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Naish pivot

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Created by iggypop > 9 months ago, 3 Apr 2016
iggypop
VIC, 164 posts
3 Apr 2016 11:41AM
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Is the naish pivot as good as i hear it is
Thinking of going from swithblades to pivot
Do they have a lot of grunt ?
The reviews ive read sound like its everything

BrisKites
QLD, 1279 posts
3 Apr 2016 1:57PM
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Yes and yes.

psychojoe
VIC, 990 posts
3 Apr 2016 2:58PM
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I rode the Pivot
then I bought the Core XR
if I cared more about price I might have ended up with the Pivot

I hear the Cabrinha FX is similar, I just never got around to trying it

and I don't own a shop, so the only bias here is that I own a Core

ste
WA, 438 posts
3 Apr 2016 5:32PM
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Sick kites! Powerful for sure. The 7 boosts to the moon in the right wind

manlykiter
NSW, 63 posts
4 Apr 2016 9:42AM
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I have owned switchblades (2014/2015) but now own pivots (2016), main differences I have noticed are:

pivot much less power when looping, i would go as far to say if you enjoy a good yank from a kiteloop you will be disappointing by the pivot (nature of a wave kite)
Pivot much less bar pressure
Switchblade slightly more bottom end and slightly more top end
Pivot has a bit more float in jumps (surprisingly!) and similar height to switchblade - maybe a tick less?
Switchblade doesnt have good drift, pivot is pretty good (nature of a wave kite)
Relaunch on both kites is good


I prefer the cabrinha bar and lines (above the bar depower and below the bar swivel) vs naish bar issues with no swivel, and lines wearing out where the center lines split - YMMV

I prefer Cabrinhas inflate system and clamping my own struts to Naish's octopus system with their 1980's lilo valves - YMMV

Pivot is just a very good compromise for a freeride/wave kite, I like riding waves and boosting so its perfect for me.

Id try the FX as well, also a very nice kite depending on what you are looking for


WA Surf & Foil
WA, 245 posts
4 Apr 2016 11:13AM
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You should put the new Ozone Enduro on that list, all the guys that i have dealt with that have tested all of these kites with the exemption of the Core XR which is not in the same category have much preferred the Enduro.


LuigiKiter
WA, 206 posts
4 Apr 2016 2:34PM
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WOK said..
You should put the new Ozone Enduro on that list, all the guys that i have dealt with that have tested all of these kites with the exemption of the Core XR which is not in the same category have much preferred the Enduro.




I had Core Xr3 last season, this season I ride Pivot.

Core Xr3 had better low end,better upwind, higher floaty jumps.
Naish Pivot amazing drift.. really nice boosting, more technical on the jumps but they are really high and floaty, faster turning.( I tried the 12m and it was a bit slow though).

Sandfoot
490 posts
4 Apr 2016 3:31PM
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Fly before you buy, I came from parks, didn't like the pivot much at all. Some love it, depends what you were riding previously and what you want to do with it.

Weta
WA, 875 posts
4 Apr 2016 8:17PM
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Yeah i was the same..............came from riding Parks from their inception all the way through to 2014's.

I didn't rate the Pivot's but as i'm a Naish sucker and needed to upgrade i took the plunge and bought a 2016 7 & 9m.

It took me a while to get used to them after 5+ years of riding Parks.

I enjoy flying them, it'll take more time to realise their potential................

purpleninja
55 posts
10 Apr 2016 8:09PM
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Why is everyone all over pivots hasn't the rally been doing the same thing since 2011 and now refined? Unless there are some big differences between pivot and rally?



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