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New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« on: August 17, 2022, 06:45:27 PM »
Iím loving mine..  ;D


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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2022, 06:46:28 PM »

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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 01:35:50 AM »
I'm sure that they work well, but there isn't anything on these boards that excites me, especially using HA foils. I'd probably prefer the longer and narrower Ultra shape but take a smaller volume. The easier to accelerate shape means you can take a slightly smaller board.

Also, I appreciate swing weight is an issue, but it's an issue that can partially be countered by using a smaller stab (what is swing weight if not unwanted stability/inertia, which is what a stab gives you in a different way)

I'm not convinced on the tail shape either, although don't really get a good look at it to be fair.

Small thing, but the two rows of front foot strap centerline inserts aren't my thing either. I want my front foot as close to the centre line as possible, so a proper V strap with a single row (which still allows a single front strap) would be my choice.

Don't mean to sound negative! As is say, I'm sure they work well for the target person.
I'm 5'10", 66kg riding:
Swift Foil Boards custom 4'10 x 19.5" 35L
Gong Lethal 4'6 65L
Axis ART 799, 899, 999,1099, US & CS Adv fuse, 85cm mast
Gong Fluid L-S, XXL-S on 85cm and 65cm mast
Takuma RS 5.1, 4.3, 3.5
[Duotone Slick 3m, 4m, 5m]

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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 11:15:54 AM »
I like everything about it except the price, and possibly the color. 

100 liters would be the perfect size for me.  8)
Naish S26 Hover 110L - Axis HPS 980/440 - BSC 1060/400 - Ozone Wasp 4m/5m, F-1 CWC 7m
Sunova Flow  8'10 X 31"  119L
Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 65yo

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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 09:13:01 PM »
I'm sure that they work well, but there isn't anything on these boards that excites me, especially using HA foils. I'd probably prefer the longer and narrower Ultra shape but take a smaller volume. The easier to accelerate shape means you can take a slightly smaller board.

Also, I appreciate swing weight is an issue, but it's an issue that can partially be countered by using a smaller stab (what is swing weight if not unwanted stability/inertia, which is what a stab gives you in a different way)

I'm not convinced on the tail shape either, although don't really get a good look at it to be fair.

Small thing, but the two rows of front foot strap centerline inserts aren't my thing either. I want my front foot as close to the centre line as possible, so a proper V strap with a single row (which still allows a single front strap) would be my choice.

Don't mean to sound negative! As is say, I'm sure they work well for the target person.

So your saying you don't like it eh?

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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 11:31:27 PM »
Naish Inflatable Wingboards are pretty good!....5'7" 130L



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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2022, 02:55:31 AM »
So your saying you don't like it eh?

I wouldn't use the word 'dislike', it just doesn't have any features that I'd look for. Take the 70 litre model, which is the smallest in the range but bigger than my 65 litre 'big' board. It's only a little wider approximately, but my 4'6 is already difficult enough to get my 999 going in marginal conditions in my local messy chop that so a 4'1 is going to be a total PITA (especially with that tail shape?) despite being a bit bigger. If it's gusting more than 15 knots then I'm happy on my 4'10 x 19.5 35 litre sinker which was designed for HA foils and accelerates like a bullet so gets the 899/799 up easily. You can try and argue swing weight with me on that board but I won't be able to hear you over the whooping and hollering. I don't mind falling off that board because getting started is not difficult (easy if windy), so I push my limits.

That just me though. I'd be interested to hear the alternative opinions, why people like it? For context, the only other board that I know of with those dimensions is the Gong Kube, their dedicated freestyle board. I'm not convinced of the shorter is
always better concept. Should we all be riding freestyle boards?

« Last Edit: August 20, 2022, 02:58:25 AM by Solent Foiler »
I'm 5'10", 66kg riding:
Swift Foil Boards custom 4'10 x 19.5" 35L
Gong Lethal 4'6 65L
Axis ART 799, 899, 999,1099, US & CS Adv fuse, 85cm mast
Gong Fluid L-S, XXL-S on 85cm and 65cm mast
Takuma RS 5.1, 4.3, 3.5
[Duotone Slick 3m, 4m, 5m]

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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2022, 09:15:29 AM »
I wouldn't use the word 'dislike', it just doesn't have any features that I'd look for.

That's Apples to Oranges...

If I was looking for the equivalent to your Lethal 4.6, the Naish Hover Wing Foil 60 in their ultra line would
be more suitable as you mentioned. At 4'10 and slightly narrower it would probably be a little better fit than the gong offering.

For the Naish fans this board should be a welcomed additions that was missing from their lineup.
At 185LB+, If I was building a Naish wingboard quiver I would have the Hover Wing Foil Compact LE 80 for my big board and the Hover Wing Foil 50 Ultra for high performance.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2022, 09:25:42 AM by burchas »
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Re: New Winging specific boards from Naish.
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2022, 08:09:08 AM »
I wouldn't use the word 'dislike', it just doesn't have any features that I'd look for.

That's Apples to Oranges...



Apples and oranges both make juice but I'm not looking for apple juice. Really as simple as that. :)

You have no idea how much I've debated with myself what I'd swap the Lethal for. The conclusion for me is that it's too good an all-rounder to replace it. I could get something a bit longer and narrower to help the low end but I don't want to sacrifice the windy performance which I want when it's too shallow for the sinker and for freestyle. Personally I can't see myself going much shorter than 4'6. As I've said above, if I want more responsiveness I'd stick on a smaller stab before going so short as to make take off (on HA foils) more awkward, but that's just me!

I'm 5'10", 66kg riding:
Swift Foil Boards custom 4'10 x 19.5" 35L
Gong Lethal 4'6 65L
Axis ART 799, 899, 999,1099, US & CS Adv fuse, 85cm mast
Gong Fluid L-S, XXL-S on 85cm and 65cm mast
Takuma RS 5.1, 4.3, 3.5
[Duotone Slick 3m, 4m, 5m]

 


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