Colors Available:

  • Blue/Green
  • Yellow/Grey

RIDE

All-around Freeride

Effortless and accessible, the Naish Ride is a fast favorite among riders of all levels. Ideal for those looking to progress their skills quickly, the open center section of this lightweight, two-strut design delivers superior low-end performance and maintains smooth power delivery through turns. Easy water relaunch provides added convenience while a slightly flattened arc generates more lift for easy jumping and “sheet-in-and-go” feel. A consistent performer with incredible control, its versatility will have both new and experienced kiters choosing the Ride as their “go-to” kite for a wide range of styles.

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

  • Quad Tex Ripstop Fabric - Most advanced Kite canopy on the market
  • Shark Teeth Trailing Edge
  • High-flow Valve
  • 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

 

Accessories

Features

Shark Teeth Trailing Edge

(Strategically placed triangular swath) works with Quad-Tex to reduce weight on the kite while minimizing and dispersing canopy flutter.

NEW Quad-Tex

Strongest kite canopy material on the market featuring 4x-reinforced ripstop

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Airmax Pump

(Sold Separately)

Making the experience of kite-inflation practically effortless, the all new Airmax Pump is the fastest and easiest on the market to date.

Ride Bag

Open top drawstring design = quick packing
Mesh drainage patch at bottom
External loops + adjustable straps = hold pump + extra gear

High Flow Valve

One-way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation

Increased Leading Edge Curvature in Wing Tip Area

Effortless water relaunch + less drag

Two-strut Design

Lightweight + amazing low-end power

Mini-battens

Profile stability at low angle of attack

Center of Effort/Tow Point Alignment

Stability at different angles of attack for consistent forward drive and lift

Super Lightweight, Anodized Alloy Pulley

Reduces weight + increases durability

Technology

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.

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.

Power Foil Canopy

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

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.

Radial Segmented Arc

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kite Construction

EASY ACCESS ZIPPER PLACEMENT

Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.

MOLDED BUMPERS

Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite.

ARAMID PATCHES

Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.

2-PIECE LEADING EDGE

This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.

DEFLATE VALVE DOUBLE VELCRO CLOSURE

The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.

REINFORCED STRUT ZIPPERS

A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.

ONE-WAY INFLATION VALVES

All LE inflation valves incorporate a ball system to eliminate air escape when removing the pump nozzle.

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.

HIGH FLOW VALVE

One-way valve for reduced frictional force, easy inflation and immediate deflation.

Ride Characteristics