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Four 2019 crossover kites compared

Probably the most used kites are the ones that can be used at any discipline. Call them what ever you like; crossover, hybrid or a One quiver kite.  Those kites are getting more and more populair. The reason is clear. Who doesn’t want a do-it-all kite? Yes there are still a few people who still want kites without bridles or a dedicated wave kite. But they seem to become a minority. And most of us won’t have set backs by such a do-it-all kites. The 2019 Eleveight RS, Naish Dash, F-one Bandit V12 and the Duotone Dice should fit the description of a do-it-all kite more or less. All of them should be suited -on paper- for a wide variety of kiting styles. Either on a twintip freeriding, freestyle and even on a wave board. And yes they have a lot in common, but they are certainly not the same. Some exactly met the expectations and some don’t.

2019 9m'sPrice €Ripstopbattens kg ProCon
F-one Bandit1335Double22.9Direct feel
Easy
high bar pressure, slower
Naish Dash1349Quadruple03.0Smooth+ predictable.
Best for wave riders
Trailing edge canopy shaking
Eleveight RS1149Quadruple4n.a.Longest/easiest jumpsLeast alive
Difficult kite loops
Duotone Dice1379Triple/double combination63.1Stable power build up
Low bar pressure
Least favorite wave riders

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Test Naish Ride 9m 2014/2015 (version III)

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The Naish ride III

The Naish Ride is on the market for a couple of years now. In the slick product video the “All-Around Freeride” Ride is mostly ridden by good looking girls and young kids (with a voice over from a guy who probably is trained to talk people in to sleep). This video and the many details on the website of Naish suggest that the Ride is intended for users who demand a reliable, steady, easy to use and not too powerful kite.

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