Topaz wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:40 pm
^^^ Same here.
My 2015 12m Torch started to 'bulge out' on a sewing at the leading edge. I don't know if it was after a crash or just because. I saw the bulge while pumping it.
It was out of warranty already. I didn't wait for the problem to get worse and put a preventive patch on the inside of the LE. I used a strut/LE patch from KiteAid.com.
I used the kite some more times without problems.
Staying clear from 2015 Naish's for the moment. I love other years though, great kites.
I had exactly the same problem than you on my older 12M torch 2015, and did exactly the same than you
i am totally honest my aim is clearly to have a response from a naish representative, as the shop where i bought the kite has closed the discussion. (maybe i can go to justice, but what a lost of time...). And i think a forum is also aimed to help the kitesurfing community (advise help etc....)
And no as i said the kite has been used more or less 10 times. i live 200km from a beach and kiting only during my holidays (and no all of the time on my 10m). But this fact is really easy to verify; if at least they had propose me to send them the kite, they would have see that the fabric is still crisp without any sctach or defect !
Furthermore i would like to say that i like Naish kite and particularly the torch, i think i have already bought 7 since 2005, And i love the flying charaterisctic of the Torch. But for me it seems that maybe there is a defect on the seams on some 2015 ones...every brand can have some problem on some units, but is is tooeasy to say that is "customer fault" without any real expertise
But till now the problem is maybe only my dealer !?