Naish Torch Kitesurfing Kite 2015
The 2015 Naish Torch is designed for freestyle riders who demand a state-of-the-art, fast flying C-kite with precision response for hooked and unhooked riding. This proven, 2x “King of the Air” Champion is the #1 kite of choice for dedicated freestyle riders.
Pro Performance Freestyle
Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
With a concentration on increased performance in strong winds, the Torch features a newly reduced leading edge taper, which provides increased stability, solid feel and outstanding control and handling. Power is delivered smoothly, while the depower is similar to that of a bridled kite due to its ability to fly fast through the air.
- NEW Canopy stabilizer
- NEW High flow valve
- Reduced leading edge taper
- Precision response for hooked and unhooked riding
- Direct bar feel
- Solid power through turns
- Superior unhooked control
“The new, stiff profile really makes the Torch better then ever before! Slightly increasing the diameter of the LE at the tips really gives the kite a more solid feel. And that’s exactly what you want when you’re riding in strong and gusty winds. Even in light wind, a solid feel is good...the kite moves around less and gives you a more direct feel on the bar. This year’s Torch is the extension you have been looking for!” - Kevin Langeree, 2014 KOTA Champion
NEW Canopy Stabilizer
Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear
Reduced Leading Edge Taper
Solid feel + stability + control in high winds
NEW High Flow Valve
One way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
Direct Response Steering
The angle of attack on the wing tips has been increased to keep them more actively engaged. When bar input is added, the wing tip instantly reacts and produces drag, while the opposite wing tip instantly accelerates. This allows the kite to turn quicker.
This proven airframe design delivers maximum pop and lift. The non-swept outline aligns the center of effort with the tow point for perfect loading through the canopy at all times, resulting in power through the turn.
Fusion 5-Line Platform
The Fusion Platform has the 5th line locked in one direction, at the split of the front line, so that it can only be pulled from the rider’s side. This depowers the kite instantly. It also supports the arc, allowing the Torch to have a small leading-edge diameter for superior performance.
Solid Frame Construction
Every strut is attached to a frame of heavy duty Dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.
Radial Load Distribution
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load and spread it higher into the canopy. This design helps prevent fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
Octopus Inflation System
This proven, quick, and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. Naish’s exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure within the struts does not change during turns.
Radial Segmented Arc
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to a ccurately form the kite’s arc.
The profile’s depth and shape evolves along the airfoil, helping create a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling. The center sections generate power thanks to a deeper profile, while the flatter profile in the tips minimizes drag and allows faster turning.
Power Foil Canopy
The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
EASY ACCESS ZIPPER PLACEMENT
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
INFLATION PRESSURE GAUGE
All Naish pumps include a built-in inflation pressure gauge. This provides optimum bladder pressure to maximize the kite’s performance.
VERTICAL SEAM STRUTS
A reduction in the number of pieces used in the struts means more precision in defining the canopy profile. The seams are also reinforced with an extra layer of webbing, and double zigzag stitches to avoid breakage.
REINFORCED STRUT ZIPPERS
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
DEFLATE VALVE DOUBLE VELCRO CLOSURE
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
2-PIECE LEADING EDGE
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear.
Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.
Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite.
MOLDED TE REINFORCEMENT
Optimal trailing edge protection with a molded reinforcement at the end of each strut.
HIGH FLOW VALVE
One way valve for reduced frictional force, easy inflation and immediate deflation.