I just exploded the le of my torch 2009 12sqm (My most used kite)
To repair it, it'll cost 22% of new kite price (for the 2013) + 2hours work to change the bladder.
What to do? How big is the difference between 2009 model and 2013?
No difference it is the Torch of 2013
Well,I had 2009 /but 14 m/ now I have 2013 12m.
LY I had Park 12 but Cs are something I can`t escape from.
This is my biggest kite and I live in pretty windless area...it`s much more easy kite than 2009 w/ much shorter but very effective bar throw.
The bar actually is real miniature, new North bar looks huge compared .
The kite itself is different -lower AR /not sure, but looks shorter and wider/,very thin LE for 12 - on the oter hand struts become thicker.Very,very stable in the air.
Awesome unhooked but have in mind that it`s very technical in order to achieve the most pop and slack /as all Torches/.
For my real surprise is how good jumper the Torch become.
Jumps huge hooked with good hang, much more controlable.
Kite loops- wow factor is guaranteed - tighter w/ scary pull.
No need to set conclusion I think...