Naish Ride III Kitesurfing Kite 2015
The Ride is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity. 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.
Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
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.
- 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
NEW Increased Leading Edge Curvature in Wing Tip Area
Effortless water relaunch + less drag
Lightweight + amazing low-end power
Profile stability at low angle of attack
Super Lightweight, Anodized Alloy Pulley
Reduces weight + increases durability
The wing tip features a flow-through window, which reduces static friction and allows for easy relaunch by letting water drain instantly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radial Segmented Arc
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to a ccurately form the kite’s arc.
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.
Power Foil Canopy
The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
EASY ACCESS ZIPPER PLACEMENT
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
INFLATION PRESSURE GAUGE
All Naish pumps include a built-in inflation pressure gauge. This provides optimum bladder pressure to maximize the kite’s performance.
VERTICAL SEAM STRUTS
A reduction in the number of pieces used in the struts means more precision in defining the canopy profile. The seams are also reinforced with an extra layer of webbing, and double zigzag stitches to avoid breakage.
ONE-WAY INFLATION VALVES
All LE inflation valves incorporate a ball system to eliminate air escape when removing the pump nozzle.
REINFORCED STRUT ZIPPERS
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
DEFLATE VALVE DOUBLE VELCRO CLOSURE
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
2-PIECE LEADING EDGE
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.
Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite.
MOLDED TE REINFORCEMENT
Optimal trailing edge protection with a molded reinforcement at the end of each strut.