Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
WHO’S IT FOR?
Easy to control, the Triad is great for kiters looking for a smooth-flying, easy-to-handle kite or anyone that wants to improve their skills.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Triad has a plethora of characteristics that make it ideal for your average kiter. Forgiving control, easy handling, great sheet-in-and-go with smooth power delivery, stable and neutral when not engaged, effortless water relaunch and amazing wing stability (when resting on the water) are a handful of these characteristics.
WHY IS IT UNIQUE?
This 3-strut platform makes it the easiest, most versatile kite around.
The new Triad, is much more than an evolution of the Ride, it’s been redesigned and re-engineered. We’ve taken the original iconic user-friendly design and developed it further to be even more versatile and provide a whole new riding experience. This new, three-strut frame provides greater stability. The center luff strut creates great low end power, allowing the kite to drift and providing great sheet-in-and-go. The stiffer center also increases the Triad’s wind range, providing improved handling in stronger winds and gusty conditions. It also allows us to move the two outer struts lower for a more direct bar feel and improved turning ability. Its low aspect ratio and gradual curve in the wingtip produce smooth turns and very predictable flying. This is perfect for anyone who prefers steady movements over a more punchy kite. Mistakes are minimal with the Triad, so no need to worry if you oversheet it, dive it too hard, or overfly your kite. It also has great wing stability when resting on the water—so you have plenty of time to make adjustments before relaunching. Smooth-flying, stable and forgiving, the Triad gives riders plenty of time to react and plenty of room to grow, so you’re in complete control at all times. From complete beginners, to kiters looking to improve, to those seeking an easy-riding experience, anyone looking for an easy to control kite will enjoy the Triad.
- Quad Tex Ripstop Fabric = Most advanced Kite canopy on the market
- Shark Teeth Trailing Edge = reduces weight while minimizing & dispersing canopy flutter
- Three-strut design = Stable + direct feel + enhanced performance in gusty winds
- Luff Strut = Adaptable & sturdy framework for great low end
- High-flow valve = One-way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
- Bladder Lock = Secures bladder ends + prevents slippage
- HT Plus = Strong, high-tensile thread fortifies the leading edge
Quad-Tex Ripstop Fabric
Stiffest, strongest canopy material on the market
Shark Teeth Trailing Edge
Reduces weight while minimizing & dispersing canopy flutter
Secures bladders ends and prevents slippage
This high-tensile thread fortifies the leading edge along the seam, so you can confidently inflate to higher pressure for better flying characteristics.
Open top drawstring design = quick packing
Mesh drainage patch at bottom
External loops + adjustable straps = hold pump + extra gear
Shoulder Foil Carry
A padded grove secures the foil into place for comfortable, pain-free foil transport.
Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
High Flow Valve
One-way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
Swept Compact C
The swept compact C-shape blends the pop and lift of a C-kite with the power, control, and turning of a swept leading edge kite. In addition, it provides ideal relaunch capabilities.
The profile’s depth and shape evolves along the airfoil, helping create a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling. The center sections generate power thanks to a deeper profile, while the flatter profile in the tips minimizes drag and allows faster turning.
Radial Segmented Arc
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
Low Drag Wing Tip
This wing tip geometry decreases the overall surface area of the non-lifting portion, greatly reducing drag. The more efficient the lift/drag ratio becomes, the faster the wing tip can move through the air. This allows the kite to be both quicker and more responsive through turns.
Octopus Inflation System
This proven, quick, and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. Naish’s exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure within the struts does not change during turns.
The wing tip features a flow-through window, which reduces static friction and allows for easy relaunch by letting water drain instantly.
EASY ACCESS ZIPPER PLACEMENT
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite.
SHARK TEETH TRAILING EDGE
Buffers and disperses canopy flutter to reduce wear and enhance durability
2-PIECE LEADING EDGE
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
DEFLATE VALVE DOUBLE VELCRO CLOSURE
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
REINFORCED STRUT ZIPPERS
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
VERTICAL SEAM STRUTS
A reduction in the number of pieces used in the struts means more precision in defining the canopy profile. The seams are also reinforced with an extra layer of webbing, and double zigzag stitches to avoid breakage.