This year, for the first time ever, we are seeing production kites with zero struts. Their designers claim they are lighter, more compact when packed, and feature better low end performance than kites with struts.
Naish has made a lot of changes for 2012 including all new shapes and construction for the twin tip line, a new line of strapless only surfboards, and refinements to the kites and existing directional boards. Designers Ian Ponting and Damien Girardin filled us in on what Naish has in store for the 2012 model year.
Naish is pleased to announce this year's Win a Kite Contest. The 2012 Naish Park is getting amazing reviews all over the world already. Now this contest, running from September 1st to October 1st, 2011, will give one lucky winner a new 2012 Park shipped right to their doorstep. Good luck!
Chuck Patterson, one of kiteboarding's first pro riders and all around waterman, is back in kiteboarding -- kind of! Chuck recently joined the Naish SUP team and has been in Maui kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUPing on their new 2012 gear.
My laptop is still full of the video footage from Brazil. Little by little some clips are coming together and this time I’ve decided to share this little clip with some great riders that i had chance to shoot there.
Well, the 2010 AWSI wrapped up yesterday here in Hood River, and although the wind never showed up, we were able to catch a glimpse at almost all of the newly available and upcoming 2011 kiteboarding gear.
*13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing: 15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van
*From the Beginning: An interview with Wainman Hawaii's Franz Olry
*Instructional: Nuclear Grab, Unhooking in Waves, Hitting a Slider