Naish Global 100

Apr 28, 2010

Naish Global 100
V: 100 L: 240 W: 62

The ride: Building on the success of the Global Freeride and old Global Wave Naish introduces the all-new Global line of boards. The 100-liter version is designed to be a true do-everything shape while the smaller sizes are more wave-oriented. From the first moment we sailed this board in the Gorge and through our trips to San Carlos and Texas, there was never a moment the Global felt out of place. Its narrowness makes it feel smaller than it’s volume. Matched with sails below 6.0-metre it responds well to gusts and gets up to speed with an efficient feel. At speed the ride is smooth and balanced regardless of an old or new school riding stance. It is plenty quick for a freestyle wave and was still fun to ride on flatter water. We found more pop in some of the other boards but the control from a balanced rider position will get you max height from every jump. On landing you’ll be thankful of Naish’s thick deck pads as they do an amazing job of cushioning your re-entry.

The jibe: The Global succeeds in being able to do any type of jibe with style. It never hesitates whether being turned off the tail for a tight turn or more off the nose with aggressive sail oversheeting. With smoothness in chop and power to keep planing, the Global is one of those boards that everyone raves about regardless of ability or style.

The forte: This is the one board that is so well rounded it doesn’t have a true strong suit. We spun it through freestyle moves, took it wave sailing and then passed it onto a rider who was still getting comfortable in the straps, and it performed admirably for each different user.


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