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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Reduces weight while minimizing & dispersing canopy flutter
Secures bladders ends and prevents slippage
This high-tensile thread fortifies the leading edge along the seam, so you can confidently inflate to higher pressure for better flying characteristics.
Open top drawstring design = quick packing
Mesh drainage patch at bottom
External loops + adjustable straps = hold pump + extra gear
One-way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
Lightweight + amazing low-end power
Profile stability at low angle of attack
Stability at different angles of attack for consistent forward drive and lift
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.
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.
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
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.
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.
The wing tip features a flow-through window, which reduces static friction and allows for easy relaunch by letting water drain instantly.
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite.
Buffers and disperses canopy flutter to reduce wear and enhance durability
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
All LE inflation valves incorporate a ball system to eliminate air escape when removing the pump nozzle.
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.
Fiberglass reinforced plastic adds another level of protection and allows the leading edge to sustain very high pressure.