2014/15 Naish Draft High Performance Freeride Big Air Race Kitesurfing Kite



2014/15 Naish Draft High Performance Freeride/Big Air/Race Kitesurfing Kite

Product DescriptIon:

The Draft is a high performance freeride kite that generates powerful lift for boosting big airs and long gliding jumps.

It features a state-of-the-art airfoil design that eXcels at hooked-in riding, upwind performance, and competitive speed. The Draft’s new reduced leading edge taper adds rigidity to the wing tip, moving the Axis of rotatIon closer to the center of the kite, resulting in sharper turning and a more precise bar feel.

It has five struts on the 7, 9, 10.5, and 12 sizes for optimum performance and added control in strong winds & three struts on the 14 and 17 sizes for light wind performance, smooth power delivery, and faster turning.

Sizes: 7, 9, 10.5, 12, 14, 17

Features

  • NEW Reduced leading edge taper
  • Static bridle platform
  • Natural drifting effect
  • Powerful lift for boosting big airs and long gliding jumps
  • Reduced diameter struts by 20%
  • EXcels at upwind performance, hooked-in riding and competitive speed
  • NEW Reduced Leading Edge Taper - Increased rigidity in wing tip for sharper turning
  • Three Struts on the 14 & 17 - Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
  • Five Struts on the 7, 9, 10.5, 12 - Control for windward performance in higher winds
  • Static Bridle Platform - Eliminates the pulley and keeps the kite stable and driving forward
  • Reduced Diameter Struts - Improves low-end power & handling + reduces weight
  • Locked-in Center of Effort/Tow Point Alignment - Stability at different angles of attack to minimize turbulence, enabling consistent forward drive and lift

Technology

  • 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.
  • NEW 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Radial Segmented Arc - The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to a ccurately form the kite’s arc.
  • 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.
  • Power Foil Canopy - The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
  • Swept Open C - The swept open C-shape maximizes the lift of the C-kite airframe. Its open arc delivers more power on demand than other kites of the same size and provides unmatched upwind performance. The swept profile balances the kite for better turning.

Kite ConstructIon

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CANOPY STABILIZER - Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear.
  • ARAMID PATCHES - Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.
  • MOLDED BUMPERS - 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.

    Draft Characteristics



    Related Items