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New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby 1968 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:42 am

Hi,
Im looking for a new Kite for freeriding.
I have Naish Cults at the moment and I like the great depower, the big throw and the way they eat gusts. I dont like the messie bridles and the poor feedback of the position of the kite.
I tried a Torch lately and I loved the simplisity of no bridles and the feedback as if you were flying it on a long stick.
I was only able try it for a very short time. But the torch has almost no throw on the bar and it wouldnt be the typical freerider either.
Is there any Kite out there that combines the two caracters as good as posible? Im looking for great feedback, great gust eating, good upwind and a good throw in the bar, for freeride and a bit of wave.
It doesnt have to be Naish...



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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby tautologies » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:58 am

Park for sure will fit the bill. Short bridle in the front direct connection in the back. Long throw. Not asndirect as the torch but if you get the 2013 it has very good feedback on the bar...and by chance its a great wave kite. :)

What size are you looking for?

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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby PAFF » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:35 pm

The Park has all that... I Like it a lot, for waves in 5-7, and freeride in 9-11.

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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby 1968 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:38 pm

That sounds good. At the moment I use 7 and 10 for 98% of the time. Im 70kg with a 132 tt. I think the cult has a great windrange.

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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby wrogu » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:39 pm

The smaller the kite the better the windrange, so If you tried any other 7m kite you would prolly say 'it has a great windrange'. If you do not like long bridles with pulleys - check some kites with short bridles without pulleys - for example c4 (its said to be very light on the bar), edge (very different to c4), new vegas (5 lines) has a decent rage. Do not limit yourself to one brand.

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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby 1968 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Wrogu, you are right. Thats why I said that it doesnt have to be Naish. I also tried a Switchblade but I found that a bit slow in 10m.

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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby RDM » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:11 pm

1968 wrote: But the torch has almost no throw on the bar and it wouldnt be the typical freerider either.
Torch has more than enough bar throw and makes an amazing freeriders kite, if you know what your doing they have a big wind range, awesome jumping ability and great in the waves... :thumb:

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Re: New Kite between Torch and Cult?

Postby jant » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:37 pm

rebels.
It hasn't any bridal.


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