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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:19 pm

Hi Kehler,

Just back from a session on the 11m Dash(verson 1: 2017) in 26mph winds... I wanted to try the Dash more as I know the Torch will be great. I am starting to like the Dash now. I flew the Dash on an Ozone bar before and it was slow and not very responsive, flew it today on the correct Naish bar and it was much better. The Dash kiteloops very well and is quick around the loop, great for boosting with decent float in the jumps. I think it was "Dirk" on here that said he didn't like the Dash at first until it "bedded in", I fully agree with this. It seems to me the Dash gets better after a few sessions when the kite has stretched out a little. I still think the Torch is much better unhooked and in super smooth wind would pick a Torch over the Dash. I will definitely review the Torch next session. Can you afford to get an 11m Dash and 11m Torch ? there are some amazing deals out there on the 2019 Torch and 2017 Dash, both very different kites and would work in a quiver well - gusty or strong winds = Dash, smooth winds and unhooking = Torch

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Kehler » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:26 am

Hi Billy.

Thanks for another great insight on the dash, I think, I would go for either the dash or the torch, not a quiver with mixed models. Can’t make up my mind, one big issue is the low end in the torch, not into a kite like the torch in 2017🙃 with no low end.

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Werito » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:39 pm

Not sure if you´re interersted, but it sounds that you might like Eleveight FS. It pops and slacks like c-kites I’ve tried, but jumps really nicely as well. Also the wind range is really something I haven´t experienced before. Look for demo!

I have flown FX twice and while it’s a good kite, I think that FS still has better performance.

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Kehler » Sat May 09, 2020 11:58 am

the_dec1der wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:06 am
Hi, don't know if you bought your gear yet. I use FX myself. 2018 gear though. Good flies dash so I get to use them a lot as well.
First of all I like both and I am sure you will be happy either way. Differences are pretty slim from what I can tell.
However for slack and unhooking I feel the dash is superior. I have to pull the bar a lot for the kite to react. For looping I prefer the fx.

But again, both are great kites :thumb:

And since you asked for board as well, I ride the naish monarch with boots and am happy with it. Most of my friends use the stomp though :)

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Kehler » Sat May 09, 2020 11:59 am

Ludmil wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:29 pm
Kehler wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:47 pm
No didn’t buy any yet, having a complete ruptured Achilles from surf.
No action until April.

But think the monarch is me.


Thanks for all inputs, great💪🏻💪🏻
Wish you a speedy recovery.
I'd choose Stomp for boots any day, but that's me. Main thing is to get back to the water no matter what board you ride. 🤙🙂

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Kehler » Sat May 09, 2020 12:00 pm

Ludmil wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Oh, please...
Is it?

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Kehler » Sat May 09, 2020 12:03 pm

Hi Lumil

Went for the stomp in 138cm. must say it’s a brilliant board. Though I think I got it a size to big! I’m only 66kg in weight.

What size do you use and how much do you weigh?

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby iriejohn » Sat May 09, 2020 4:26 pm

Kehler wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Hi Lumil

Went for the stomp in 138cm. must say it’s a brilliant board. Though I think I got it a size to big! I’m only 66kg in weight.

What size do you use and how much do you weigh?
Just a comment: I'm 81kg and the Stomp 138x42.5 would be big enough for me ...

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat May 09, 2020 5:38 pm

Hi Kehler, I'm still waiting to fly my brand new Torch. Once the UK restrictions get lifted I will still review it on here. Did you buy and new kite ?

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Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Postby Kehler » Sat May 09, 2020 7:46 pm

Hi Billy.

Yes. Brought the new dash 14-12-10. Getting them next week then I can give my review of them.

I’m gonna wait till sep 2020 till the new torch comes out. I think it’s gonna be the last torch ever to come out.


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