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Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby Mike27 » Thu May 08, 2014 8:41 pm

Hi,

i have a 9M and 12 meter Naish Torch 2014....Compare to other kites they seems very small for their size !

One thing is that when i am just over the confortable unhooked windrange whith the 12M , i am too light on the 9M for really doing something interesting !

Is this 3 meters gap too important ?


The 9M is really small and really really fast.....i am a bit astonished.... Is it normal on Torch ?

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby tautologies » Thu May 08, 2014 9:39 pm

The Torch is a C kite, which means it will have a bit less power than kites with a flatter outline. It is extremely efficient for its size though.

I think 3 meter between kite kites seems good, and it might be just a matter of getting used to doing the tricks with a tad more power?

I only have an 11 though so I have not compared the 2014 12 and 9...before though I would usually go with a 12 and 10 or a 14 or 10. Mostly because 9 would generally be too light for me not that I would be overpowered on the 12.

Also...I suck at unhooking so take it for what it is worth.

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby Ludmil » Thu May 08, 2014 10:37 pm

I have 12 and 8 combo which suits me very well.
Unhooked the 12m2 within 7-9m/s is fine, and the 8m2 is properly powered from 9m/s...
Me - 76-77 kilos, 134 Monarch
Interesting, the 12/9 quiver should be perfect.

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby PAFF » Thu May 08, 2014 11:42 pm

Im like you...

I like 12-10, the 12-9 gap is to big for freestyle. And there is a real difference between 10-9, its also seen in the KOTA, the guys are on 10, that hangs like a 12, as the 9 is more like a high end kite, or best as a wavekite for unhookt. Reo loved it to.

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby Mike27 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:28 am

PAFF wrote:Im like you...

I like 12-10, the 12-9 gap is to big for freestyle. And there is a real difference between 10-9, its also seen in the KOTA, the guys are on 10, that hangs like a 12, as the 9 is more like a high end kite, or best as a wavekite for unhookt. Reo loved it to.


Agree.....the 9M seems to be a hooked hight wind freestyle kite (kiteloop, etc....) very small, fast, with an hight wind range !

I am a little bit disapointed...Must i change my new 9M for a 10M ? What would be the good combo : ?
12-10-8 ? Or maybe 14M-10-8 ?

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby jesseB » Fri May 09, 2014 12:49 pm

Hi there. I ride Torches 14-11-8-6. The 8 is 2014, the rest 2013. Really enjoy the 14 for its low end, and the 11 is perfect for wakestyle. They rocket upwind to. Could not ask for more in a kite :)

For the 8 and 6 I notice the same thing you are telling. There is a pretty big gap between the 11 and 8. And the 8 (and 6) feels a little to fast for wakestyle. You don't get the same grunt at all. I solved this issue by changing to 20m lines (before I had 24 on the 8). However, you get a bigger gap between the 11 and 8 when you reduce the line length on the small one.

Next time I will go for 14-11-9-7, but there are very few sessions I have issues with the gap...

Have you tried different setting on the 9m?

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby Mike27 » Fri May 09, 2014 6:41 pm

jesseB wrote:Hi there. I ride Torches 14-11-8-6. The 8 is 2014, the rest 2013. Really enjoy the 14 for its low end, and the 11 is perfect for wakestyle. They rocket upwind to. Could not ask for more in a kite :)

For the 8 and 6 I notice the same thing you are telling. There is a pretty big gap between the 11 and 8. And the 8 (and 6) feels a little to fast for wakestyle. You don't get the same grunt at all. I solved this issue by changing to 20m lines (before I had 24 on the 8). However, you get a bigger gap between the 11 and 8 when you reduce the line length on the small one.

Next time I will go for 14-11-9-7, but there are very few sessions I have issues with the gap...

Have you tried different setting on the 9m?


Yes no grunt on the 9M.....Not the same kite than the 12M in reduced size....With the short line the small kites fly more like the bigger torch ?

It seems than 2M is the maximum gap fot his kite.....

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby jesseB » Sat May 10, 2014 9:12 am

Mike27 wrote:
jesseB wrote:Hi there. I ride Torches 14-11-8-6. The 8 is 2014, the rest 2013. Really enjoy the 14 for its low end, and the 11 is perfect for wakestyle. They rocket upwind to. Could not ask for more in a kite :)

For the 8 and 6 I notice the same thing you are telling. There is a pretty big gap between the 11 and 8. And the 8 (and 6) feels a little to fast for wakestyle. You don't get the same grunt at all. I solved this issue by changing to 20m lines (before I had 24 on the 8). However, you get a bigger gap between the 11 and 8 when you reduce the line length on the small one.

Next time I will go for 14-11-9-7, but there are very few sessions I have issues with the gap...

Have you tried different setting on the 9m?


Yes no grunt on the 9M.....Not the same kite than the 12M in reduced size....With the short line the small kites fly more like the bigger torch ?

It seems than 2M is the maximum gap fot his kite.....


Yeah, the shorter lines made more grunt, more similar to my 11. You can also try out the inner settings on the front lines.

Btw, the 14 and 11 goes together well.

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby Mike27 » Sat May 10, 2014 11:24 am

jesseB wrote:
Mike27 wrote:
jesseB wrote:Hi there. I ride Torches 14-11-8-6. The 8 is 2014, the rest 2013. Really enjoy the 14 for its low end, and the 11 is perfect for wakestyle. They rocket upwind to. Could not ask for more in a kite :)

For the 8 and 6 I notice the same thing you are telling. There is a pretty big gap between the 11 and 8. And the 8 (and 6) feels a little to fast for wakestyle. You don't get the same grunt at all. I solved this issue by changing to 20m lines (before I had 24 on the 8). However, you get a bigger gap between the 11 and 8 when you reduce the line length on the small one.

Next time I will go for 14-11-9-7, but there are very few sessions I have issues with the gap...

Have you tried different setting on the 9m?


Yes no grunt on the 9M.....Not the same kite than the 12M in reduced size....With the short line the small kites fly more like the bigger torch ?

It seems than 2M is the maximum gap fot his kite.....


Yeah, the shorter lines made more grunt, more similar to my 11. You can also try out the inner settings on the front lines.

Btw, the 14 and 11 goes together well.


Yep the only setting that i haven't change is the front line.....i am gona have a try......But 12-9M really seems a big gap.....i will see.

Thanks for your help

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Re: Need advice from Naish Torch users

Postby PAFF » Sat May 10, 2014 3:39 pm

The 14-12-11-10 is just fantastic for freestyle, the smaller ones I'm to old and afraid and go for the Park there...


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