No problem - it works great for freeride and high jumps and speed and upwindSaaR wrote:The torch kite by naish, do u think this kite is only for freestyle ?
or u can also enjoy in the freeride and the high jumps when hooked, high speed\up wind abilities , etc..
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.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.
SaaR wrote:Thank you for all your comments its sounds a great kite !
Do u know how is the relanuch from water of this kite ?
so how do you explain that it was Reo's kite of choice for waves when he was riding for Naish? I think personal preference is a huge factor here...like anything, but saying it is generically a lousy wave kite seems off.Peter_Frank wrote:IMO it is a lousy wavekite, no doubt at all
Of course it is usable - every kite is, but good as a wavekite ? Never
As said - in bigger sizes it does not matter what kite type you ride, as "everything goes" well here.
And if you go "park and ride" (but only a few percent and mostly noone does that here) it does not matter that much either, with the smaller ones.
But for general overall waveriding when windy, the Torch sucks IMO.
For everything else, an awesome kite