

Basics

Windrange

Limited Wide

Great high-end, low-end only for light riders

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Great total depower on the bar

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Oldskool

Low-end

Small range Large range

Glide phase

Short Long

Lift

Gradual Explosive

High-end

Small range Large range

Wave

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Race

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Going upwind

Hard Easy

Acceleration

Slow Fast

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