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Naish Alaia 2012

Naish Alaia 2012

Kiteboard Model: Alaia
Kiteboard Type: Directional
Brand: Naish
Best For
Lightwind  Waveriding
Board sizes

5’9” x 15½”

Rating:
4.5
4.5/5

Alaia is one of the new board models introduced by Naish for the 2012 season. The board serves multiple purposes. First of all it can be used as a great board for strapless lightwind kitesurfing cruises and second as a surfboard. The board is build using a new technology and using the best available composites. It is snappy and dynamic, but also easy to handle and fun to ride. It is one of the boards which offer a fantastic and relaxing cruise.

• Excellent finless performance
• Excellent strapless performance
• Excellent lightwind performance
• Can be used as surfboard
• Tunnel Concave and Bevel Bottom design
• Full Wood Core

The 2012 board line introduced by Naish brings innovation into the kiteboarding world. Both the twin-tip and directional models are engineered using the latest technology and specifically crafted to suit the needs of the most demanding riders out there. One of the newest directional boards is the Alaia. Naish Alaia has a dual purpose. It is perfect for strapless riders and it can also be used as a surfboard.

If you get tired of flying the kite around, you can always enjoy a nice old fashion surf session. The longer and narrower outline combined with the concave hips profile assures a smooth and fast glide with or without a kite. The board offers outstanding lightwind performance. When the wind barely powers up the kite, the Alaia generates the power you need for a nice session.

At the same time it is easy to ride upwind and has a smooth acceleration. The board is designed to be used without straps or fins. It is very stable and has a smooth glide. Even if the wind picks up it feels steady and reliable. The Tunnel Concave and Bevel Bottom design assures extra stability and grip as well as optimal power delivery. The board is very easy to control and very fun to ride.

The Naish Alaia is crafted using a full Paulownia Wood core combined with fiberglass layups. This structure makes it light and durable and provides optimal tensile strength. The Alaia is available only in 5’9” x 15½” and features an elegant wood finish. The Naish Alaia is a great companion whenever you are in the mood for a nice strapless lightwind kitesurfing cruise or for a fun surf ride.


Naish Alaia 2012 Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.
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Naish Alaia 2012 Reviewed on Sep 20th 2011
Carmichael
4
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

The Alaia can be used as surfboard or kiteboard. Can be even used for SUP kiting. If you are a waverider, it is a musthave. The surf-shaped profile and flat narrow rocker make it very fast, especially in light winds. The board has a light cons...more

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Naish Alaia 2012 Reviewed on Sep 20th 2011
dude
5
Rating: 5.0 out of 5

It has a weird shape :) At least at the first look. The Alaia may look awkward, but it runs very smooth and feels comfortable. A great choice for cruising around in light winds. If you take the fins and straps off, it has a really loose, skatey feel....more