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Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:17 pm

Anyone riding the 2019 Naish Torch ? There are virtually no reviews of the 2019, or 2020 out there. I'm a long term Torch rider and thinking of getting a new 2019, any feeback (currently on a mixture of 2014, 2015 and 2016 Torch's, staying away from the 2017 & 2018 as these were bad years for the Torch)

thanks :thumb:

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby oksman » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:43 pm

Can't say much about the Torch as my last model was a 2008, but seems to me that those "legacy" kites hasn't changed much over the years, besides some fine tuning. The Vegas, for example, hasn't changed in the last 6 or 7 years. Maybe C kites have evolved as much as they can with current technology

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby dave1986 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:19 am

oksman wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:43 pm
Maybe C kites have evolved as much as they can with current technology
I'd say not just C kites, but all kites have evolved 99% as much as they can with current technology and materials.

But with new materials such as Aluula and other composites I think we could see further improvements.... and I expect other kite brands will jump in on the bandwagon.

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:55 am

Can't say much about the Torch as my last model was a 2008, but seems to me that those "legacy" kites hasn't changed much over the years, besides some fine tuning
I would say the changes in the Torch between 2016 (mine) and 2019 are pretty big in the last few years, for 2019 they included;

- New "king of the air" bridal option
- ESP canopy material
- New 5th line bar with spinning chicken loop, a change to all four lines at 24m
- Narrower struts
- pumping to 12PSI in 2019
- Shark tooth trailing edge
- No more octopus system on the 2020

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am

"New "king of the air" bridal option"

I just this super funny for some reason....

Damien that designed the torch, left the company to do other things..

He did a great job with it's design i reckon, who is the naish designer now?

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby tautologies » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:08 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am
"New "king of the air" bridal option"

I just this super funny for some reason....

Damien that designed the torch, left the company to do other things..

He did a great job with it's design i reckon, who is the naish designer now?
They had articles on this. https://www.kiteworldmag.com/news/new-n ... -revealed/

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:01 am

Interesting.

It is very important that kite designers have long term experience with kiting, and that they are qualified engineers with good experience.

I wouldn't mind being a kite designer, I have designed , laser cut and stuck/sewn together a 12m kite , it was really really bad but it did fly and pull me around.. so it was a start.

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:40 am

So anyone flown the 2019 ?

thanks

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:14 pm

BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:40 am
So anyone flown the 2019 ?

thanks
I asked this few months back.. got nothing.. on Insta most teamriders were on something else.

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Re: Naish Torch 2019 & 2020

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:56 pm

:thumb: sweet video and a massive jump at 1min 22, 2019 Torch look brilliant.


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