windsurfer-resurrection wrote:No the Naish Torch is not a good wave kite. If you look back to around 2005 or whenever, lost track of time, then yes it was, but has been passed by other designs.
Do you care to explain what you mean? OP is asking if you can ride the kite in waves or do hooked freeriding....not can you ride it but it is a good wave kite. It is a ripper in regular riding, but maybe a little more aggressive than most flat kites...which is a characteristic the torch shares with other c-kites.
I am wondering if you have ridden it lately? In waves?
Surely you are talking about preferences for flat kites, not that torch is a bad kite huh?
The kite drifts well, even in side on, turns fast, and has good solid power and is predictable. I'd say the 2013 and 2012, are super good.