[ksurf] Naish Wings
- Thought you all may be interested in the following which looks like a press release from Naish. A friend in the world of wind surfing emailed it to me just now.
Good wind for everyone!
IT'S TIME TO FLY
Naish Sails Hawaii expands into Kite Surfing
Maui, Hawaii . . . Naish Sails Hawaii is pleased to announce the expansion
of the Naish brand into the kite surfing world. After two years of
development, Naish is releasing a complete line of kites, kite boards and
accessories. Leading the way in innovation, the design team of Don Montague and Robby
Naish has created a state-of-the-art line of kite surfing gear that has
left the windsurfing, wake boarding, and kite surfing industries ablaze with
Naish kites are easy to use and self-launching from the water because they
utilize a patented inflatable strut system. Some recent refinements to the
self-launching system have broadened the appeal of kite surfing and made it
a reality to a wide range of water sport enthusiasts.
Robby Naish, President of Naish Sails Hawaii, foresees a large market
potential for kite surfing especially in light-to-moderate winds. "Over the past
several months of kite testing, I've discovered the thrill and performance
level that one can experience in light wind. It became obvious to us all
that kite surfing is the perfect light wind compliment to windsurfing," stated
Naish. "Our team is still totally committed to windsurfing, and it will
always remain our core business. However, kites are the perfect extension to
our sail line. Since both sports mesh so well together, we will continue to
grow our business and become a major player in both industries."
"The attraction of kite surfing to other water sports is mind blowing,"
commented Don Montague, Designer for Naish Sails Hawaii. "After a year of
testing kites, we have found several ways to improve the equipment and expand
kiting's allure to the masses. Windward performance and ease of use have been
the major drawbacks of kite surfing, and we are not just jumping into the
business. A great deal of time and resources have been dedicated to the
development of a system that makes kiting a possibility for everyone who tries
"Kite Surfing has re-ignited my passion for windsurfing," stated former
windsurfing World Champion, Peter Cabrinha. "The feeling kite surfing gives
you of flying, even in light winds, is better than any amusement ride I've
ever been on. Kite Surfing has actually given me a better feel for the wind,
which has helped me fine tune my windsurfing."
Naish Sails Hawaii is producing nine sizes of kites, and five sizes of kite
boards, which will be available by late spring 1999. The kites are
"two-line" and "four-line" designs with a quick release safety system. They will
be available in 13.0, 11.0, 9.0, 7.0, 5.0, 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, and 1.0 sizes. The
size range will cover winds from 4 to 35 knots. Each kite will be sold
complete with a control boom, harness line, hand pump, repair kit, safety
carrying case, quick release system, and all the necessary flying lines. The
Naish kite package is unique to everything else on the market, and makes it
easy for consumers to get started in the sport.
The different styles of kite boards will accommodate most kite surfers from
entry level to expert. Made from the most modern materials, the Naish kite
boards are being produced in several different foam core constructions.
Naish Sails Hawaii is using its existing worldwide importer network to
distribute the kites and kite boards. Retailer inquiries can be submitted via
email to support@....
If you haven't seen it, you will soon. For more details and photos of
Naish kites, check out www.naishsails.com.
Naish Sails Hawaii kites . . . It's time to fly!
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