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Re: Naish Torch 2017 Problems (No Power)

Postby Do-it » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:59 pm

LorenzoS wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:24 pm
The Torch hasn't really changed much since 2015; in fact only for 2017 they've made minor changes. This year besides for the new canopy material they've slightly reduced the length of the central struts and slightly lengthened the smallest side struts to be better suited for the new low V bar setup.

I do really think it's the best Torch ever to date and I've been riding Torches since the beginning but just don't expect it to be a puller like a Switchblade or something. It loves to be ridden overpower yet remaining very manageable which is a very hard to find characteristic even w/ modern C
Maybe the new materials load and stretch differently?

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Re: Naish Torch 2017 Problems (No Power)

Postby LorenzoS » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:58 pm

Perhaps.. It does make a little more responsive but I think the big plus w/ the new material is in regards to durability and overall resistance. I crashed it in the waves this season in Cape Town and never had to fixed it as oppose to my older Torch that blew the central panel :(

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Re: Naish Torch 2017 Problems (No Power)

Postby lovethepirk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:40 pm

I rode with a guy, 40lbs lighter than me, on a new 11m Torch last month in 20-24mph winds and I was on a 12m SB. I was plenty happy with the power and boosts, but he said he needed another 5mph of wind. We looked at his kite on the beach next to mine and I could swear the Torch was 5 degrees more erect :jump: than my SB or any other kite.

I have a feeling that apart from it being a C Kite it has a much less attack angle designed into it which would require longer center lines to get close to other kites...or else just understand the design intent and fly the bigger kite and go huge.


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