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 Post subject: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:48 pm 
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Hello All,

I am currently looking for a new kite that would offer me great boosting and hang time mostly for hooked tricks.

However i am looking at the Torch (7/10/12) rather than an SLE kite like the pivot or park. I'm indeed tired of having bridle and the feeling that comes with it along with potential tangling...

Do you think going for a C kite like the torch would be doing too much compromise VS a SLE just for the sake of additional responsiveness / boosting that it brings ?

Thanks for your advice


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Torch is epic for boosting. I had 8,10,12 were the best kites I ever owned performance wise. I am saving up to buy the same quiver 8,10,12, the 7 has less range than the 8 and depending or your size and maximum wind strength the places you ride 8 might work better for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:07 pm 
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Thx for your answer. Target is to ride up to 40/45 knots... Currently i can take my 8 Nitro 4 up to 35/40 knots.

About the Torch have you ever tried it in waves, can it still work a bit ? I know c kites dont have those pivot turn ability but i am wondering how the torch behave.

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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:31 pm 
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C kites in smaller sizes work fine in waves. Takes a moment to get used to not having all the depower, but you learn to keep the kite higher when you turn so it doesn't pull you off your line. The up sides are great unhooked wave riding, the down side is the potential for 5 line wraps.... but those are rare for experienced riders.

Torches boost really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:14 pm 
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Torches are gnarly kites for jumping...I'd say for hangtime the flatter kites and especially the pivot will be better.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:22 pm 
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I tried a torch once, the low end wasnt the best


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:12 pm 
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jespin4845 wrote:
I tried a torch once, the low end wasnt the best


That's like moaning because you can't get your shopping in the back of a Ferrari :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
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JGTR wrote:
jespin4845 wrote:
I tried a torch once, the low end wasnt the best


That's like moaning because you can't get your shopping in the back of a Ferrari :lol:

Hahaha,,,

The Torch boost massive...


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
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Won King of the Air last year -


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Kite for boosting - Torch 2015 ?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:51 pm 
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And the year before that.


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