Sizes Available: 134 x41cm, 138 x 41.5cm, 142 x 42cm
Sizes Tested: 138 x 41.5cm
The Motion is for riders looking for unrivaled versatility in one “do-it-all” design. This board offers everything from freeride and freestyle performance to twin tip wave riding functionality.
Its surface area, full rocker, new beveled razor channel rails and responsive flex provide balanced power, superior edging, soft landings and a smooth ride in chop. The added fin beam in the tip section adds rigidity to the fin mounting area, thus increasing the edging ability of the board. Its solid pop and directional stability help riders of all abilities take their riding to the next level.
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Our Testers Say:
“Light, nimble, tracks well with comfortable bindings. Fun to ride, seems to do it all with a get on it and have a blast type feel.” // Tom Turley
“Light, load and pops well, fairly skatey but great board for any freestyler regardless of their level.” // Tiberiu Anghel
“Really smooth through the chop and smooth in the turns. Good fin size made for fun carving. Really tall footbed setup made for a nice comfortable but snug feel on my foot.” // Kurt Althen
The Naish Motion is one of the boards that got exceptionally solid reviews from our entire test crew. The Motion features three stance width options and a ton of options for adjusting the duck built into the pad. The Motion has a fairly lively flex pattern which makes for an easy load and pop and forgiving landings. Testers gave the board praise for feeling both fast and going upwind exceptionally well while also handling chop in a very forgiving manner. The flex pattern might seem a bit soft for the unhooked freestyle purist but for the average rider this board comes alive, is forgiving and delivers a ton of user-friendly performance. The Motion strikes a nice balance between a loose skatey feel and a locked in grippy upwind tracking machine and testers liked how the Motion turned and carved for railing around in the small surf and chop. Overall, the Motion has a nice light feel along with lively but highly user-friendly performance that resonated with our testers.The Motion came with Naish’s Apex pad and strap system. The footbeds feature a very grippy rubber texture that keep your feet solidly in place. The heel cup on these bindings is substantial so your foot feels really locked into the binding at all times. The pad setup comes with different density inserts to modulate the feel of the footbed, and we opted for the soft setting. The quad adjustment footstraps had tons of adjustability, were all encompassing and incredibly comfortable.
Want more gear reviews all in one place? Read detailed and objective reviews on the 30 kite models and 33 board models that Tkb and freeride testers reviewed for the 2018 Freeride Gear Review Guide.