2019 Naish Pivot Kiteboarding Kite
The Pivot is back for 2019 as Naish’s freeride and wave kite. Quite possibly the most well-versed kite in the Naish line up, this kite does it all. From waves to boosting, the Pivot delivers smooth and consistent power. The direct bar pressure, predictable power, large wind range and smooth power delivery makes this kite excellent for the beginner and the expert alike earning its spot as winner of the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air.
The kites quick axis of rotation as made it an excellent choice for a surf kite as well. The new Quad-tex material has allowed the removal of some heavy dacron panels, reducing the overall weight of the pivot. The new Shark Tooth trailing edge helps reduce trailing edge flutter as well as increase the strength of the trailing edge. The leading edge uses a new high tensile strength material that makes it more robust.
The new Naish Pivot also includes a bladder lock which helps ensure the bladders stay in place while inflating, deflating and packing up. With all these improvements the Pivot continues to be one of the most sought-after kites on the market.
What Naish has to say about the Pivot
Winner of 2018 Red Bull’s King of the Air, the Pivot is direct, versatile and efficient, maintaining its stand out performer status in the Naish kite line. Perfect for both novice and professional kiters alike, the Pivot provides plenty of sheet-in-and-go, predictable power, direct bar pressure, easy jumping and control in the air. The superior choice for versatile performance, the Pivot maintains a large wind range, proving dynamic and responsive in everything from waves to flat water.
It has earned an impressive reputation for its intuitive steering and tight, quick axis of rotation and the 2019 Pivot continues to push its capabilities even further. With the Quad-Tex material, we have managed to remove heavy dacron panels along the struts reducing weight while retaining canopy rigidity. The leading edge seam has also been “beefed-up” with a new thread that has tested off the charts in overall strength. The new Pivot also comes with Bladder Lock, which eliminates the risk of bladder movement in the leading edge and struts to ensure they stay in place when inflating, deflating, crashing or packing.
While the Pivot has received various tweaks and improvements that enhance the performance characteristics, it continues to stay true to its loyal following and remain as one of the most sought after kites worldwide.
- Quad-Tex Ripstop Fabric = stiffest, strongest canopy material on the market
- Shark Teeth Trailing Edge = Reduces weight while minimizing & dispersing canopy flutter
- Precision turns on a small axis with minimal power increase in a turn
- ABS Bridle = Consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back-stalling
- "Sheet-in-and-go" feel + easy jumping
- Quick water relaunch
- Natural drifting effect
- Constant leading edge taper
- High-flow valve
- Octopus Inflation System = Lightest, easiest single-point inflation system delivering uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge
- Solid Frame Panel Removal = Lighter weight
- Bladder Lock = Secures bladder ends & prevents slippage
- HT Plus = Strong, high-tensile thread fortifies the leading edge
Naish Control Bar Options
Featuring the most advanced quick release trim loop mechanism to date, this function-rich design offers extremely easy release and reload and a below-the-bar swivel for effortless untangling of lines. Whether freeride, freestyle or wave riding, the Torque BTB keeps you secure for a seamless riding experience.
The Torque ATB 55 is a 4-line control system with an above-the-bar Clamcleat trim that is easily adjustable in height. Ideal for a wide variety of freeride, freestyle and wave riding, this bar is equipped with the most advanced trim loop mechanism to date.
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