BillyGoatGruff wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:59 am
I bought a 9/11/14m Dash combo (2017) and a 2020 Naish ATB bar. I have been a long term Naish Torch rider (still have the Torch's). I find the Dash has Really really poor low end, worse than the same size Torch IMO. I have been riding the 14m Dash for a while now (87kg, 134cm Shinn Monk) and it needs a stupid amount of wind to come alive, the 14m need about 17/18m to get going and only become fun from +20mph.
Previously I had a 2013 14m Torch which had much better bottom end (could go from 12mph and fun at 15mph) than the 14m Dash. I find I need to put up a bigger Dash than I would Torch, does anyone else find the low end on the Dash really bad ? There are no real adjustments to make to the kite, it's trimmed correctly. I think Kiteworld found the same issue, when you read their review they never found the top end on the 8m in Cape Town and allude to a poor low end ("the Dash is Hungry for winds"):
https://www.kiteworldmag.com/gear/2018- ... 8m-review/
Don't know how 2017 performs, but I would say 2018 has noticeadble better low end compared to older Torches. Dash hasn't the static grunt the Torch has, however, that's not a definition of good low end...
Dash is different animal compared to Park.
Since you're considering lines adjustments, did you shorten back lines at the bar already?
My Dash had to settle for couple of sessions before getting to its own.
No worse low end by no means.
Bear in mind, that I replaced my 11 Dash w/ Torch. On the other hand, I kept my old Dash 14, specifically for the lighter days/winds.