Home Gear Naish Raven 14m (2006)

Naish Raven 14m (2006)

KITEWORLD SUMMARY:
This falls into the higher aspect category of kite offering constant power, good response to rider input, is quick to power
up in light winds but can also be a bit of a handful. Good for the heavier rider that needs that extra punch under the hood or
a good rider that likes the power.
MANUFACTURER'S HYPE:
The Raven is the high performance contest kite in Naish's line up. It's got increased range and depower for gusty conditions and is designed for big airs as well as having the versatility for doing huge kite loops. They've also reduced the profile to increase lift and stability. They've sped it all up too with a smaller leading edge.
TEST TEAM NOTES:
NEAL: Another of the high aspect models. This has moved on from the hard-working hi's, it's more majestic and controllable now. It is quite technical to fly in lighter winds to stop it stalling, but if you're used to high performance kites you'd expect that. It gets going really quick, and everything on it is quality and strong. The depower's all clear and simple, the fifth line's perfect, and the safety system's good. It all feels sound when you hook into it, it turns easily and it's really smooth.
WILL: The attention to detail is great. It's all just finished and everything that needs tucking out of the way has been. It's an enjoyable ride.
NEAL: It's got the Octopus system that had Will thinking there was a leak in the bladders because it was hissing, so he stopped pumping it up!
WILL: It's not my fault - it's an invisible one pump!
GEORGE: Just flies really nicely. You always know where it is from the pull.
WILL: They might not have the most grunt, they might not be the best upwind kites, but they're just smooth and feel like Naish have covered everything you could want as a rider.
NEAL: They're almost like the all-American kite; grunty, slightly more powerful, not so worried about the little flicky tricks. Whereas some of the other kites are more European in style; they feel a bit smaller with lots of depower and pop and they whizz about. This is more like the college quarter-back; it's got a good arm and can take care of itself.
SIZES:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20m


This test is in issue #21





Naish Raven 14m
www.naishkites.com


Naish Raven 14m
Naish Raven 14m
Naish Raven 14m

Added: 2008-08-01

Category: Gear

« Previous Next »

Related articles

Ozone Catalyst 8M (2012)

Slingshot RPM 9m (2013)

Gin Nazca 2 15m (2009)

North Dyno 15M (2012)

Rrd Obsession 12M (2010)

Liquid Force Envy 10M (2010)

BEST CABO 8M 2014

Slingshot Turbine 17M (2012)


  • Subscribe to Kiteworld Mag
  • Kiteworld Issue #72 Out Now!
Kite TV
Events calendar
  • Kiteworld Issue #72 Out Now!
Kitesurfing tweets
Kiteworld on Facebook

Kitesurfing Test - Boards 2013

Shinn Monk Forever 132
Shinn Monk Forever 132

Kitesurfing Test - Kites 2013

Crazyfly Sculp 10m
Crazyfly Sculp 10m

Random kitesurfing wallpaper

Kitesurfing wallpaper

Kitesurfing travel directory

Tarifa
Tarifa

Contact Us

+44 (0)1273 808601
5 St Georges Place
Brighton BN1 4GA UK
shop@kiteworldmag.com

FB TW RSS