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Naish Park (2013)

Kite Details

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Model
Year
2013
Sizes
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The Park’s three-strut design and Swept Compact C outline results in a very stable and responsive kite. The powerful profile and leading edge give the rider good low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for easy relaunch. The Swept Compact C platform remains very close to a real C-shape in order to provide the crispness and feel in the bar that you really need. Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides the rider with the power to boost, the handling to hit the lip with style and the ability to feel good in any condition.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.4
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
7.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
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Details
 Wave
 Freestyle
 Wakestyle
 Freeride
 Race
 Light Wind
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Naish Park (2013) 2012-12-08 20:42:38 Christian
Overall rating 
 
9.4
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
7.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by Christian    December 08, 2012

Review of a Naish Park, 2013 @ Kitebeach in Cape Town

Rider: 75 kg
Spot: Kitebeach-Table view, Cape Town - South Africa.
Conditions: 2-3m waves, wind in the beginning of the session 15 kts gradually increasing to 30 kts at the end of the session which we ended with a downwinder.

This kite could do it all!
It had a good low-end in the beginning with 15kts and a good high end at the end of the session with winds up to 30 kts, although I was quite overpowered at the end I could still handle it well.
This kite gave me massive airtime! Not just when I was overpowered. It's fast for kite-looping and wave-riding and you have enough de-power to 'Park' your kite while you are riding a big wave.

This is the 3d generation of Parks and it definitely kicks ass this year!
This is the best kite that I've ridden, or better said it's the only kite that I've ridden that can do it all, it's a true all rounder without giving in a bit on this or that.

The one thing don't like is the Universal Bar that normally comes with it. To me the trim at the chicken-loop just isn't practical. Fortunately you can order a Above The Bar Trim System (ATB Universal Bar) for the same price instead, giving you a more or less similar shift system as the Naish Torch.
Another down on the bar is that when you have your hands too close to the center of the bar, the power lines scratch against it. These should be made of plastic just like the Shift System Bar has on the Torch. But for that, they must redesign the complete trim system I guess...

Conclusion: if it weren't for the bar, this kite would get a fat 10 from me!
I don't know any kite that is more versatile than this one.
My buddies tried them too and we all bought a new set of kites.

I bought a bunch to sell in my new kiteshop based in Southern Spain in between Malaga and Tarifa.
If you are looking for one, check out this link: www.thekiterider.eu

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freestyle
  • Wakestyle
  • Freeride
  • Race
  • Light Wind
Sizes used
9m
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