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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2013
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: C-kite
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Kite

State-of-the-art C-kite for competition freestyle, power freeriding and unhooked waveriding.

Designers goals

The Torch flies quickly through the air and will depower easily with a quick check of the board edge. Power is delivered smoothly, with depower similar to a bridled kite by virtue of the kite’s ability to fly fast. Whether you are hooked in or unhooked, riding is effortless and precise. The position of the kite’s struts makes it stiffer in the air, for even more precise handling.

The Torch is equally at home winning heats on the world stage as it is ripping up your home beach.

Key Features

  • Precise bar feel
  • Unmatched unhooked qualities
  • Fast response flying
  • Solid power through the turn
  • Kite of choice for pro riders

New on the 2013 Torch model

new torch 2013

Bar

naish bar 20135-line system with seamless functionality.

The Shift System is renowned for having complete control over the leading edge arc for hooked-in and unhooked C-kite riding. The 5-line design offers immediate relaunch capabilities for use in competition and extreme light winds. The trim line is a single PU- coated line that is ultradurable and minimizes excess bulk in the middle of the bar.

Key Features:

  • Auto-orientation Smart Loop
  • Single PU-coated trim line
  • Above-the-bar front line trim adjustment
  • Through-the-bar leash
  • Wide leash with “low force” quick release
  • Back line adjustment under bar floaters
  • Ultrasoft Powerflex bar ends
  • High texture embossed grip
  • Vario bar end adjustment 16”-18” (40-45cm)
  • NEW! smaller diameter 22mm bar


Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2013
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: C-kite
One pump: Yes
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: 40cm-45cm
Bar: 5 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Naish Torch 2013 09m
Name:
Sam Quirk 
Weight:
85 kg 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
15 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
windrange
 
LimitedWide
glide phase
 
ShortLong
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
up wind
 
HardEasy
kitefinder.com - 28.05.2016 at 09:22 hour
Comments:
GOOD POINTS: This kite is amazing, easy to use, stable in the sky, big air.

BAD PONTS: Hard to water relaunch, 5 lines,

C kites are amazing, the direct feel of the power makes you feel conftable and confident that you will always have power to keep you riding.

C kites have not changed that much over the years, so when buying kites look for the barging. 
3 kudos - +

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28.05.2016 at 09:25 hour sam Quirk
it is amazing going up wind, states bar is wrong
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Naish Torch 2013 07m
Name:
Ruben Stavenuiter 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 30 knots up to 40
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
price quality
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 31.01.2013 at 16:36 hour
Comments:

The Naish Torch 2013 is what we all aspected it to be. A good looking, high quality product once again. The kite's flying speed and turning speed are improved. It delivers smooth power throughout. The Torch is very precise and reacts directly to your imput. Don't underestimate this small feller, this kite is an explosive monster which will boost you all over the place when looping. Even unhooked in big winds the kite is still controllable. When you are not able to unhook anymore, just enjoy the amazing jumping and looping ability of this kite. This kite will provide everything experienced and pro-riders demand. Yet another improved version of the well-known Torch family. 
7 kudos - +

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Naish Torch 2013 09m
Name:
Sven Steijn 
Weight:
80 KG 
Riding style:
big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 17 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 31.01.2013 at 15:25 hour
Comments:
For the same reasons as with the 12m Torch,
The kite is suitable for all experienced riders with all riding styles, the kite is very good for freestyle, big jumps, freeryding and wakestyle.

The kite is very easy to control, even unhooked you always know how crazy you can go with the 9m 
6 kudos - +

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