Naish Pivot
Sizes Available: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14m
Sizes Tested: 9, 12m

Naish Says:

The Pivot emerges in the lineup as a smooth, all-around freeride/wave kite for a wide range of riders and styles. Its overall structure and ability to pivot on a small axis of rotation provides quick and easy turning, intuitive steering and predictable power development. It features a medium aspect ratio for substantial low-end power, a “sheet-in and go” feel, easy jumping and great upwind performance.

Aside from being a fantastic freeride kite, the Pivot’s characteristics also make it a great wave kite. Its lightweight design delivers smooth power, controlled turns and superior drifting in a variety of wind and wave conditions. The ABS bridle also helps decrease the amount of pull on the harness for forgiving strapless riding.

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Our Testers Say:

“Great all rounder with big boost, smooth sheeting action, predictable turns and lofty jumps; so easy to fly, bar has very long throw,” Davey Beard.

“Kite flew well in gusty conditions with good relaunch after dropping it in waves, good pop on jumps,” Pat O’Connor.

“Stable yet boosty kite that turns remarkably fast with a large wind range,” Dray Murray.

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TKB Says:

The Pivot is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that earned high marks for its fast turning and easy boosting. The Pivot inflates quickly with a new large diameter Boston valve that requires the standard large nozzle attachment. The struts inflate via one way internal distribution strut valves which have 9mm valves on each strut for its two-step “Octopus” deflation system. The Pivot features a single setting front bridle with pulleys and three steering settings on the wingtip. Testers gave the Pivot high praise for its light to medium bar pressure, smooth/progressive sheeting and power delivery, impressive upwind ability and quick turning speed. Testers also gave the Pivot big points for its easy big boosting capabilities and impressive hangtime and recommend it for all level riders, but in particular, testers recommend the Pivot for intermediate to advanced kiters looking for a responsive kite for freeride, big air freestyle and the waves.

The Pivot comes with the redesigned Fusion Control Bar with dual adjustable length bar ends (45, 51cm and available in 20 or 24m lines) and features a single center-line safety depower, spectra sheeting/throw line, push away quick release with integrated below the bar tuning with a molded plastic loop and finger lock and above the bar swivel. The throw is adjustable by moving a fixed stopper with a fin key and the integrated foam bar ends feature a nifty retractable bungee and the ability to tune the outside lines. Testers commented on the bar’s overall light weight, comfortable plush density, raised and textured ergonomic grip.

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