Jun 22, 2010
Author: SBC Kiteboard
STYLE: New School Freestyle/Park
SIZE: 132 x 40.7
TIP WIDTH: 28 cm
TIP WIDTH at 6”: 34
FINS: 50 mm
The Momentum is a new freestyle model of the Naish lineup that aims to bring slightly less aggressive precision with easier-to-access wakestyle pop and softer landings than the high powered, legendary, Naish Thorn model. The Momentum has higher rocker and a more parallel and slightly wider tip outline than the Thorn. The result is a board that delivers more playful, wakestyle, and off-the-rail pop, with better control in overpowered and choppy conditions. The Momentum excels at smoothing out landings and is less chattery through chop than some of the extra stiff and aggressive high performance freestyle boards of the test. Some of the younger and taller, Test Team members also appreciated the super wide stance option that is available on the Naish twins. The Momentum will attract a large following of riders that want a high performance freestyle ride that is more forgiving for developing new skills in less than ideal freestyle conditions.
Footbed and Strap System: Grav D Strap System
The new Grav D strap and bed system represents a radical switch from both the traditional Velcro adjustable straps still used by many companies and the laced strap system, developed by a few others. The Grav D design concept gives a “wake boot outside” support and “footstrap inside” for heel angle freedom. The footbed is so wide and comfortable that the sidewalls of the strap barely touch the sides of your feet. The support is derived from the extra width of the strap as it runs lengthwise across the top of the foot. The reviews have been both positive as some note the good levels of support with more freedom and comfort. Others found a preference for the tighter fit of the traditional strap. Naish gets top marks for style and originality, and opening new ideas and levels of performance in both board and strap systems.
• Nasa/Tech-2 laminates
• Hi-Ten Response flex
• Pro Park Performance
• Tip2Tip hybrid wood core
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