Naish Torch 2018
From design and testing to incremental perfecting, the Torch is a product of years of collaboration with the top kiters in the world in the most demanding conditions. Flown year after year on the world tour—consistently dominating the King of the Air—this kite has pushed the boundaries of what was ever conceived possible. Offering smooth power delivery, with depower similar to that of a bridled kite, the Torch delivers precision response for hooked and unhooked riding.
Now available to a broader skillset, less experienced kiters can still ride like Jesse Richman, or Kevin Langeree with the Torch’s new ESP setting, which allows riders to adjust the depower to have more forgiving control with all the performance.
Taking this sought-after C-kite to the next level, the addition of the Quad-Tex canopy makes the Torch practically indestructible. Already engineered for solid control and handling in strong winds, the addition of Quad-Tex’s 4x-reinforced ripstop and perfectly balanced weave matrix—testing 30% stronger and stiffer than any other around—heightens the stability and responsiveness of the Torch design. The pinnacle of freestyle performance just became stronger and more accessible; time to experience the pure precision of the Torch.
The Torque 5-line Control System features above-the-bar trim adjustment for pro-performance functionality while riding freestyle. Equipped with most advanced trim loop mechanism to date, the Torque Loop with swivel and convenient quick release provides near effortless release and reload keeping riders comfortable and secure.
- NEW Shark Teeth trailing edge buffers and disperses canopy flutter to reduce wear and enhance durability
- Quad-Tex 4x reinforced ripstop is the strongest, stiffest canopy on the market
- ESP provides adjustable depower
- Precision response for hooked & unhook riding
- Direct bar feel
- Solid power through turns
- Superior unhooked control
- High-flow valve
Naish Torch 2018 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.
Greater angle of attack control for more instant depower
Low-V 5-line Platform
Kite flies more open for more direct bar feel & heightened stability
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.
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 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.