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2014/15 Ride – All-around Freeride

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Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

Key Features:

  • Lightweight, two-strut design
  • “Sheet-in and go” feel & easy jumping
  • Superior low-end performance
  • Increased leading edge curvature in wing tip area
  • Incredible wing stability while resting on the water
  • Effortless water relaunch

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Overview

The Ride is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity.

The incredibly lightweight, two-strut design provides superior low-end performance due to its fuller center section, creating a drifting effect while maintaining smooth power delivery throughout turning. It also has a slightly flatter arc compared to other kites, which gives it more punch when sheeting-in and provides easy jumping along with that nice “sheet-in and go” feel.

The Ride has a new wing tip shape with increased leading edge curvature, which reduces the surface area allowing the kite to rotate with less drag on the water, resulting in an even easier water relaunch.

In addition, the Ride also features faster inflation and smaller packing for easy transport due to its fewer amount of struts, so it can travel anywhere and be the first kite to get out on the water.

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Tech Features

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NEW Increased Leading Edge Curvature in Wing Tip Area = Effortless water relaunch & less drag

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Two-strut Design = Lightweight + amazing low-end power

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Mini-battens = Profile stability at low angle of attack

Naish Ride Center of Effort

Center of Effort/Tow Point Alignment = Stability at different angles of attack for consistent forward drive and lift

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Super Lightweight, Anodized Alloy Pulley = Reduces weight + increases durability

Technology

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Power Foil Canopy

The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.

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Swept Compact C

The swept compact C-shape blends the pop and lift of a C-kite with the power, control and turning of a swept leading edge kite. In addition, it provides ideal relaunch capabilities.

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Evolutive Profile

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.

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Radial Segmented Arc

The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.

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Low Drag Wing Tip

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.

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Octopus Inflation System

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.

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NEW Lightweight Solid Frame Construction

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.

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Radial Load Distribution

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.

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Anti-stiction Window

The wing tip features a flow-through window, which reduces static friction and allows for easy relaunch by letting water drain instantly.