Dang it's quiet around here... And Naish Titans...

Dang it's quiet around here... And Naish Titans...

Post by The Do » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 07:37:29


Though I'm not complaining since so much of the posting was political
in nature.  And I'm hoping that people can keep the gloating and/or
***ing to a minimum.  

So how about some windsurfing discussion...  

Who's got time on the Naish Titan?  I wanted to check them out during
the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
weed fins as boards.  Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
for my territory.

Dog
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Post by (Pete Cresswell » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 11:12:57

RE/

Quote:
>Who's got time on the Naish Titan?  I wanted to check them out during
>the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
>weed fins as boards.  Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
>for my territory.

It's been awhile since my experience, but if I were buying a board repped
through NorthSports, I'd do it with the expectation that there is no warranty.
I got a Flow a few years aback that fell apart with less than 150 hours on it
and they stiffed me.   Mabye times have changed, maybe not....
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Post by The Do » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 12:14:13


says...

Quote:
> RE/
> >Who's got time on the Naish Titan?  I wanted to check them out during
> >the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
> >weed fins as boards.  Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
> >for my territory.

> It's been awhile since my experience, but if I were buying a board repped
> through NorthSports, I'd do it with the expectation that there is no warranty.
> I got a Flow a few years aback that fell apart with less than 150 hours on it
> and they stiffed me.   Mabye times have changed, maybe not....

Yeah...  I'm aware of the North Sports rep.  It's one of the reasons
we've not stocked anything of theirs for awhile.  But it may be time
to give them another chance, albeit a very carefully measured chance.

Plus, I've always liked Naish products.  Both my wife an I use Naish
sails for the bottom half of our quivers.  We're quite happy.  I
rented Naish boards from HiTech - I suspect they wouldn't carry them
if their were durability issues.  And I've got a Mistral Classic
that's held up just fine...

But I agree there were some ugly quality control issues that weren't
handled well.  I'm hoping they learned their lesson.  If they
haven't, then their business plan is pointed in the wrong direction.

Dog
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Post by leo » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 04:21:06

I've got the 160 and love it.  It's really fast and jibes easily w/o
having to make too wide a step.  I got it because I don't really like
the whole formula thing and this works great.  I've also sailed the
110 and the 125 and would recommend them in a heartbeat.  I agree
about North Sports stuff in the past: max. speed came too quickly,
mediocre ride and ***for support.  I too had a Flow and ditched it
w/in a couple of months.  Last year in Hatteras was an eye opener.
After riding the Mistrals, Naishes, etc., it felt like they were
finally back in the sailboard business.  The week in SPI in October
reinforced the idea that they really do have a clue.  I've got a Titan
160 and a 114 Vector in the trailer; highly unlikely a couple of years
ago.  Hope this helps.  Have big fun.......Leon

http://SportToday.org/

Quote:


> says...
> > RE/
> > >Who's got time on the Naish Titan?  I wanted to check them out during
> > >the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
> > >weed fins as boards.  Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
> > >for my territory.

> > It's been awhile since my experience, but if I were buying a board repped
> > through NorthSports, I'd do it with the expectation that there is no warranty.
> > I got a Flow a few years aback that fell apart with less than 150 hours on it
> > and they stiffed me.   Mabye times have changed, maybe not....

> Yeah...  I'm aware of the North Sports rep.  It's one of the reasons
> we've not stocked anything of theirs for awhile.  But it may be time
> to give them another chance, albeit a very carefully measured chance.

> Plus, I've always liked Naish products.  Both my wife an I use Naish
> sails for the bottom half of our quivers.  We're quite happy.  I
> rented Naish boards from HiTech - I suspect they wouldn't carry them
> if their were durability issues.  And I've got a Mistral Classic
> that's held up just fine...

> But I agree there were some ugly quality control issues that weren't
> handled well.  I'm hoping they learned their lesson.  If they
> haven't, then their business plan is pointed in the wrong direction.

> Dog

 
 
 

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Post by p » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 02:29:48

Quote:


> says...
> > RE/
> > >Who's got time on the Naish Titan?  I wanted to check them out during
> > >the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
> > >weed fins as boards.  Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
> > >for my territory.

> > It's been awhile since my experience, but if I were buying a board repped
> > through NorthSports, I'd do it with the expectation that there is no warranty.
> > I got a Flow a few years aback that fell apart with less than 150 hours on it
> > and they stiffed me.   Mabye times have changed, maybe not....

> Yeah...  I'm aware of the North Sports rep.  It's one of the reasons
> we've not stocked anything of theirs for awhile.  But it may be time
> to give them another chance, albeit a very carefully measured chance.

> Plus, I've always liked Naish products.  Both my wife an I use Naish
> sails for the bottom half of our quivers.  We're quite happy.  I
> rented Naish boards from HiTech - I suspect they wouldn't carry them
> if their were durability issues.  And I've got a Mistral Classic
> that's held up just fine...

> But I agree there were some ugly quality control issues that weren't
> handled well.  I'm hoping they learned their lesson.  If they
> haven't, then their business plan is pointed in the wrong direction.

> Dog

Ive got the 2002 160 ltr as well.  I'm 215, intermediate, sail ocean
and bay conditions.  I really like the board, carries big sails, and
can go down to 6.5 on bay waters. Fast, turns nicely.  Matt Rutledge
at Northsports has been very helpful with answering questions in a
complete and prompt fashion.
 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 12:41:11



Quote:
> Hi Leon,

> Can you please provide some feedback on how the Naish vector rides and
> sail carrying capability.

> Des

I rode the board that Leon is carrying in his trailer.  It's a nice
board.  Good jumping, relatively quick planing for the volume, quick
turning without a lot of foot pressure.  The rails are harder than a
wave board, but that gives the vector good speed.  It doesn't do any
one thing great, but it does everything well.  

Dog
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Post by leo » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 04:26:04

One thing about the 114 Vector is the way it runs in chop.  Light it
up and it's quite fast and very comfortable over chop.  At our most
popular local spot, we get the *** washboard stuff and the board
works really well.  I'm about 195# (88 Kilos) and can carry an 8.0 on
it w/o any trouble.  The amount of speed in the chop this board will
attain is pretty amazing, and it turns pretty damn well.  No
complaints to date.  Right now the day job is getting in the way of
what's important.  Will keep you posted as time goes on.  One more
thing: if you ever get a chance to try the Stealth sail, do it; grab
your GPS and hang on.  Have big fun.....Leon
Quote:



> > says...
> > > RE/
> > > >Who's got time on the Naish Titan?  I wanted to check them out during
> > > >the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
> > > >weed fins as boards.  Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
> > > >for my territory.

> > > It's been awhile since my experience, but if I were buying a board repped
> > > through NorthSports, I'd do it with the expectation that there is no warranty.
> > > I got a Flow a few years aback that fell apart with less than 150 hours on it
> > > and they stiffed me.   Mabye times have changed, maybe not....

> > Yeah...  I'm aware of the North Sports rep.  It's one of the reasons
> > we've not stocked anything of theirs for awhile.  But it may be time
> > to give them another chance, albeit a very carefully measured chance.

> > Plus, I've always liked Naish products.  Both my wife an I use Naish
> > sails for the bottom half of our quivers.  We're quite happy.  I
> > rented Naish boards from HiTech - I suspect they wouldn't carry them
> > if their were durability issues.  And I've got a Mistral Classic
> > that's held up just fine...

> > But I agree there were some ugly quality control issues that weren't
> > handled well.  I'm hoping they learned their lesson.  If they
> > haven't, then their business plan is pointed in the wrong direction.

> > Dog

> Ive got the 2002 160 ltr as well.  I'm 215, intermediate, sail ocean
> and bay conditions.  I really like the board, carries big sails, and
> can go down to 6.5 on bay waters. Fast, turns nicely.  Matt Rutledge
> at Northsports has been very helpful with answering questions in a
> complete and prompt fashion.