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goulart
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Fluid Torque 10

Postby goulart » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:37 pm

Well, last Sunday was my second session with a Fluid Torque 10.
Wind was very unstable, wind speed kept shifting, direction not as much.
I was very pleased with the easy handling, speed and immediate depower.
Less pleased with the fact that it has to have considerable bar pressure to turn fast.
I have to get used to the kite. It seemed to be more responsive if dinamicaly handled.
(Flown with a Turbo-diesel pulley bar, 27 m lines.)

Just my €0.02

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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby calamalka » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:29 am

yeah lovely kite that will be much better in da next years

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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby goulart » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:44 pm

Now that I have logged more than a dozen sessions on the Torque 10, I have this to say:

The turning is still somewhat weird for me, coming from a C background, but I have found that the other bow pilots find the turning acceptable, only that it does not turn on its axis, rather a curve turning bow.

I have never had such an easy kite to relaunch! Even compared to my 5th line C, the Torque touches water and the next moment is airborne - just from keeping the tension (which I do instinctively).

When I had only Cs, I used to rig the 2 kites I had, and ride one or the other whenever the wind strength changed. These days, I only rig the Torque and it holds from 13 to 24 Knots for me (138x40 Skywalker @ 82 Kg).

I find it very easy to jump. This is totally different from the Cs -- with the Torque I sort of let the kite up from 10, loading as it goes, and then just pull the bar to convert to lift.

I have had a leak from under the LE bladder valve on the tip. As I mentioned this to Steve from Fluid Kiteboarding, along with the fact that I had never crashed or otherwise stressed the kite, he proceeded to send me a new LE bladder. It made me very happy that he stood by what he sells.

So, all in all, I must say I am very pleased with this kite.

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calamalka
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FLUİD TORQUE 12
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PAT LOVE HARNESS
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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby calamalka » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:10 am

so is it 08 torque or 07?

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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby goulart » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:24 pm

Well, I bought it at the end of 2007, so I think it's a 2008 Torque.

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calamalka
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FLUİD TORQUE 12
ROYAL ERA 10
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ROYAL BOARDS
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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby calamalka » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:43 am

so bar came with 1:1 ?
cos 07 was 1:1 and 2:1 also
08s are only 1:1

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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby goulart » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:41 pm

calamalka wrote:so bar came with 1:1 ?
cos 07 was 1:1 and 2:1 also
08s are only 1:1


Well, Calamalka, I bought it "kite only".
As I stated on the first post, I fly the Torque with a 24 inch Turbo-diesel pulley bar, 27 m lines.

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calamalka
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Local Beach: istanbul
Style: fly and fly:)
Gear: ROYAL ERA 14
FLUİD TORQUE 12
ROYAL ERA 10
PAT LOVE HARNESS
ROYAL BOARDS
Brand Affiliation: www.praykiteboarding.com
Location: TURKEY
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Re: Fluid Torque 10

Postby calamalka » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:10 am

hehe yeah forgot it
:)
08 has hybrid bridle system :)
but fluid is really nice brand


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