The Naish Alana is designed for women riders looking for an all-around kite with freeriding, freestyle and wave riding versatility. The Alana’s profile is allows for consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds making it the ideal kite for women that demand performance in a wide range of conditions.
The Alana is one kite that does it all for any rider, any style, in any condition. Designed with fun in mind, the Alana provides an easy ride, the power to boost and the handling to hit the lip with style.
The powerful profile gives the rider outstanding low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. Reduced diameter struts were also implemented for increased low-end power, improved aerodynamics and reduced weight.
The new 2014 Static Bridle Platform improves forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. These characteristics are essential for wave / unhooked riding.
The Alana’s three-strut design is stable and responsive. This configuration, combined with a powerful profile and full outline gives the Alana the consistent pull of a “C” type kite and the power control of a swept kite. The swept leading-edge positions the wingtips behind the centre of the kite, which gives the kite easy relaunch capabilities and maximizes depower.
For 2014 Naish have focused on the low-end power delivery without losing any of the light, crisp feel. LE percentage and profile depth have been tuned to improve the low-end pull. Naish also slightly reduced the sweep in order to get the overall platform closer to a real classic C-shape. To maintain the relaunch characteristics, Naish slightly extended the wing tips, to keep the same leverage on the overall kite when the rider pulls on the back line. The rider can expect earlier planing without sacrificing handling. The bar feel is crisper, which means the rider can better feel what the kite is doing and can steer it with precision. The relaunch is also improved over last year’s edition.
The “do everything” nature of the Alana opens up a huge range of performance options for the rider. It is the perfect tool whether you are focusing on sticking that handle-pass rotation, bashing the lip or maximizing your freeride time out on the water.
The Naish Alana 2014 uses patented design features including Power Foil Canopy. This increase performance at different levels and creates an amazing step forward in kite performance.
Swept Compact C:
Blends the pop and lift of a C-kite with the power, control and turning of a swept leading edge kite. In addition, the Swept Compact C-shape also provides ideal relaunch capabilities.
The profile's depth and shape evolves along the airfoil. The center sections generate power and speed. The tips are fast turning and minimize drag. This creates a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling.
Low Drag Wing Tip:
This wing tip geometry reduces the overall surface of the non-lifting portion and greatly reduces drag.
The more efficient the lift / drag ratiobecomes, the faster the wing tip can move through the air, which allows the kite to be both quicker and more responsive through turns.
Radial Segmented C-Shape:
Radial Segment C-Shape generates the C-arc using short linear segments to accurately form the kite's arc.
Octopus Inflation System:
Proven, quick and easy singly point inflation system creating uniform pressure in the struts.
The Naish exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure in the struts does not change during turns.
Solid Frame Construction:
Every strut is attached to a frame of heavy duty Dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.
Radial Load Distribution:
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines.
These seams carry most of the load, and spread it higher into the canopy.
This construction avoids fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
The wing tip features a flow-through window, which reduces static friction and allows easy relaunch by letting water drain instantly.
LWR (Light Wind Relaunch):
With all the new options available in light wind boards, riders are pushing the envelope of what is considered rideable. The new LWR (Light Wind Relaunch) gives the rider complete confidence when going out in the lightest of wind. This system lifts the wing tip independent of the rear leader line, and cups the trailing edge for instant relaunch. The LWR works when nothing else will.
Naish Alana C-Kite Water Relaunch >
Auto-relaunch allows the kite to naturally roll on it's side and move to the edge of the wind window waiting for the rider's input to launch.
Naish Alana 2014 Depower >
The Naish Alana 2014 is a kite that depowers by flying to the edge of the window. Compared to other kites, the Alana’s foil profile is thinner, and its Leading Edge diameter is smaller.
These two characteristics allow the kite to fly further forward in the window, and get there fast. This gives it the ability to depower quickly.
Naish Kiteboarding Power Foil Canopy:
The Naish Power Foil Canopy has horizontal seam shaping instead of vertical, which makes the canopy looser than with the Geo-Tech construction resulting in a kite that creates more instant lift.
Molded Trailing Edge Reinforcements
Swept Compact C
Low Drag Wing Tip
Radial Segmented C-Shape
Octopus Inflation System
Solid Frame Construction
Radial Load Distribution
LWR (Light Wind Relaunch)
Vertical Seam Struts
New Dacron Trailing Edge
New Reinforced Strut Zippers
New Improved Velcro Closure
2-Piece Leading Edge
Load Spread Wing Tip Construction
Turns around the wingtip for quicker loops and turns
Power Foil Canopy creating instant lift
Low drag design
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