The 2013 Naish Torch Kite flies quickly through the air and will depower easily with a quick check of the board edge. With the 2013 Naish Torch Kite power is delivered smoothly, with depower similar to the bridled kite by virtu of the kites ability to fly fast. Wheather your hooked or unhooked, riding the 2013 Naish Torch Kite is effortless and percise. The position of the 2013 Naish Torch Kite struts make it stiffer in the air, for even more percise handeling. The 2013 Naish Torch Kite is equally at home winning hearts on the world stage as it is ripping up your home beach.
2013 Naish Torch Kite Specs
2013 Naish Torch Kite Technology
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.
The Power Foil Canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
The profile’s depth and shape evolves along B-B the airfoil. The center sections generate power and speed. The tips are fast turning and minimize A-A drag. This creates a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling.
The Radial Segmented C-shape generates the C-arc using short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
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, quick and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. The Naish exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure in the struts does not change during turns.
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.
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 construction avoids fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
The Shift System 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.
2013 Naish Torch Kite Construction
Easy access zipper placement
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.
Molded TE reinforcement
Optimal trailing edge protection with a molded reinforcement at the end of each strut.
Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite
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
2-piece leading edge
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
Deflate valve double Velcro closure
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
Reinforced Ztrut Zippers
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
One-way Inflation Valves
All LE inflation valves incorporate a ball system to eliminate air escape when removing the pump nozzle.
Inflation Pressure Gauge
All Naish pumps include a built-in inflation pressure gauge. This provides optimum bladder pressure to maximize the kite’s performance.