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By Martin Lark
The AV8 Collection consists of the precision crafted AV8 kite, hydrofoil board and 4:1 race trim control system made from the highest quality materials. Each component is designed to maximize AV8's efficiency in the hydrofoiling realm.
AV8 FOIL BOARD
AV8 1X TRIMLITE (4:1 RACE TRIM)
“The AV8 design concept places the rider directly in the middle of two incredibly tuned kite boarding machines. Both the AV8 kite and board are designed to cut through the elements with minimum drag and maximum efficiency.
Separately, the kite and board are phenomenal in their own right, but together they create the apex performance freeride experience. AV8 is the equivalent of a wind driven supercar in every respect.” - Pete Cabrinha.
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By Martin Lark
Naish is one of the most known and experienced manufacturers in the kitesurfing world and ,therefore, no premiere prepared by the company could go unnoticed. A few days ago we received a pretty big pack of info materials regarding Naish collections for 2016 and 2017. The most interesting novelties seem to be the kites: Ride, Trip and Fly. New harnesses are also noteworthy.
Ride: All-around Feeride
Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Effortless and accessible, the Naish Ride is a fast favorite among riders of all levels. Ideal for those looking to progress their skills quickly, the open center section of this lightweight, two-strut design delivers superior low-end performance and maintains smooth power delivery through turns. Easy water relaunch provides added convenience while a slightly flattened arc generates more lift for easy jumping and “sheet-in-and-go” feel. A consistent performer with incredible control, its versatility will have both new and experienced kiters choosing the Ride as their “go-to” kite for a wide range of styles.
1). Naish Raid
Trip: Foil/Underpowered Riding
Sizes: 8, 10, 12
Low wind, no problem! The Naish Trip excels in underpowered conditions. Perfect for dedicated intermediate-to-advanced riders, the incredibly lightweight, strutless design delivers the wind range of a larger kite while retaining the fast, precision turning of a smaller kite. An ideal fit for foiling, the Trip’s responsive depower and light weight-compared to other kites of this size-supports seamless transitions for a smooth ride. Log more days on the water with the Trip.
2). Naish Trip
Fly: Lightwind Freeride
Lightweight and tremendously fast for a kite of its size, the Naish Fly delivers a smooth, yet powerful ride in light-to-marginal wind conditions. The swept-back wing tip and anti-stiction window improve water relaunch, while the two-strut design offers exceptional low-end power. Riders will find themselves in super light wind, yet the speed of the kite will make it feel like a normal, windy day. New this year, our designers have modified the leading edge diameter, allowing the kite to fly farther forward for improved upwind ability and easy handling. Don’t let light wind ruin your day. Grab a Fly and maximize your time on the water.
3). Naish Fly
Arsenal: Maximum Support
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
The next evolution in maximum support harnesses, the lightweight Arsenal conforms to the body with molded memory foam padding along the spine and an ergonomically shaped structure. A superb choice for a wide range of body types, the Arsenal’s wider shape evenly distributes pull-ideal during powered up or overpowered riding. Double spreader bar straps lock the bar securely into place while strategic contouring and memory foam on the spreader bar provide a more comfortable fit.
4). Naish Arsenal
Boss: Low Profile/High Support
Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
The lower cut of the Boss is ideal for riders looking for a high range of motion and excellent back support. Striking the ultimate balance between the Mission 3D and the Moto harnesses from 2016, the Boss combines the height of the Mission 3D with the fit of the Moto. The locked-in bar pad features extensions which insert into the sides of the harness to lock the bar into place. A low-profile, contoured spreader bar (with memory foam padding) add extra comfort and double spreader bar straps further prevent the bar from riding up with use. The lock-in-and-release mechanism has been adapted to be more user-friendly, while 3D-fit technology, contoured side-shaping and a dual tension belt ensure the harness conforms to the rider’s body for maximum comfort.
5). Naish Boss
Alana: Women’s Fit
Sizes: XS, S, M, L
Formed and sized for a woman’s curves, the Alana’s 3D-fit technology features a cushioned, molded shell for customized support and stability in key areas. The locked-in bar pad stays securely in place with double spreader bar straps and extensions that tuck into the sides of the harness.
6). Naish Alana
Targa: Boardshort Seat Harness
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Ergonomic and understated, the Targa seat harness is lightly padded and concealed within boardshorts. Padded leg straps easily adjust from the outside for a custom fit, while strategically placed double spreader bar straps position the bar low on the hips allowing for full range of motion.
7). Naish Targa
Defender Vest: Flotation/Impact Protection
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Shaped to give experienced riders the confidence to push the limits, the Defender Vest provides superb impact protection and maximum comfort. Following a true wakestyle shape, the soft neoprene lining, large armholes and quad stretch grant full range of motion while strategically placed padded impact zones protect with added flotation for peace of mind.
8). Naish Defender