2018 Naish Pivot Kiteboarding Kite
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What Naish has to say about the 2018 Pivot
Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are just a few characteristics that make the Pivot one of the most sought-after kites on the market. Adapting to a wide variety of wind and wave conditions, this kite features a medium aspect ratio for substantial low-end power, easy jumping and great upwind performance. Dynamic and responsive, it pivots quickly and easily on a small axis of rotation—with minimal power increase through turns—for super-smooth carving through waves and enhanced control going into and out of kiteloops. The Pivot continues its subtle evolution with an adapted profile, making it more balanced, reliable and predictable. Incorporating the Shark Teeth feature on the trailing edge, gives the Pivot an even more aerodynamic profile. This makes the Pivot lighter while keeping it forgiving, with outstanding low end power and direct bar feel.Easy-handling, well-rounded and incredibly versatile, it’s clear to see how the Pivot has become the all-around choice
- Precision turns on a small axis with minimal power increase in a turn
- "Sheet-in-and-go" feel and easy jumping
- ABS Bridle equals consistent forward drive, maximum depower, and no back-stalling
- Quick water relaunch
- Natural drifting effect
- Constant leading edge taper
- High-flow valve
- Shark Teeth trailing edge buffers and disperses canopy flutter to reduce wear and enhance durability
- Quad-Tex 4x reinforced ripsotp is the strongest, stiffest canopy material on the market
The arc generates maximum projected area for power and lift while the swept design provides precision turning, control and ideal relaunch capabilities.
Lightweight Solid Frame Construction
Every strut is attached to an optimized, lightweight frame consisting of heavy-duty dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.
The profile’s depth and shape evolves along the airfoil, helping create a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling. The center sections generate power thanks to a deeper profile, while the flatter profile in the tips minimizes drag and allows faster turning.
Low Drag Wing Tip
This wing tip geometry decreases the overall surface area of the non-lifting portion, greatly reducing drag. The more efficient the lift/drag ratio becomes, the faster the wing tip can move through the air. This allows the kite to be both quicker and more responsive through turns.
Octopus Inflation System
This proven, quick, and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. Naish’s exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure within the struts does not change during turns.
Radial Load Distribution
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load and spread it higher into the canopy. This design helps prevent fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
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