The Ride is a great kite 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 reduced surface area of the wing tip allows the kite to rotate with minimal drag on the water—resulting in a very easy water relaunch.
In addition, fewer struts allow the Ride to inflate faster and pack smaller, so it can travel practically anywhere and be the first kite to get out on the water.
New for this year are re-oriented struts and seams—allowing for better airflow throughout the kite and improved efficiency.
Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
- NEW High-flow valve
- NEW Canopy stabilizer
- Lightweight, two-strut design
- “Sheet-in-and-go” feel & easy jumping
- Superior low-end performance
- Incredible wing stability while resting on the water
- Effortless water relaunch
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.
Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear.
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.
HIGH FLOW VALVE
One way valve for reduced frictional force, easy inflation and immediate deflation.