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  1. I have been waiting on the side lines patiently for some years now, hmm shall I buy one, shall I make one, too expensive, bills to pay ... Any way, Niash have currently a special going on, well I guess it's a special since they are offering a complete foilboard package for just under 2000 $NZ -- the board, mast, foot straps, fuselage, horizontal stabilizer and main wing. Purchased from KiteSports New Zealand, South New Brighton. Sure lots of other deals going, but want to support the local kitesurf shop. Sure it's a beginners board, but that is what I am with foilboards at the moment, and if I decide to upgrade, Zac gets to use it. Hey and guess who suggested the board to me? My lovely wife. . So here are some pictures of it It's what they call a free ride board with a low aspect ratio wing, so will not be breaking any speed records with it, but not trying to do this anyway. Just want to have some free ride fun out in a lazy swell when the wind is on the ligth side. Not exactly light weighing in at 9.7 kg but looks like it is robustly built, so will be more tolerant of my mistakes whilst learning. It is has 90cm mast, have already been told that I should consider a short mast for learning, hmm will see how I go. There is no angle of attack adjustment screws or similar, but suspect with such a low aspect ratio wing this will not be necessary. All the bits and pieces came undamaged and fitted well. Though not shown in the pictures also comes with a heavily padded carry bag for the mast, fuselage and wings -- nice. The screws interfacing the mast to the fueslage were a tight fit, needed quite some torque to screw them in, so these will not be unscrewing them selves in a hurry. Now all I need is some wind in the right direction to try the board out. Spot of Easterly onshore predicted for this evening at 18:00 but fluky whether it will actuall come through and tomorrow is forecast for solid Southerly (not onshore, blowing over the PortHills before reaching the beach). Will be interesting to see which of my FlySurfer kite sizes work best with the board, 8, 10, 12, 18 m^2. Guessing my 8m^2 Speed IV will be the best. Some more tech specs: Main wing Aspect ratio= 3.38, area 880 cm^2 wing span 54.6cm; board length 160cm width 48cm max; textured foam top all over. Also comes with a pair of 9cm heigh stubby fins for the board so you can use the board without the mast/hydrofoil. Might actually work well as a light wind kiteboard with such a large surface area, but really when the wind is light I will be aiming to use it with the hydrofoil. So I am expecting plenty of amuzing launches and unexpected landings -- all part of the fun and new learning experience.
  2. 2013 Naish Park 7m + bar In excellent condition, kite fabric still crisp. This is a kite that has a surprisingly large wind range, is easy to use and gives great boots! I’ve had a lot of fun on this kite. New pulleys on bridle, and added sheath over lines that pulleys run over, meaning no more wear on lines and extended longevity of bridle. Brand new depower rope on bar. 1 small patch repair to canopy. Comes with 5m line extensions (I’ve used these on the kite as an experiment to give it more range in the sky, but it would be more manageable without them). http://kiteboardingreview.com/component/content/article/15-kites/naish/274-naish-park-2013 $500 including bar, line extensions Will post via E-Go Couriers or cash on pickup. Located in Melbourne. Can deliver if I'm headed your way! Also selling 9m & 12m Mutiny P-Series, can do a discount for all 3 kites.
  3. It has some water stains near the middle LE bladder as shown, but nothing to distort the kite in any way. All bladders hold air. Individual strutt pump system. A great kite, but I am not going to use it much. It's been my rental kite for the last 5 months and it's done my clients and myself well. I've got other better kites to hire anyway, so just want to get rid of it. Comes with 5-th line extension for a 5-line bar or can be removed for your 4-line bar. $100 firm + postage
  4. Plenty of great used gear currently on offer. Full details and pricing here - http://www.briskites.com.au/index.php?l=product_list&c=51 (USED) 2010 North Fuse 9m2 (USED) 2010 North Fuse 9m2 $125.00 Manufacturer: Nobile Kiteboarding SKU: 1926 (USED) 2010 Naish Helix 12m (USED) 2010 Naish Helix 12m $150.00 Manufacturer: Naish SKU: 1929 (USED) Cabrinha Chaos 7m2 (USED) Cabrinha Chaos 7m2. No Bar $250.00 Manufacturer: Naish SKU: 1930 (USED) 2012 North Rebel 13m2 (USED) 2012 North Rebel 13m2 $340.00 Manufacturer: Naish SKU: 1908 (Used) USED 2013 North Rebel 12m2 Kite and bag only. $450.00 SKU: 1909 (USED) Nobile 50Fifty Kite 10m2 (USED) Nobile 50Fifty Kite 10m2. Complete with bag and control bar. $500.00 SKU: 1906 (USED) North Gambler 2016 The test winning wakestyle board is back for 2016; the choice of top pros like Tom Court and Crag Cunningham the Gambler offers the ultimate in wakestyle performance. Size options: 139 x 41cm Choose foot pads/straps: Board and fins onlyEntity Combo (Add $209.00)North POP Boots (Add $599.00) $550.00 Manufacturer: North Kiteboarding SKU: 1904 (Used) Shinn Pinbot, excellent condition. New for 2015 comes the Pinbot, totally intuitive to ride and hugely versatile in all conditions, no other board handles such a myriad of conditions and styles with so much aplomb. Choose your size: 138 x 42 $619.00 Manufacturer: Shinn Kite boards SKU: 1902 (USED) Naish Motion 2016, with bindings. The Motion is for riders looking for unrivaled versatility in one do-it-all design. Size options: 134cm $629.00 Manufacturer: Naish SKU: 1903 (Used) 2016 Nobile T5, excellent condition Nobile patented APS technology with �wavy channel system� takes the T5 to new freeride heights. Choose your size: 134 x 41 $699.00 Manufacturer: Nobile Kiteboarding SKU: fs-boost_used (Used) Flysurfer Boost 13m2 Feel the unstoppable dynamic force of an IKA registered racing machine. Experience quick turning speed, explosive lift, incredible hang-time, amazing upwind ability and forward speed. Size: 13m Bar: No BarInclude Infinity 3 Airstyle bar 50cm (Add $650.00)Include Infinity 3 Airstyle bar 60cm with 6m extensions (Add $720.00)Include Infinity 3 Race bar 50cm (Add $720.00)Include Infinity 3 Race bar 60cm (Add $720.00) $790.00 Manufacturer: Flysurfer SKU: 1683 USED 2014 Naish Torch 8m Complete Excellent condition freestyle kite with a world wide reputation second to none. $999.00 SKU: 1910 (USED) 2015 North Evo 11m2 (USED) 2015 North Evo 11m2. Complete with bag and control bar. $1000.00 SKU: 1218 North Whip 2014 The Whip is our high volume euro wave shredder, designed for those days when the waves aren’t packing much punch and you still want to have a good session. Size: 5'7" $1089.00$599.00 Manufacturer: North Kiteboarding SKU: 1931 (USED) 2016 Naish Park HD 10m2 (USED) 2016 Naish Park HD 10m2 with bar $1099.00 Manufacturer: Naish SKU: 1922 (USED) Naish Pivot 2016 7m2 (USED) Naish Pivot 2016 7m2 $1199.00 Manufacturer: Naish SKU: 1927 (USED) 2016 Naish Park HD 12m2 (USED) 2016 Naish Park HD 12m2 with bar $1199.00 Manufacturer: Naish Forgot this one- SKU: 1933 (USED) HQ Toxic II 3m2 (USED) HQ Toxic II 3m2 $199.00
  5. I sell my Naish Monarch (2014, 132x141). It is in a very good condition. I used it twice. I can't use it anymore because I work too much. It got brand new north vario pads on it.
  6. So this kite i bought after trying, and failing, to combine my Beamer 3.6 and my landboard. Much searching around online left me with two choices as eventually I want to get into kitesurfing. I looked at the Best Bularoo and the Boxer but what made the deciding factor in the end was the price, being in America at the time i paid $400 for this kite, 200 quid with the exchange rate at that time which i thought was a bargain, it was second hand from realkiteboarding.com. I bought the SLE control system to go with it which was another $100. After flying my Beamer 3.6 for about a year i felt confident enough to move into depower, a bold move and looking back I didn't know what i was getting myself into. Teaching myself i had a few tumbles, a few wrist injuries but a lot of smiles This kite is marketed as an all terrain kite with a massive wind range, Ive flown in all different types of conditions and this holds to be true. The kite is a dream to fly, loves swooping turns provided there is 13+mph of wind and powers up beautifully. I don't know whether its because of the control system or the kite but the combination makes it very easy to rake in the power or hold it steady. This makes it great for static jumps and you can swing all over the place with nice floaty landings. Set up is fairly easy, ive not had any experience setting up other LEI's but basically you close all the valves on the struts and inflate from one point on the leading edge. Once the edge has reached a certain psi it lets its air into the struts and you keep pumping till the thing is firm. Has two knots on the brake lines at the kite end for different set ups as well as a range of different knots at the bar end for 2:1 power, 1:1 power, strong winds light winds etc etc. Haven't really fiddled around with these much i just found one i liked and stuck with it. Mostly i use this kite for Landboarding which i am becoming increasingly better at with each session. Can't really add much here as i haven't used many other kites for boarding but it is a hell of a lot better than my beamer. I can go upwind with ease and its a lot easier to maintain tension in the lines. When i have enough space i can just lean back and cruise with the kite, it feels very stable and absorbs gusts when your moving along. As for downsides to this kite this has to be the overfly at the zenith; as with all LEI's if you fly inland and/or in gusty conditions the kite will tend to overfly at the zenith which can be dangerous. I run backwards to try and get tension in the lines again but invariably it crashes to the ground and i cringe hoping the bladders won't burst. A few times the kite has almost landed on me which would probably hurt. To remedy this i try to only fly in constant wind conditions or avoid getting the kite too high in the sky which does the trick. A lot of the earlier problems i had with the kite got ironed out as i got better so maybe this will too. Lastly a word about the relaunch, this was something that took a lot of getting used to, again more experience with other kites would help but at times it seems very difficult. Basically if im in winds above 15mph just yank on a line and it spins around like a crazy dog taking off at the edge of the window. Below 15mph and its a right arse ache, the kite has a few grass stains where ive run backwards getting it to spin onto the trailing edge and a take off position. All in all I am very happy with this kite, it sets up real easy and flies like a dream. It was cheap and does all the things i want it to do. In retrospect i could have tried harder to find other kiters and have a go on other kites first but what the hell, i threw myself in at the deep end and had a great time doing it. Any questions or comments much appreciated. One last word, I say i taught myself but after every session i was on here asking questions and reading through posts and the answers i received helped a million. Thanks to anyone who replied to my posts! By : DanKiteMan
  7. My first review right getting the kite out of the bag was surprised how compact this kite folded down to compared to my old flexi fusions. The build quality seems excellent and the colours are wicked. Pumping the kite up freaked me out the first time thought i had a puncture but it was the octopus system releasing air into the struts. This was the one thing i was worried about but now i love it. I initially set the kite up using the Naish double depower system, it took 5 mins to set up no adjustments were needed. launching the kite i found the bar pressure light but very direct, the kite really held well at the edge of the window and built its power through the turns. the depower was brilliant and the double depower system allows you to ditch the power through the gusts which just ran straight through the kite it just steady there as it was fixed to the sky. My first session on the water i was very overpowered unable to hold down my mates 12m atom decided to give the raven a shot and was surprised how much power i could hold. pushing through the double depower system just and inch still allowed the kite to fly well but gave me amazing depower this allowed me to load up for my first jump. WOW if i hadn't been wearing a wetsuit there would of been some logs floating around in the sea the hangtime is what scared me never before have i stayed in the air for that long. landings were easy the kite held its shape really well. the kite also is wicked for a bit of wave riding i have not yet been able to test the relaunch as it hasn't hit the water properly yet. Anyway hope this helped By : teenflight
  8. The Package - Naish Shockwave SLE 12m - Shockwave Pulley Bar - Kite Bag - Bar Bag - Pump - Instructions - Accessories kit (Sticker, Strop, Repair Kit, and repair tape) This is a good overall package; the bags and pump are of high quality. The bag has 2 large pockets, and a section on each side to hold the pump and the bar, with large mesh vents to allow sand and water to drain out. There are also straps to hold your kite board in place. The only issue with the bag is there are no extra expansion capabilities to allow you to transport the kite with the spars inflated. Build Quality The kite is well built with some nice touches such as reinforced wing tips and bumpers on the main bladder. So far it's stood up to inland self launching, crashing on its bladder and being dragged around a field. The only signs of wear are tear are a few grass stains. Pulley Bar This can take a little getting used to and I find the bar pressure quite high. The good thing is there is plenty of room for adjustment, the bar has 3 possible settings and it is possible to switch from the pulley system which is 2:1 to a 1:1 system. This is a little fiddly but has been improved on the 2007 version. The bar has extensions to help set the trimmer strap, the strap it self is protected by a neoprene sleeve. Personally I find the power trimming system fiddly and it's hard to tell how it's set without being able to see the strap. Safety System The kite has 2 safety systems; the first is a push out bar system that uses a stopper. Pushing the bar past the stopper de-powers the kite 100% but still allows it to fly. This system works well and is well used. Unfortunately this has taken its toll, I have found that in really strong winds the bar pressure can release the stopper if hit by a gust. The stopper is very small and hard to re-set with cold or wet hands. There is also a chicken loop safety which is a grab and push away system. This works very well and requires minimal pressure to activate. The only down side is the kite does not come with a leash as default. Setup If you're unfamiliar with LEI kites the setup is easy thanks to detailed instructions, colour coded lines and idiot proof connectors. The instructions cover all setup options including the bar. The instructions do lack information about parking the kite on the beach and launching instructions. But the kite is aimed at experienced flyers so these are probably not needed by the target audience. Launching and Landing In good winds self launching on land is pretty simple once you get the knack but assisted launch is always recommended. Water re-launch is pretty good, and probably slightly better than a C kite. Self landing is very tricky and it's always advised to get help. Flying Characteristics The kite is aimed at wave riding, but I use it for kite surfing, buggying and land boarding. It's a very fast kite and has a tendency to want to kite loop if steered really hard. It has great pop and float for jumping and the 100% de-power works great. Inland it handles gust well but will become unsettled it there is a lull. Its probably one of the best kites I have flown for upwind. The only complaint I have is the bar pressure is very high; this is noticeable once you start to try stuff like grabs. Summary There are a few small issues such as the stopper popping in high winds or gust and the bar pressure. But overall this is a great kite that stands up to abuse of inland flying very well. By : Steve(Bear)
  9. When I was still but a lowly newbie, and I MEAN newbie to kitesurfing I planned a trip to Egypt, Moonbeach to be exact, where the weather was warm and the winds were perfect. I owned a 12m and a 15m so what else would I possibly need!! Well... after booking and doing the inevitable EXTRA research on where I was going I discovered if I wanted to get the best out of the lpace I had better get my hands on a 9m! Fortunately due to the miracle of work (yes I do actually work folks!!....Occasionally!) I went to see Mark at Whitstable Windsurfing and got some great advice and left the shop £350 lighter and the proud owner of a new 06 Naish Boxer III 9m complete. Well I was desperate to use this kite before I went but lets be honest here! You buy a 9m kite 5 days before you go on a kitesurf holiday there is not a chance in hell that the wind gods are actually gonna let you fly it before you go!!! So I get to moonbeach and its perfect learners 9m weather! Well I was still at the stage where I could go right foot forward without a problem but left foot forward was definitely challenging! Well due to perfect wind, butter flat water and 90 degree sunshine I had both directions cracked on the first day and was finally in a postion to learn a bit about the kite! What I learnt was I LOVE IT!!! As a foil flyer I always though that a 9m kite was an absolute monster, and as foils go it is! It is also like flying a bus of beachy head, unless you get it right it just falls out of the sky!!! Well was I in for a shock! a 9m Lei flys like a wasp! The Boxer III is a medium aspect kite, it is fast through the window and had me grinning like a lunatic in minutes! By the 2nd hour of the 2nd day I was actually making 'upwind' progress!! Something that had seemed like some kind of Voodoo magik prior to this with my Hydros! The build quality of this kite is absolutely ROCK solid, the 5th line safety system is excellent, but I did find the leash banging against my leg a bit odd and after a couple of dunkings I diod notice it was wrapped around the chicken loop. Not something that is too essential but as Naish's safety system is an odd 'grab the web cover at the top of the chicken loop and slide forward' this did give me a minor amount of concern. The kite is marketed as an 'all terrain' kite and although I have no plans to landboard with this EVER! I am toying with the idea of snowkiting with it! Yes I am that impressed with the build quality! This kite gave me my first taste of jumps and as with all small kites like this it shoots you airborne very rapidly but it doesnt have a great deal of float! Not that I cared as I was too busy thinking "Ive just made it into orbit!!" Some say a beginner shouldnt even think about a small Lei but this was as friendly as you made it. Something that is often the case with kites. Granted I did learn the following day this isnt applicable to ALL kites! (I flew an 05 14m Rhino that scare the bejesus outta me!) Would I recommend this to a beginner, well in hindsight probably not, but not because its a dangerous kite but more because of the winds you take it out in. I am now loathed to get this baby out in anything less than 30mph where its an absolute beasty!! Its an amazing kite, great build quality and attention to detail. It flies well has a good fifth line system and in my opinion is only let down by its bizzarre relaes system. Something I didnt have to use in Egypt and as I now fly it on an 06 Slingshot bar system it is not an issue. Its a fast kite, will get you very high very quickly but DONT expect floaty landings. Its a high wind kite if you really want to get the best out of it. But it flys well, the sheet in/out doesnt make it too ugly to fly if you are horrible overpowered but at the time I only had 03 kites to compare it with. As with most Lei's this size, its not that much about aspect ratios as you are generally flying them in high winds anyway so you are going to be lit up regardless. I like my little Boxer and its price onhly made it more attractive and now its been superceeded by the SLE I have seen it for sale new kite only for £299 which in my opinion makes it a steal! By : BlindJP
  10. The new Naish Element 10.5 depowerable foil. In the bag - Control bar - User's manual - Four 25m color coded flying lines - Light weight bag - Kite compression/packing strap - Backpack The one I had came in a stuff sack so I cannot comment on the backpack that will bew supplied on sale. Out of the bag As you would expect from all Naish equipment the build quality is excellent with and the Setup is a simple process. - Unfurl the kite Weigh the sail down with some sand on the trailing edge. - Attach the colour-coded. - Peg the safety leash down. - Attach the lines to the bar Hey presto you're ready to go. First impressions were its similarity in appearance to an Ozone frenzy only slightly more rounded which makes it appear smaller next to equivalent sized kites. The test The kite has been designed for use on snow but I have been testing it on a mountain board and in a buggy. 7 - 10 mph is the highest wind speed I've tested in so far which really is not enough to test the more radical moves this kite will generate. Launching the kite is a snap, set the depower system to full by pulling the depower strap toward you. Attach the leash to your harness and pull tension on the leash lines which keeps the kite grounded, if the kite tries leave the ground put more tension on the leash lines. Hook the bar onto the spreader, push the bar away, let go of the leash and the kite climbs straight to the top of the window where its sits above you without over fly or too much lift. The Element turns quickly and develops good power throughout the wind window feeling very stable although the conditions were not gusty. The wing tips did tuck on occasion but this was due to a lack of wind and did not occur when the wind picked up. When it comes jumps redirect the kite and pull in the bar to develop extra power giving nice lift and floaty landings. In A buggy The kite works well in a buggy as it only has a small bar and is in easy reach when the bar is out. Its smooth consistent power lent itself to ground base tricks such as wheel stands offside and kite-side which were mainly all I could produce in the available wind. The few small jumps I achieved were floaty and the kite redirected well for a soft landing. On A Board The kite is well suited to kiteatb, again the even power developed, gave a feeling of security whilst leaning back against the kite. At no point in both in regular and toe-side stance did I feel It would let me go and id eat sand. Due to conditions most tricks were unattainable but as with the buggy the jumps achieved were floaty and I had no difficulty re-directing the sail to power up on landing. Conclusion On the whole a good kite with stability and smooth power. It gave the impression that in good wind it would give a good speed run or free ride without the rider having to concentrate on the kite leaving you free for tricks. This is certainly a good first depowerable foil kite. By : Phatdan
  11. RaceKites

    Naish X3 8M

    Naish released the X3 in 2003, the evolution of the X2. The X3 was a response to those riders who were looking for a more European style wing, more forgiving, wider range. Flysurf.com put one of the strong winter wind sizes to the test for you, the 8.0. Extras Adjustable carry bag, pump with leash, 50cm control bar fitted with de-power and Safety System, colour coded flying lines with differentiated connections (loop or knot), repair kit, instruction manual. Finish The kite is well finished with well positioned reinforcements. You just need to look at it and you can tell it's a great product. There are numerous adjustments you can make to improve performance at the light and heavy ends of its wind range : kite end adjustments. There are two valves on the leading edge, one of which serves as a rapid deflation valve. The kite has 5 inflatable battens, the leading edge tube extends to form the wing tip battens. Control bar The control bar is colour coded to avoid making a mistake when recovering in the water or following a no- hands jump. The de-power system adjusts by means of a strap with a stop-loop, you have to push it away from you to release the front lines. The small harness loop to the front lines has a quick release (trim loop quick release), you push away from you to release, there's no locking strap to impede your harness loop. The elasticised kite leash is connected along one of the front to your harness. Design remit The X2 surprised everyone with its build quality and its amazing flying characteristics! Naish have bettered that this year with the X3! Benefiting from the very latest technical developments, the X3 is the ultimate flying machine in terms of performance! Actioning the safety system The small harness loop releases if you push towards the bar (upwards), the leash retains the kite and it becomes a harmless flapping cloth. Nothing to add to the previous year's system. Re-launch It's a medium sized and wind kite, there aren't usually any problems re-launching given those criteria. Power Great depth of power. In lighter winds you can use its air speed to keep you planing although jumping's another matter once you get down to this size. Stability Nothing to say, it's got it in spades. In fact it's quite difficult to pull out of the sky, and it's stable also in the sense that it doesn't really deform (good rigidity). Flying - General handling It's pretty fast but a good deal calmer when you connect the rear lines further towards the inner attachment points. Very comfortable fly, no surprises, its rigidity makes it very reassuring. We also tested with 20 metre flying lines on which makes it more lively but more sustainable. It's a comfortable fly, not too fast if you connect the front lines towards the front-most connections. Lift In the appropriate wind range (powered-up / over-powered) it's got excellent lift for an 8.0. Range Very good wind range. A really good progression from the previous year. Riders of about 50 - 60kg and good skill level could see themselves holding this right up to 30 knots. Bigger riders up to 40 (top skill level only though!). Good de- power not least because it moves quickly to the edge of the window where it pulls a lot less. Conclusion It's a high performance 8.0 but is cool to fly. Lifts like nobody's business in its wind range, is stiff and controllable, doesn't kick or give nasty surprises and has a great wind range... On the negative side, perhaps you could fault the air speed you're going to have to adjust to, and of course, depending on your settings it's no butterfly... Pluses Great lift and carry for such a small kite, stability and range. Flysurf.com recommendation: Attach your rear lines towards the inside at first for less forward speed, afterwards go with whatever suits your style but bear in mind that it is an 8.0. Send it big for your first jumps! Recommended skill level Experienced to expert How does it meet the design remit A real high performer, oh yes! The testers' verdicts in a sentence Caro, 34 years old, 60kg I found the lift incredible but still gentle for its size. Flies really well. I preferred the 'slow' setting for strong wind. Marc, 29, 75kg Nothing but goodness ! Its speed, stiffness and range (up to 45 knots no problemo!) Alex, 24, 78kg I'm not a big fan of kites less than 9.0 m2 and as for riding in 40 knots plus, that seems mostly about survival to me. But hey, I found it a really good fly. It's brilliantly finished, it flies comfortably and it would suit a light weight rider in big beefy conditions! Sandrine, 36, 52kg Very forgiving and tune-able with those adjustments for more or less power. It's a good fly and very reassuring, no calamities if the wind really picks up. By : Team Flysurf
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