2018 Naish Global Kitesurf Board-5'8"

by Naish • SKU 849520020149
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REAL Review


The Naish Global is a high performance wave smashing machine. It is the best performance kite surfboard on the market.

5’8 is best for 170 lbs or less
5’10 is best for 180 lbs or more

Tech Specs:


-Double bamboo deck sheet on an EPS blank
-Single concave with no channels and rockered out tail
-Super thin rails
-Tri fin super strong Naish fin boxes used FCS Classic fins
-High quality honeycomb fins included
-Front and back extra grippy deck pads pre-installed
-Inserts for foot straps. Straps are included.

What we like:


The Global is a top of the line wave board for intermediate to advanced kitesurfer that want a board that will perform at its best in good waves. There is no bounce on the bottom turn and you can smash it off the top. When you set the rail the Global holds on and arcs all the way through any turn you make. If it is small and choppy or big and pumping, the Global feels complete at home.

The Global comes in 5’8 and 5’10 and it comes complete with a set of high performance glass fins, a nice quality front and back deck pad and a quality set of adjustable foot straps. The epoxy construction is made to take a beating and be ridden with straps. That being said, this is a surfboard and under heavy abuse it can break. We haven’t seen any break, but it is important to understand that surfboards can and do break if you land flat from big airs.

Robby Naish is lead designer on all of the kitesurf shapes, and he draws on a life time of board design and a quiver of shapers that he can lean on for direction. The Naish Global is a true kitesurf board. The rails are thin through the board and they have a 60/40 rail shape with the weight on the top of the board. This is a totally unique rail shape that Naish designed over time. This keeps the Global from bouncing in even the heaviest chop.

They did a blind taste test with their team to test the quad vs tri fin set up and the team unanimously voted for the tri fin Thruster set up. The found the tri fin had better drive off the bottom and better upwind performance.

Insider Info:


They reduced the number of sizes offered in the Global. The 5’8 works best for strapped kiting or strapless kiters 170 lbs or smaller. For kiters that want to ride less powered or are heavier go for the 5’10 Global.

Naish uses a proprietary fin box that fits FCS Classic double tab fins. When questioned why they use their fin boxes over Futures or FCS2, they said that the Naish fin boxes were much stronger and the fin boxes would not break out of the board if you hit bottom. Finding accessory FCS Classic fins is not that easy any more so you are kind of limited to the Naish fins if you don’t have big surf shop in your backyard. The stock Naish fins are really good glass/honeycomb construction so you want replacements unless you loose a fin.

Why you want the 2018 Naish Global


If you are serious about kitesurfing, you will not find a better performance kite surfboard than the Global. This board is better than any production or custom kiteboard that has been released to date.

Description


The Naish Global is a high performance wave smashing machine. It is the best performance kite surfboard on the market.

Naish's Description:
The Globals are designed for riders looking for total confidence and unmatched all-around performance for both strapped or strapless wave riding.

Responsive yet forgiving due to their thinned-out rails, flowing outline, unique bat-tail and progressive rocker—the Globals are equally at home ridden slow and snappy, or fast and powerful. Driving off the bottom and snapping or carving off the lip, while still holding speed down the line, has never been easier. The relatively narrow release in the tail yields great power, grip and stability while its thruster design delivers the right combination of speed, control and drive—regardless of wave size and wind conditions. Whether in flat water, big waves or small, the Global will have even the most novice rider ripping like a pro, session after session!

•Refined Rail Flow = Increased response in bottom turns + easy edging
•Increased Tail Kick in Rocker = Tight & snappy turns off the lip
•Thinned-out & Squared-off Rails in Tail = Superior control & grip when carving at speed
•Double Bamboo Sandwich Deck = Maximum durability + minimizes pressure dents
•Deep Single Concave Bottom = Speed + drive
•Surf Skin Bottom = Real surfboard feel on water + resilient + firm
•Full 3D Double Density Deck Pad = Excellent comfort + cushioning + traction
•CNC Shape = Absolute precision shaping
•Thruster Fin Setup = Snappy + control + release off the top
•Honeycomb Core Fins = Lightweight + high flex
•Lightweight Finish

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