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. Thanks to its ability to make precision turns on a small axis with minimum power increase in the turn, the Pivot is also the perfect tool for smooth kiteloops.
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.
Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Torsion transmission to entire LE and low drag on water for relaunch.
Consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back stalling
Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear
Increased rigidity in wing tip for sharper turning
Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
One way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
The arc generates maximum projected area for power and lift while the swept design provides precision turning, control and ideal relaunch capabilities.
The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
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.
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
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.
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.
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.
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.