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, Boxer, Triad, Dash and Kite 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.

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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