Developed in collaboration with the world’s best kiteboarders in the most demanding conditions, the Torch has built a reputation for its exceptional freestyle/wakestyle ability. Perhaps the ultimate, fastest-flying C-kite around, the Torch delivers precision response for hooked and unhooked riding. Its ESP setting allows riders to adjust the depower for more forgiving control while maintaining performance. Quad-Tex, the strongest kite canopy material on the market, and the addition of the Shark Teeth Trailing edge evenly spreads tension throughout the canopy for a stiffer, smoother feel throughout. Shark Teeth also creates a lighter kite overall, while protecting the trailing edge against wind damage and boosting longevity. Engineered for solid control and handling in strong winds, the Torch with ESP is the pinnacle of freestyle performance.
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Strongest kite canopy material on the market featuring 4x-reinforced ripstop
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Front-loading zip bag = quick & convenient packing
Front & bottom drainage mesh = enhanced ventilation
Centipede strap = link multiple kite bags for hands-free carrying
Side pump attachment
Kiteboard carry straps
Strategically placed triangular swaths work with Quad-Tex to reduce weight on the kite while minimizing and dispersing canopy flutter.
Solid feel + stability + control in high winds
One-way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
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.
Greater angle of attack control for more instant depower
Kite flies more open for more direct bar feel & heightened stability
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.
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.
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
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.
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.
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
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.
Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.
Buffers and disperses canopy flutter to reduce wear and enhance durability
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
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.
One-way valve for reduced frictional force, easy inflation and immediate deflation.