Aloha – BIG NEWS going on at the Naish HQ’s! We just got the news that they’ve released the NEW Torque 2 control system, kites, twintips, surfboards, foilboards and we’ve got the details, pics and links, right here!

Torque 2 Control System

Naish has reimagined how riders connect to their kite. The all-new SnapLock quick-release puts safety and efficiency as the top priorities while adding click-in simplicity and modularity with different loop sizes. In addition, the Torque 2 bar takes the proven design of the original version and refines it with new grips and floaters, new PU-coated trim lines which feel smoother on your hands and reduce wear, a new slimmer one-piece trim cleat, and a new stopper ball to limit release throw.

Get all the info right here!

The Kites

Meet our new additions to our kite lineup – the Boxer, Triad, and Dash. The Boxer is the lightest, most responsive kite in our lineup and made to excel in light wind, waves, and on the foil. The Triad is our all-around freeride machine offering smooth and predictable jumps and forgiving steering. The Dash is for fast, aggressive riders and anyone who loves to push the limits. The Boxer, Dash, and Triad join the Torch, Pivot, and Slash for a complete kite lineup where every rider can find their perfect match.

The Boxer – All-around Freeride/Foiling

Sometimes less is more. Weight matters, and the Boxer is the lightest, most responsive kite in our lineup. Made to excel in light wind, waves, and foiling, the Boxer offers easy transitions and relaunch capabilities. Its unique luff strut design allows the kite to feather so you can hold it further back in the window and ride it there, which eliminates the problem of your kite overflying you in gusty winds. In addition, the single strut’s rotational inertia creates even better handling for underpowered riding. So if you’re looking to maximise your light wind kiting or get into foiling, the Boxer is the best option on the market.

Features

  • The Best One-Strut kite on the market
  • Great low-end power and tons of depower in a short throw
  • Floats in light wind
  • Perfect for foiling, freeride, and waves
  • Biggest size range 2.8-16

For more information on Naish’s Boxer, please click here.

The Triad – All-around Freeride

The Triad is an all-around freeride machine. This kite handles power extremely well and is a reliable kite for smooth, predictable jumps and forgiving steering. Its ease of control inspires confidence and makes it a great jumping kite giving even the Pivot a run for its money in most conditions. This three-strut kite has a centre luff strut similar to the Boxer and provides a linear and forgiving powerband

with great sheet-in-and-go power. For anyone searching for a kite that does everything, the Triad is a great choice for you.

Features

  • Intuitive and stable with true sheet-in-and-go power
  • Forgiving steering, so the kite does not overreact
  • Super easy jumps
  • Consistent & predictable power
  • Effortless water relaunch

For more information on Naish’s Triad, please click here.

The Dash – Freestyle/Big Air

The kite will make your skills stand out from the rest. The Dash is for fast, aggressive riders and anyone who loves to push the limits. We’ve engineered this kite to be versatile for kite loops and unhooked moves, with lots of room to showcase your personal style. The Dash will stand out to riders with a need for speed and delivers powerful jumping and ultra-fast turning capabilities. In addition, we’ve adapted this year’s Dash with reduced panel count and seams to make for a lighter yet extremely durable kite.

Features

  • Fast and engaging kite for advanced kiters
  • Great for kiteloops and unhooked riding
  • Direct bar feel achieved through a pulley less bridle system
  • Great top end because the kite flies forward in the window

For more information on Naish’s Dash, please click here.

The Pivot

The Pivot is an incredible all-around kite with great performance no matter the conditions. If you want a kite that does everything anywhere or anytime, the Pivot is the kite for you. This kite is famous for its incredible jumping ability, wave riding performance, responsiveness, and tight, pivoting turns. The Pivot has a wide wind range and predictable power generation for easy riding and consistent boosts. The 12 m and 14 m have been redesigned for dramatically improved overall performance. Without sacrificing durability or flying characteristics, the construction, trailing edge, overall reinforcements, and canopy of all sizes have been redesigned for an even lighter and more responsive kite. If you’re not sure whether you want to ride a twin tip, surfboard, or take out your foilboard, the Pivot is one kite that does it all and excels in everything. Two-time King of the Air Champion and 2021 Big Air Kite League winner, the Pivot continues to lead the charge.

Features

  • Massive boosts
  • Consistent power delivery
  • Versatile performance: Big Air, freeride, and surf
  • Incredible wind range
  • “Sheet-In-And-Go” feel
  • Quick relaunch

For more information on Naish’s Pivot, please click here.

The Slash

The Slash is Naish’s dedicated wave kite that offers unmatched drift, linear power delivery, and a wide wind range. The Slash provides a predictable, forgiving and stable flight, whether you’re riding in perfect side shore surf or gusty, stormy conditions. Establishing itself as Naish’s premier wave kite, the Slash provides incredible down-the-line drift. Made to take a beating, you can focus on pushing your limits without having to worry about your gear. With the Slash, you can forget about the kite and focus on your riding.

Features

  • Easy park-and-ride surfing
  • Powerful low-end
  • Incredible wind range
  • Light bar pressure
  • Quick water relaunch
  • Reduced panel count and seams for a lighter and stronger kite

For more information on Naish’s Slash, please click here.

The Torch

The veteran kite in the Naish line, the Torch has continually kept freestyle and big-air specialists stoked for more than a decade. The only kite that has won King of the Air, Freestyle World Championships, and the Kite Park League World Title, the Torch remains tried and true in quality and performance. The Torch delivers smooth power and precise handling for predictable flying. Ideal for freestyle, the Torch creates slack after loading, making handle passes a breeze. Open up a new world in the park with the Torch’s top-notch stability and drift. For those ready to take kiting to the next level – grab a Torch.

Features

  • Superior unhooked control
  • Incredible Top-End Wind Range
  • Moderate-to-Heavy Bar Pressure
  • Quick Water Relaunch Using the 5th Line
  • Solid Power Through Turns
  • Stable and Drifty

For more information on Naish’s Torch, please click here.

Twintips

The Monarch

The ultimate deck under your feet to hold down power and ride with speed, the Monarch is back with an all-new construction benefiting the rider with reduced weight and optimized flex. The bottom shaping of the Monarch is designed to channel water in a way that produces maximum hold to the water when loading up for explosive tricks, driving the board upwind to create more line tension than ever before. This year we have fine-tuned the reinforcements needed to make the Monarch bombproof in heavy conditions while keeping the feel lively and manoeuvrable. This board caters to people looking to push their limits in the big air or freestyle disciplines, providing unmatched confidence when on edge.

Features

  • New – Construction = Reduced weight + optimized flex
  • 5.0 cm IXEF Fins = Better grip + upwind performance
  • Centered Inserts = Ability to ride both rails increases longevity
  • Freestyle Rocker = Powerful + fast riding + aggressive pop + lively feel
  • Low Flex = Powerful + responsive handling
    Power Corners = Enhanced durability + maximum power + easy transport + improved release

For more information on Naish’s Monarch, please click here.

The Traverse

The Traverse returns after a successful first season on the market as an all-new shape in the Naish range. The Traverse went through an extensive design process to deliver the consumer a fresh new feel to twin tip riding. With a long, grippy rail, the board locks into carves with a surf-like feel, producing long drawn-out lines in the water, no matter the conditions. With input from Ewan Jaspan, the mission for the Traverse was to create the ultimate all-around board for all conditions. With a focus on true freeriding, being able to do whatever you want in a session with comfort and a super playful feel was a must. The Traverse has become a board that is love at first ride with many kiters but should be ridden 5-10cm longer than your standard twin-tip shape. The Traverse is a must-try for any kiteboarder looking for the most fun all-around board money can buy.

Features

  • Longer and Narrower Board = Easy + smooth ride
  • Continuous Rocker = Chop-eating + forgiving with aggressive pop + soft landings
  • Medium Flex = Dynamic, all-around handling
  • Centred Inserts = Ability to ride both rails increases longevity

For more information on Naish’s Traverse, please click here.

Traverse Ewan Jaspan Pro

The Traverse Ewan Jaspan Pro board is unlike any other ‘Pro Board’ on the market, with Ewan’s all-around style of kiteboarding at the center of the design process. The Traverse is made to carve like a dream, ride smoothly through chop, and glide on landing. This board’s longer outline and is super playful in all aspects of the sport. Its longer narrower outline is meant to be ridden approximately 5-10cm longer than a stahttps://youtu.be/cWz0cyk9aKcndard twin tip shape. With the specifically designed 2.8cm G10 EJ fins, which, like the board are longer and designed for hold when you want it, but have the ability to break free when needed. The board offers a unique blend of a comfortable and easy-to-ride shape, with a high-performance construction that will hold up to all you can throw its way making it ideal for top-level riding or everyday cruising. It also has a sintered base and centered inserts to ensure you get maximum durability. If you’re looking for a board that has top-level performance, mixed with maximum comfort and durability, try out the new Traverse EJ Pro.

Features

  • Longer and narrower board = Easy + smooth ride
  • Continuous rocker = Chop-eating + forgiving with aggressive pop + soft landings
  • Medium Flex = Dynamic, all-around handling
  • Centred Inserts = Ability to ride both rails increases longevity
  • Rounded Ends = Smooth ride and turning + easy transport + improved release

For more information on Naish’s Traverse Ewan Jaspan pro, please click here.

The Drive

The Drive is based on the proven Motion shape in a super high-performance construction. A full 3K lightweight carbon layup gives the board incomparable reflex characteristics which puts you completely in control of your board, no matter what you throw at it. These attributes are making the drive an increasingly popular option for our team in the big air discipline. The weight makes board-offs a breeze, while the construction lends itself to timing your take-off to perfection, connecting perfectly with a wave and sending you to the moon. If big air isn’t your thing don’t worry, the Drive is also the perfect ride to cruise around on, with a comfortable medium rocker, gradually tapered rails for excellent grip, and a light, responsive feel underfoot. If you want to be the owner to one of the lightest boards on the beach, while having instant access to high-performance freeriding, get on the Drive and feel the difference.

Features

  • Deck Shape Design = Optimized flex + performance
  • Rounded Ends = Smooth ride
  • Rounded Corners = Enhanced durability + maximum power + easy transport + improved release
  • 5.0 cm IXEF Fins = Better grip + upwind performance
  • Centred inserts so the board can be ridden on both rails to increases longevity
  • Freeride Rocker = Chop-eating + forgiving rocker + back foot directional stability

For more information on Naish’s Drive, please click here.

The Motion

The Motion is our top selling freeride board and for good reason. It is a perfect balance of ease of use and freeride performance, ridden by new kiteboarders and top athletes alike. The advanced top and bottom shaping provide the Motion with a consistent flex throughout the board, and the all-new Flex Tip design gains extra control through carves and powerful edging. The single concave through the entire length of the board lends itself to great grip and hold, but also creates speed at the same time, meaning the comfortable rocker line does not affect the low-end performance at all. The Paulownia wood core and high-grade laminates make the Motion incredibly light, even though it can be ridden hard like a board twice its weight. The Motion really is the perfect do it all; lightweight board which will help you progress no matter who you are.

Features

  • New – Tip Cutouts = Optimised flex in the tips of the board
  • Deck Shape Design = Optimized flex + performance
  • Rounded Ends = Smooth ride
  • Rounded Corners = Enhanced durability + maximum power + easy transport + improved release
  • 5.0 cm IXEF Fins = Better grip + upwind performance
  • Centred inserts so the board can be ridden on both rails to increases longevity
  • Freeride Rocker = Chop-eating + forgiving rocker + back foot directional stability

For more information on Naish’s Motion, please click here.

The Switch

Who says a board needs symmetry to perform? We ride differently on our toes and heels, we have different preferences, and we are all different people, so we designed a board that has more options. Depending on how you want to view it, the Switch blends two sized boards into one, or a board that gives you greater control based on your edging techniques. The board is designed off our popular Motion platform, meaning there is no sacrifice on performance. The Switch can be a perfect board to share with someone as you have two different length rails to choose from. You also have the ability to change your rail depending on the conditions, stronger choppier conditions, you may tend to want to use the shorter rail or flat steady lighter conditions you can use the longer side. The benefits are endless with the Switch, making your quiver larger without adding more equipment.

Features

  • Two different rail lengths in one board
  • Deck Shape Design = Optimized flex + performance
  • Rounded Corners = Enhanced durability + maximum power + easy transport + improved release
  • 5.0 cm IXEF Fins = Better grip + upwind performance
  • Centred inserts so the board can be ridden on both rails
  • Freeride Rocker = Smooth ride

For more information on Naish’s Switch, please click here.

The Hero

The board to take you from Zero to Hero. The Hero continues to push performance boundaries for a beginner-friendly board, featuring a wider shape to help with low wind glide and provides a stable platform to learn and progress on. Its flex pattern and rocker gives the rider a smooth ride through chop and easy landings. Don’t be fooled by the Hero’s beginner-friendly characteristics, it is these traits that make it the perfect board to learn tricks on and get out in a wide range of conditions. The full-length single concave provides speed and hold, while its medium freeride rocker gives you progressive edging and release. The Hero has morphed itself into a user-friendly board loved by riders of all levels, not to be underestimated in the freeride realm.

Features

  • Rounded Corners = Enhanced durability + easy transport + improved release
  • 5.0 cm IXEF fins = Grip + upwind performance
  • Centred Inserts = Ability to ride both rails to increase longevity
  • High Flex = Smooth, comfortable + forgiving ride
  • Torsion laminate + precision flex at key areas for superior control
  • Freeride Rocker = Chop-eating + back foot directional stability
  • Tapered Rails = Lightweight tips + better grip

For more information on Naish’s Hero, please click here.

The Alana

With input from the team and extensive testing with all of our female Naish rippers, the latest Alana has been created with a woman’s needs at the forefront of the design. Everything from the flex pattern, dimensions, graphics, and outline has been meticulously planned out and adjusted to perform under the feet of lighter riders. The width has been narrowed to allow for riders with smaller feet to gain increased edge control and carving ability. The Alana has a technical bottom shape with heavily channelled tips for increased grip and drive. It also features a softer flex than most of our boards, coupled with a medium rocker, it delivers unmatched comfort and performance for female riders. The Alana is here for women who want a board that not only meets their needs but can keep up with their level of shred.

Features

  • Rounded Corners = Enhanced durability + maximum power + easy transport + improved release
  • 5.0 cm IXEF Fins = Better grip + upwind performance
  • Centred inserts so the board can be ridden on both rails to increases longevity
  • Freeride Rocker = Chop-eating + forgiving rocker + back foot directional stability
  • FTC 2.0 (Flex Torsion Control) = Optimized stiffness in both the axial + torsional axis + superior control

For more information on Naish’s Alana, please click here.

The Orbit

If you are looking to shred light wind conditions, go no further than the all-new Orbit. We’ve designed a board that doesn’t only prioritize light wind glide but also keeps performance at the top of the list. The inserts are offset towards the heelside rail as are the channels, with an asymmetric double concave bottom giving you strong edging in a board that is wide, flat, and efficient. The Orbit is not only a light wind machine but also perfect for new kiters looking for a stable platform to learn and progress with. So whether you’re looking for the ultimate light wind weapon or a perfect board for learning, the Orbit is here to maximize fun on the water.

Features

  • Rounded ends = Smooth ride + smooth turns
  • Medium flex = All-around handling
  • Light wind rocker = Early planing + upwind performance
  • Framework deck = Lightweight + rigidity
  • Flex torsion control = Optimised stiffness in both the axial + torsional axis + superior control

For more information on Naish’s Orbit, please click here.

Surfboards

Global + Global Carbon

The Global is Naish’s dedicated wave directional kiteboard that is designed to be ridden fast and hard. Narrower than our other surf designs, and with a narrow, rounded squash tail for this season, the Global can be ridden strapped or strapless and is at home on big waves or small. These thruster designs shine when ridden with lots of power from the kite or on larger waves.

For more information on Naish’s Global, please click here.

Features

  • Full 3D Double Density Deck Pad = Excellent comfort + cushioning + traction
  • Arch Traction = Increased grip & comfort
  • Refined Rail Flow = Increased response in bottom turns + easy edging
  • Thinned-out & Squared-off Rails in Tail = Superior control & grip when carving at speed
  • Deep Single Concave Bottom = Speed + drive
  • Thruster Fin Setup = Snappy + control + release off the top
  • Increased Tail Kick in Rocker = Tight & snappy turns off the lip

For more information on Naish’s Global Carbon, please click here.

The Skater

The Skater is playful and versatile. Its parallel rails and compact planform make it the perfect choice for riders moving from a twin tip to a directional board. Easy to ride upwind, with a very balanced between-the-feet power, the Skater has a cleaner outline with a narrower and thinner tail than previous models, carrying a slight false wing at the back foot. These design features make it easier to ride in strong winds, load the rail in choppy conditions and are super controllable when doing strapless airs.

Features

  • Full 3D Double Density Deck Pad = Excellent comfort + cushioning + traction
  • Arch Traction = Increased grip & comfort
  • Deep Single Concave Center = Soft landings + easy rail-to-rail transition
  • Lightweight Compact Shape = Ultimate control + balanced ride + convenient for travel
  • Double Bamboo Deck = Maximum durability + minimizes pressure dents
  • Parallel Outlines = Stability + perfect balance + smooth in chop
  • Thinned Rails in Tail = Superior grip
  • Thruster Fin Setup = Snappy + control + release off the top

For more information on Naish’s Skater, please click here.

The Go-To

The Go-To is an all-around strapped or strapless kite surfboard that performs well in just about any wind or wave conditions. Wider overall than the Global with a wider squash tail, the Go-To is fast and forgiving. With a narrower nose, this season’s Go-To performs well in lighter winds while trying strapless tricks in flatwater and is just as stellar when carving up smaller waves. These thruster designs are a good choice for heavier riders or anyone that wants a bit of extra float.

Features

  • Full 3D Double Density Deck Pad = Excellent comfort + cushioning + traction
  • Arch Traction = Increased grip and comfort
  • Tail Kick in Rocker = Tight & snappy turns off the lip
  • Thinned-out & Squared-off Rails in Tail = Superior control & grip when carving at speed
  • Deep Single Concave Bottom = Speed + drive
  • Thruster Fin Setup = Snappy + control + release off the top
  • Strategic Rail Flow = Increased response in bottom turns + easy edging

For more information on Naish’s Go-To, please click here.

Gecko + Gecko Carbon

The Gecko Carbon debuted last season as our dedicated strapless quad fin design. Focusing on flat and choppy water riding rather than surf, its blunt nose design, and fairly straight rail line gives it greater pop off the water, even in less than optimal wind conditions. For this season, the tail rocker and tail thickness have been reduced for a faster, even more, sure-footed ride.

For more information on Naish’s Gecko, please click here.

Features

  • Wide Nose and Tail = Control for strapless airs
  • Arch Traction = Increased grip and comfort
  • Parallel Rails & Quad Fin Setup = Excellent tracking
  • Vee Nose Bottom Shaping = Smooth riding in choppy conditions
  • Dedicated Strapless Design = No footstrap inserts

For more information on Naish’s Gecko Carbon, please click here.

Strapless Wonder + Strapless Wonder GS

Launched in 2020 as our dedicated strapless wave board, the Strapless Wonder carries a conventional surfboard outline and dimensions. It can be ridden in flat water or in waves and provides a very smooth and fluid riding experience. With its thruster fin design and wide rounded pintail shape, the Strapless Wonder is great for heavier riders, sloppy onshore conditions and small to medium surf where maintaining speed through turns is critical.

For more information on Naish’s Strapless Wonder, please click here.

Features

  • Dedicated Strapless Design = No footstrap inserts
  • Arch Traction = Increased grip and comfort
  • Rounded Pintail = Exceptional control
  • Single Concave Bottom = Speed + drive
  • Thruster Fin Setup = Snappy + control + release off the top
  • Strategic Rail Flow = Increased response in bottom turns + easy edging

For more information on Naish’s Strapless Wonder GS, please click here.

Kite Foilboards

The compact Hover Kiteboards take full advantage of a minimalist design. These boards deliver superior control in tight turns for a dynamic and responsive riding experience. Another new addition is the Hover Kite Crossover — whether kite foiling, kite surfing, wake foiling, or wake surfing, this board lets riders do it all with ease.

Hover Kite – Kite foiling

Compact with medium volume, the Hover Kite takes full advantage of a minimalist design. This board delivers superior control in tight turns for a dynamic and responsive riding experience. When riding strapless, another key advantage of its size is the ability to sink the board and position it on its edge for easier take-offs. Its precise CNC cut closed cell core is wrapped in lightweight Durafinish, heightening durability without weighing it down. In addition, the dual-track system allows riders to instantly adjust where the foil sits on the board for a more customized riding experience.

Features

  • Rounded Edges
  • Increased Nose Rocker

For more information on Naish’s Hover Kite, please click here.

Hover Kite Crossover – Multi-Sport Platform

If there is a will, there’s a wave, and those who have a Hover Kite Crossover can ride it. This board lets riders do it all with ease, whether kite foiling, kite surfing, wake foiling, or wake surfing. Designed initially with wake surfing and foiling in mind, the Hover Kite Crossover has the ideal outline, volume, and rocker for performance riding. Attach any foil to the Hover Kite Crossover and open up a whole new world of riding. Experienced foil surfers will appreciate its nimble handling. With the thruster setup, wide tail, and fast rocker, this board is easy, fun to ride in the surf has great pop for strapless tricks and keeps you in the pocket for wake surfing.

Features

  • Thruster Fin Setup
  • Fast Rocker Line
  • Vertical Wedge Tail Kick
  • Footstrap Insert Options

For more information on Naish’s Hover Kite Crossover, please click here.

To view all Naish’s products, please click here.

Thu 17th Jun, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

By Jen Tyler
Jen Tyler grew up in the chaos of Cairo, Egypt. It was on the beaches of the Red Sea where her love for the ocean, water sports and adventure grew.

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