30 Mar 2005 16:46:35
Gwood
Info/Reviews on 2001 Naish 8'4"

Looking for specs and feedback on this board. One is for sale in my area
and I'm keen to check it out. Depending on how it handles, it could work
either for my wife or myself : One is a lightweight beginning shortboarder,
the other a mid-weight advanced sailor. We both sail almost exclusively in
the Gorge, usually in higher wind conditions.

Boards mag apparently did a review on it in 2001, but I can't get at the
details. Anybody recall what they said?




31 Mar 2005 07:01:16
Lucky
Re: Info/Reviews on 2001 Naish 8'4"

I have the 8'5" and I love it (when I get to sail it). I only sail it
about 5 times per year, but when the wind is right, it's an excellent
wave/ bump and jump board. My 8'5" is about 85 Liters, but feels
smaller than that to me because of it's pure wave feel. It's good up
to a 6.0 for me. I havn't sailed too many boards this size, so it's
kinda all I know. The newer Naish wave baords are a little shorter and
wider...probably plane easier than the 01's, but for the gorge winds
and swells I wouldn't be afraid of a pure wave board one bit.
Gwood wrote:
> Looking for specs and feedback on this board. One is for sale in my
area
> and I'm keen to check it out. Depending on how it handles, it could
work
> either for my wife or myself : One is a lightweight beginning
shortboarder,
> the other a mid-weight advanced sailor. We both sail almost
exclusively in
> the Gorge, usually in higher wind conditions.
>
> Boards mag apparently did a review on it in 2001, but I can't get at
the
> details. Anybody recall what they said?



31 Mar 2005 09:23:47
Re: Info/Reviews on 2001 Naish 8'4"

I posted a pic from the Windsurfing Magazine Review of this board:

http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/naish84review.jpg

I rode this board a couple of times and found it on the bouncy side.
It was pretty flat for a wave board (which is good if you want a
smaller board that has a more freeride oriented rocker). They also had
a late-release 8'3" in 2001. Basically a board of the same size, but
w/ a more wave oriented rocker to compliment the 8'4".

kev



31 Mar 2005 11:05:58
Gwood
Re: Info/Reviews on 2001 Naish 8'4"

Thanks, but as I understand it the 8'5" is a totally different animal.

"Lucky" <ktrubin@mtu.edu > wrote in message
news:1112281276.470112.20360@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> I have the 8'5" and I love it (when I get to sail it). I only sail it
> about 5 times per year, but when the wind is right, it's an excellent
> wave/ bump and jump board. My 8'5" is about 85 Liters, but feels
> smaller than that to me because of it's pure wave feel. It's good up
> to a 6.0 for me. I havn't sailed too many boards this size, so it's
> kinda all I know. The newer Naish wave baords are a little shorter and
> wider...probably plane easier than the 01's, but for the gorge winds
> and swells I wouldn't be afraid of a pure wave board one bit.




31 Mar 2005 11:07:12
Gwood
Re: Info/Reviews on 2001 Naish 8'4"

Thanks for the review. Just what I was looking for.

Is this from Windsurfing mag or Boards?

Gary
<rathokan@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1112289827.424939.106700@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> I posted a pic from the Windsurfing Magazine Review of this board:
>
> http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/naish84review.jpg
>
> I rode this board a couple of times and found it on the bouncy side.
> It was pretty flat for a wave board (which is good if you want a
> smaller board that has a more freeride oriented rocker). They also had
> a late-release 8'3" in 2001. Basically a board of the same size, but
> w/ a more wave oriented rocker to compliment the 8'4".
>
> kev
>




31 Mar 2005 11:10:56
Gwood
Re: Info/Reviews on 2001 Naish 8'4"

er, scratch the question about the source...

"Gwood" <sorry@nothere.com > wrote in message
news:3b3031F6e7ii0U1@individual.net...
> Thanks for the review. Just what I was looking for.
>
> Is this from Windsurfing mag or Boards?
>
> Gary
> <rathokan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1112289827.424939.106700@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> > I posted a pic from the Windsurfing Magazine Review of this board:
> >
> > http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/naish84review.jpg
> >
> > I rode this board a couple of times and found it on the bouncy side.
> > It was pretty flat for a wave board (which is good if you want a
> > smaller board that has a more freeride oriented rocker). They also had
> > a late-release 8'3" in 2001. Basically a board of the same size, but
> > w/ a more wave oriented rocker to compliment the 8'4".
> >
> > kev
> >
>
>