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New 2016 Naish SUP Series

20
Mar

New 2016 Naish SUP Series

The 2016 Naish SUP Boards are here! Read this comprehensive guide to find the Naish board that’s right for you. We’ll cover the constructions for 2016, the different board series and their functions.

Constructions:

The 2016 Javelin series comes in its own unique construction of light weight carbon. The bottom and rail are 100% carbon making it stiff, but keeping it light. Glass is used in the nose of the board and reinforces the tail and stance section of the board. This particular construction is unique to the Javelin series. None of the other board's in Naish's Collection share this build.

The 2016 Javelin series comes in its own unique construction of light weight carbon. The bottom and rail are 100% carbon, making it stiff, but light. Glass is used in the nose of the board and reinforces the tail and stance section of the board.
This particular construction is unique to the Javelin series. None of the other board’s in Naish’s Collection share this build.


Naish's LE Construction is used for its Hokua and Javelin Maliko series. It has a unique honey comb sandwich deck that keeps it tough against wear and tear. The deck is also made of carbon keeping it light, but stiff. Like the Carbon Construction the LE Construction uses glass to reinforce the nose, tail and the deck.

Naish’s LE Construction is used for its Hokua LE and x 32 Series and the Javelin Maliko Series. It has a unique honey comb sandwich deck that keeps it tough against wear and tear. The deck is made of carbon keeping it light, but still stiff. Like the Carbon Construction, the LE Construction uses glass to reinforce the nose, tail and the deck.


The GTW Construction is used for Naish’s Hokua, Mana, Nalu and Glide series. The GTW series is known for its wood construction and it doesn’t fail this year. The deck and bottom are comprised of wood and not hidden under any other materials. Glass is used in the design as reinforcement in part of the deck, bottom, nose and tail of the boards. The center of the board features an EPS closed sell core that resists against water leakage.

The GTW Construction is used for Naish’s Hokua, Mana, Nalu and Glide series. The GTW series is known for its wood construction and it doesn’t fail this year. The deck and bottom are comprised of wood and not hidden under any other materials. Glass is used in the design as reinforcement in part of the deck, bottom, nose, and tail of the boards. The center of the board features an EPS closed cell core that resists against water leakage.


The 2016 GS Construction has some wood elements, though not visible as in the GTW. Wood reinforces the stance area, but is covered by a glass deck. In the GTW series, only half the deck is covered by glass reinforcement. The construction to the GTW is very similar, with the ultimate difference being aesthetics and weight. The GS construction is typically a couple of pounds heavier than the same board in GTW construction.

The 2016 GS Construction has some wood elements, though not visible as in the GTW. Wood reinforces the stance area, but is covered by a glass deck (in the GTW series, only half the deck is covered by glass reinforcement). The construction to the GTW is very similar, with the ultimate difference being aesthetics and weight. The GS construction is typically a couple of pounds heavier than the same board in GTW construction. The GS construction is used for the Mana, Nalu, Alana and Glide 2016 series.


The Odysseus board comes in two different constructions. The first one is made primarily of glass with a ASA topsheet that holds more durability than a glass top by itself. The stance area is made of molded EVA for traction.

The Odysseus board is made primarily of glass with an ASA topsheet that holds more durability than a glass top by itself. The stance area is made of molded EVA for traction.


Similar to the Soft Top Odysseus, the 2016 Mana also comes in a soft top construction, though it differs in its materials. The Mana has a wood enforcement stance area and a high density EVA rail band. The deck also differs in the cut of its EVA material. The Odysseus is molded while the Mana’s deck is grooved and embossed, providing the same amount of traction and durability, but also keeping it lightweight.

The 2016 Mana includes a soft top construction, though it differs in its materials. The Mana has a wood enforcement stance area and a high density EVA rail band. The deck also differs in the cut of its EVA material. The Mana’s deck is grooved and embossed, providing the same amount of traction and durability, but also keeping it lightweight.


The Naish 2016 Inflatables have the same EVA deck pad shaping as the Mana Soft Top keeping it lightweight. The inflatables also feature protection from UV rays to resist decay. Within the board is two coatings: a drop stitch outer shell and PVC. The board is surrounded by an EE polymer rail band.

The Naish 2016 Inflatables have the same EVA deck pad shaping as the Mana Soft Top keeping it light. The inflatables also feature protection from UV rays to resist decay. Within the board is two coatings: a drop stitch outer shell and PVC. The board is surrounded by an EE polymer rail band.

Series:

The 2016 Naish Inflatables include five board designs and a variety of sizes. The board types include the One, Glide, Nalu, Mana and Alana. All inflatables come with a carry pack and a pump.

One

The Naish One comes in one size: 12’6″. The longest of the bunch, it’s designed for racing and all-around cruising. The One is known for stability and speed. It also features a number guide on the deck pad to help the rider keep a correct stance.

Glide Inflatable

The Glide Inflatable comes in one size: 12’0″. It’s perfect as a general SUP board for those who just want to get out on the water. It’s great for long distances and all-around cruising. Due to its larger volume it can hold heavier loads without losing its maneuverability.

Nalu Inflatable

The Nalu Inflatable comes in two sizes: 11’0″ and 10’2″. The 11’0″ is designed for heavier riders looking for a board with directional gliding, touring and longboard abilities. The thickness of the board adds to its stability for directional gliding, while its rocker line allows it to catch waves with ease. The 10’2″ has similar capabilities as the 11’0″ but for a lighter rider. The 10’2″ is narrower than the 11’0″, thinner and has a more progressive rocker line allowing it the same directional stability and longboard surfing abilities as its longer counterpart.

Alana Inflatable

The Alana Inflatable comes in two sizes: 11’6″ and 10’6″. The taller of the boards was made for stability and performs well cruising and touring. The board features a width of 32 inches and a thickness of 6 inches. The board’s extra volume allows for carrying heavier gear while still being simple to maneuver. The 10’6″ is a great all-around board, but also boasts surfing capabilities. The board performs well in small surf and flatwater for all-around cruising. The board’s rocker gives it great maneuverability, while it’s thin profile allows for easy handling to and from the water.

The Naish Crossover Inflatable Series features boards that can be used for both stand up paddling and windsurfing. All the boards in the series have a universal insert for attaching a windsurfing rig. They also feature a slide-in dagger fin for upwind performance no matter the wind conditions. The boards are perfect for both cruising and longboard style windsurfing due to their low rocker and additional thickness.

The Crossover Inflatable’s feature: Two 10.0 slide in fins, a carry handle, EVA deckpad, a canvas carry paso, high pressure gauge pump and a crossover rig.

The Naish Nalu Series comes in two different constructions: GTW and GS.  Their 10’0″ board comes in the LE construction. The boards feature: FCS side fins, an EVA deckpad, ledge handle and a M8 insert for GTW constructions.

Nalu 10’0″

The only Nalu to come in the LE construction, the 10’0″ is made for high performance and longboard surfing. The design allows for nose-riding and gives the option of riding as a thruster or quad.

Nalu 10’6″

The Nalu 10’6″ was designed for cruising and all levels of surfing. The board’s width makes it stable for its wide range of uses.

Nalu 10’10”

The 10’10″s length and width keeps it from performing in all levels of surf like it’s counterparts, but still performs in small surf conditions. It’s designed for tandem paddling and touring, including eight insert holes for a bungee cord to carry coolers and other needed gear. Despite it’s length and width, the board features a multi-concave bottom that channels water from nose to tail allowing it to glide with precision.

Nalu 11’0″

The 11’0″ was designed for longboard surfing, touring and all-around cruising. It’s easy to maneuver and it’s width gives added stability. The 11’0″ has the best performance in terms of longboard surfing of the Nalu Series.

Nalu 11’4″

The 11’4″ performs as an all-around and longboard. It’s thinner than the taller 11’6″ and has a more progressive rocker. The board was designed for versatility and has become a fan favorite.

Nalu 11’6″

The largest of the Nalu series the 11’6″ does it all. It’s made for beginners, cruisers and surfers. It’s a perfect fit for every style of paddleboarder in your family.

The Mana Series features boards in three types of constructions and six sizes. The boards feature: FCS side fins, EVA deckpads, and a ledge handle.

Mana 8’5″

The Mana 8’5″ is the perfect board for light to average sized surfers looking for a stable board to carve up the surf.

Mana 8’10”

The 8’10” is designed for lighter riders in need of a board to fit in compact spaces such as a station wagon or minivan. The board performs well in everyday wave conditions with stability and maneuvers with ease.

Mana 9’5″

Designed for small to medium surf, the Mana 9’5″ has an exaggerated tail rocker for easy maneuverability. Ideal for lighter riders in small surf or larger riders looking for more stability in a short surf SUP board.

Mana 10’0″

Perfect for riders of any size, the 10’10” is made for stability in small surf. It turns with ease and is ideal for those learning to surf. Available in soft top construction.

Mana 11’0″

Available exclusively in the soft-top construction the Mana 11’0″ is best suited for SUP beginners due to it’s stability and ease to paddle.

Mana 11’6″

The Mana 11’6″ is only available in the soft-top construction and made for beginning stand up paddlers of any size looking to carry heavier loads through water with ease.

The Odysseus Series comes in two constructions and features an EVA deckpad, bungee cord inserts, and ledge handle.

The boards are designed for cruising and touring, beginners and small wave riders. The width of the boards make them stable and quad-concave bottom channels made for precision gliding. The 11’2″ features an M8 universal insert allowing it to be used for windsurfing too.

The Naish Glide Series comes in two constructions and five board sizes. The series features an EVA deckpad, FCS side, and ledge handle.

Glide Touring 11’6″ and 12’0″

The shortest boards of the series are quick and easy to paddle. The boards are slightly wider than the rest of the series for added stability. The board’s displacement bow cuts through choppy water with ease. A bungee storage unit may be attached to the boards to carry gear.

Glide 12’6″ x 30″

The next size up in the Glide series is as wide as the 12’0″ keeping a similar degree of stability. The board is designed for touring, downwind ocean runs, recreational racing and fitness training. The board performs in both flatwater and open ocean. Despite it’s length the board is easier to maneuver than most performance race boards.

Glide 14’0″ x 29″

The 14’0″ x 29″ board is ideal for long distances and fitness training. Despite it’s thin width the board features an ultra fast rocker line for increased stability. The recessed deck in the stance area also helps provide more stability by lowering the rider’s center of effort.

Glide 14’0″ x 30″

The largest and widest of the Glide series, the 14’0″ x 30″ performs in long distance touring, downwind ocean runs, recreational racing and fitness training. The board’s width and thickness helps stabilize it while the rocker and nose make for high gliding performance. The board performs well in flatwater and open ocean.

The Alana series is designed for women, being lightweight and easy to carry. The series features five sizes of boards. They feature FCS side fins, EVA deckpads, and ledge handles.

Alana 8’10”

The smallest board in the series, the 8’10” is designed for everyday surf conditions. The rocker and wide platform allow for stability and high maneuverability in the surf. The design is compact and can fit in minivans, station wagons, and sport utility vehicles.

Alana 9’5″

The 9’5″ is designed for surf, cruising and like the 8’10” is easy to transport. The board does well in small surf for lighter riders and is perfect for larger riders looking for stability in a short SUP surf board. It’s easy to maneuver and its compact design allows it to fit in anything from minivans to station wagons.

Alana 10’6″

The 10’6″ is perfect for those looking to cruise, cross train, or longboard surf. It has a wider range of use than the smaller boards in the series and is adaptable from flatwater paddling to surfing.

Alana 10’10”

The 10’10” is made for cross training, long distances and small surf. It glides with precision due to it’s multi-concave bottom. A bungee accessory for storage can be attached to carry coolers or other gear.

Alana Touring 11’0″

The Alana Touring is the shortest possible board for cruising and touring with ease. It’s stable for beginners and glides smoothly thanks to its displacement bow.

The Javelin Series boards come in the carbon construction except for the Maliko version which has an LE construction.

Javelin Carbon Boards

The Javelin Carbon boards come in six different sizes: 12’6″ x 24″, 12’6″ x 26″, 12’6″ x 28″, 14’0″ x 24″, 14’0″ x 26″, and 14’0″ x 28″. The boards are designed for competitive racing. They’re developed to be as quick as possible through the water and their construction reflects that. The carbon construction makes them lightweight, but as durable as a wood decked board. The stance area is recessed and the new shape brings a rider’s center of effort lower for increased stability.

Javelin Maliko Boards

The Javelin Maliko boards come in the LE construction rather than the carbon of their counterparts. They too are designed for competetive racing. The boards have a new deck and bottom shape that was designed for open ocean and downwinders. The rocker on the Maliko boards are designed to enable the rider to catch glides (even in rough conditions) with minimal trim adjustment.

The Hokua x 32 Series comes in five different board sizes and two constructions.

The boards were designed as a middle ground between the Hokua and Mana series. The boards feature the Hokua’s speed and wave-turning abilities as well as the Mana’s stability and easy wave catching. The boards perform best in small and medium wave conditions. Their shape and rocker make them optimal for close interval waves, beach breaks and getting the most out of less powerful waves. The boards can be ridden as a thruster or a quad.

The Hokua LE Series comes in five different board sizes and features an EVA deckpad and ledge handle.

The boards are made for advanced surfing and professional competition. The Hokua LE series was produced with SUP World Champion, Kai Lenny in mind.

The Hokua GTW Series includes three board sizes: 8’6″, 9’0″ and 9’6″.

The boards are perfect for intermediate and advanced riders looking for surf. The boards were made in collaboration with surfboard creator Gerry Lopez to create SUP boards with smooth carving. The board boasts speed, responsive down-the-line surfing and an effortless take-off. The boards are a middle ground between the Hokua LE Series and the Hokua x 32 Series. The boards can be ridden as a thruster or quad.

The Hokua Raptor comes in three sizes: V95, V116, and V128. They are all 7’0″ with different widths. The 95 has a width of 28″, the 116 has a width of 31″ and the 128 has the largest width at 33″.

The Series is made for small wave SUP surfing and designed for the utmost speed and quick turns. The boards features a large “sweet spot” that allows riders to use such a short board. The boards’ small size allow them to fit in most compact cars.

The Hokua Keiki LE comes in three different board sizes: 6″2′. 6’8″ and 6’10”.

The series was created to give youth stand-up paddlers the same level of performance as the Hokua LE Series, but in a size proportional to them. The boards are lightweight and easy to carry. Since they are modeled after the Hokua LE series which is designed for pros, these boards are recommended for intermediate to advanced riders.

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