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2019 Naish Torch

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Mon May 06, 2019 8:06 pm

So who has one, and what's your thoughts compared to the other years ? hardly any reviews out there for this kite.... and please no "buy a dash instead".. replies.. :thumb:

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Re: 2019 Naish Torch

Postby pj sofine » Tue May 07, 2019 2:48 am

Torch is so yesterday ! I would highly recommend the "dash" instead.

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Re: 2019 Naish Torch

Postby tegirinenashi » Tue May 07, 2019 3:54 am

Isn't Torch essentially renamed/recolored Naish x4 with 5 struts instead of 7? Keep in mind that x4 is virtually the same as x2. Welcome back to year 2002!

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Re: 2019 Naish Torch

Postby alex85 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:23 am

Better thant 2018, worse than 2020.

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Re: 2019 Naish Torch

Postby tautologies » Tue May 07, 2019 4:30 pm

tegirinenashi wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:54 am
Isn't Torch essentially renamed/recolored Naish x4 with 5 struts instead of 7? Keep in mind that x4 is virtually the same as x2. Welcome back to year 2002!
What? No. Not even close. First of all, the x4 was very different from x2. Second of all the DNA of Torch came from the Boxer. To then conclude the kite has not developed in the past X years is pretty nuts. I'd say you have trouble identifying them as the same kite if you put the first torch beside a new one. It definitely has moved quite a lot.

OP sorry I've not tried the 2019. I bet you'd recognize it from last years, but turned and upgraded. The other kites in naish line got a phenomenal upgrade in strut and LE changes and you can definitely feel it.


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