The Kite Lowdown

Sometimes we love to get into the nitty gritty of what makes kites different, and these days the differences really are huge. There’s a massive number of excellent kites on the water, but advancements in design mean that the gaps between kites dedicated to surfing, freestyle, foiling or freeriding really can be quite big. So while you’re unlikely to go wrong with any of the kites in the Naish range, or any other range for that matter, perhaps you can give yourself a leg up by understanding which kite works best for your preferred style.Here’s Robby Naish and Damien Girardin with an in insight into those differences for the Naish range.

When looking for a new kite, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the choices on the shelf and hard to decide which will best suit your needs. When it seems that nearly every kite claims to have the performance characteristics that you’re looking for, how do you determine, “which is the best kite for me?”

So what makes the Naish Pivot, Slash and Dash different? Robby Naish and Damien Girardin break it down to the details with this in-depth explanation of each kite in the line. In this conversation-style informative video, you’ll discover the finer differences between each kite and the features that give them the character they’re so known for. Bar pressure, number of struts, aspect ratio. . . all are discussed in this candid conversation between one of the most legendary watermen of all time and the man who designed some of the most progressive kites in the history of the sport.

Whether you’re looking for your first kite, or ready to take your riding to the next level, there is a kite in the Naish line for you—it’s just a matter of deciding which one.

The Kite Lowdown with Robby Naish and Damien Girardin from Naish Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

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