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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2011
Brand: Naish kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: C-kite
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The Torch is the C-Shape wakestyle kite by Naish

Designer goals

Riders looking for power through the turns, unmatched bar feel in a fast-flying kite.
The world views the Torch as the benchmark in C-kites. Its proven legacy of performance makes it the perfect choice for riders looking for a kite that is equally at home on the competition circuit, or when riding unhooked in the waves.
The Torch has depower similar to a bridled kite by virtue of its ability to fly quickly to the edge of the window. The smooth power delivery and easy handling make hooked or unhooked riding effortless. The Shift Control System allows easy water relaunch and arc support.
Kevin Langeree marched to the top of the podium and earned the World Championship Title using the Torch. For 2011, the Torch continues its unsurpassed performance with polished refinements that will take all riders to the next level.

Bar

Naish torch bar 2011

The Shift System returns with World Champion
performance and 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 5th line design offers immediate
relaunch capabilities for use in competition and
extreme light winds.

The 13m frontlines coupled with the unidirectional
5-line design, was developed with the legendary Torch
in mind. For 2011, the Shift System clearly maintains
its status as the world's leading 5-line control system.

Features:
• Smart Loop – Patented push-away release loop
• Auto-orientation Smart Loop
• Sliding stopper
• Graduated trim line marking
• Through-the-bar leash
• Wide leash with quick release
• Internal back line trimming
• Ultra-soft Power Flex bar ends

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2011
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: 20m
Bar length: 45cm-51cm
Bar: 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: No
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Naish Torch 2011 09m
Name:
Roel 
Weight:
72 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 32
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
price quality
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 06.04.2012 at 22:00 hour
Comments:
I´ve chosen for the Naish Torch because the kite have a lot of explosive power and that is good for freestyle. 
2 kudos - +

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