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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
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A 4 line SLE kite suitable for all conditions

Designer Goals

All-terrain riders who seek effortless water relaunch and added low-end lift.

Totally re-engineered, the all new Charger continues its pedigree of all terrain performance with added focus on stability and range of use.
Naish has implemented a new outline that is both fast turning and very stable. Added sweep in the wingtips increases depower and improves water relaunch capabilities.
The 5 struts frame provides the needed support to keep the Charger incredibly stable through a wide wind range. The Charger is the ideal choice for riders who demand a fast, highly stable kite with superior upwind ability.

Bar

naish bar universal 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: 03.5m, 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: No
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m - 24m - 27m
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

Who is the kite for?

Totally re-engineered, the all new Charger continues its pedigree of all terrain performance with added focus on stability and range of use.
The 5 struts frame provides the needed support to keep the Charger incredibly stable through a wide wind range. The Charger is the ideal choice for riders who demand a fast, highly stable kite with superior upwind ability.

Detail Photo's

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Conclusion

The Naish Charger is a freeride kite which also very suitable for racers and people who like to ride long distances. The Charges offers fast acceleration. In its high end the Chargers lift is not very powerfull, but due to its profile the glide phase is long, making it a good big-air kite. Powering the kite by drawing the bar closer tilts the kite which, in powered conditions, will be much liked by the people who like to paraglide a bit while kitesurfing. Do not expect the charger to be a very playfull kite, the steering reaction is quite slow and the kite offers little lift boost and pop. The Charger is ideal for cruizers who like to go the distance. An ideal kite for people who like up-tempo downwinders or people who like to race their buddies!

Basics

Windrange

Limited Wide

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

gradually power building

Low-end

Small range Large range

low-end less bar pressure and feedback, straight power and forward speed if enough wind

Glide phase

Short Long

Great glide fase in his high-end (+ 18 knots)

High-end

Small range Large range

High-end more bar pressure, long depower stroke and easy handling

Wave

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Wide turning circles

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

6 pulleys slows the reaction down, gives the Charger a soft feel

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

late reaction on steering action

Race

Acceleration

Slow Fast

especially in down wind tacks

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Great tuning at the bar; pressure steering lines the Charger will sit more in the windwindow, less pressure on the steering lines and the Charger will fly to the edge of he wind window

Going upwind

Hard Easy

men in control

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Naish Charger 2011
Name:
stef 
kitefinder.com - 07.04.2011 at 20:24 hour
Comments:
Hi irmantas,

Charger 2010 low-end is limited, his high-end was pretty good. So it depends on your weight, skills and water/wind level what your total windrange will be.

More about the 2010 Naish Chargert: http://www.kitefinder.com/en/kites/767/naish-charger -2010 
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Name:
irmantas 
kitefinder.com - 06.04.2011 at 21:17 hour
Comments:
what is the wind range for naish charger 2010 9m,board Naish Haze 136X40? my weight is 85kg.thanks 
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