The 2020 Naish Pivot Kite is a high performance three strut freeride and wave kite with pivoty turning characteristics, user-friendly handling, ample low-end power, and massive high wind control.
THE FORCE TAKEAWAY
You will love this kite if you like to boost and kiteloop to the moon and/or slash waves from top to bottom. The Pivot is also a great kite for foiling with its huge ability to depower and its super-fast turning.
NAISH'S PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Who is it for?
Kiter’s seeking ultimate versatility & high performance characteristics.
What’s it do?
EVERYTHING! Tight “pivot-y” turns, super easy to jump, extremely forgiving, superior lowend & impressive highwind control.
Why is it unique?
The first dedicated freeride kite that became the kite of choice of Kevin Langeree that won him 2018 Red Bull King of the Air.
This year we have fine tuned the tension in the whole canopy by adding a seam that spreads the back line tension further towards the center of the kite for an even more powerful and balanced kite as well as the new OnePoint and SureLock Inflation System.
2 times winner of Red Bull King of the Air, the Pivot is direct, versatile and efficient, maintaining its standout performer status in the Naish kite line. Perfect for both novice and professional kiters alike, the Pivot provides plenty of sheet-in-and-go, predictable power, direct bar pressure, easy jumping and control in the air. The superior choice for versatile performance, the Pivot maintains a large wind range, proving dynamic and responsive in everything from waves to flat water.
It has earned an impressive reputation for its intuitive steering and tight, quick axis of rotation and this new generation continues to push its capabilities even further. With the Quad-Tex material, we have managed to remove heavy dacron panels along the struts—reducing weight while retaining canopy rigidity. The leading edge seam is made with our exclusive thread that has tested off the charts in overall strength. The Pivot also comes with our exclusive Bladder Lock, which eliminates the risk of bladder movement in the leading edge and struts to ensure they stay in place when inflating, deflating, crashing or packing.
While the Pivot has received various tweaks and improvements that enhance the performance characteristics, it continues to stay true to its loyal following and remain as one of the most sought after kites worldwide.
Quad-Tex Ripstop Fabric = Stiffest, strongest canopy material on the market
Shark Teeth Trailing Edge = Reduces weight while minimizing & dispersing canopy flutter
Bladder Lock = Secures bladders ends and prevents slippage
NEW SureLock Valve = Streamlined valve + pump hose locks to valve
NEW One Point Inflation System with 9 mm hoses = Super easy inflation and deflation of kite
HT Plus = This high-tensile thread fortifies the leading edge along the seam, so you can confidently inflate to higher pressure for better flying characteristics.
Constant leading edge taper = Perfect transfer of torque from the wing tip to the entire kite
ABS Bridle = Consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back-stalling
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.
Angled Wing Tip = Torsion transmission to entire LE and low drag on water for relaunch
Constant Leading Edge Taper = Perfect transfer of torque from the wing tip to the entire kite
Three-strut Design = Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
Precision turns on a small axis with minimal power increase in a turn
Super easy jumps
“Sheet-in-and-go” feel + easy jumping
Quick water relaunch