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Do I just throw away my older kite in perfect condition

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Created by jim 3 months ago, 5 Aug 2017
jim
WA, 98 posts
5 Aug 2017 6:37PM
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Been out of kiting for a while.
Just a bit of advice please.
Is my 2009 Naish Torch (probably only used a couple of times) worth the effort of trying to sell ?
Or is it a throw away job ?

cauncy
WA, 5510 posts
5 Aug 2017 7:17PM
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jim said..
Been out of kiting for a while.
Just a bit of advice please.
Is my 2009 Naish Torch (probably only used a couple of times) worth the effort of trying to sell ?
Or is it a throw away job ?


id look to give it to a promising rider who could make good use of it,
buy n sell or kite doctor, ryan will make a hardcore bean bag from it

timmybuddhadude
WA, 443 posts
5 Aug 2017 11:06PM
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Yeah..give it to someone who really needs one just to get out..that would be nice of u...
...but recommend or give three hrs worth of lessons too..
or just make sure he knows the r e l e a s e on it!!

Cornishryan
WA, 36 posts
6 Aug 2017 12:06AM
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In my experience Naish kites 2012 and older often start getting problems with the female octopus system valves failing even when the kite may seem mint - i have had to replace alot this year........

I suggest pumping it up and leaving to test if this is the case or not - if its solid you may get some $ for it or find a youngster keen for a ride. Failing that as Cauncy said I'll happily make some beanbags/kite bags from it :-)

Ryan
The Sail Doctor
Kite and sail repairs

Woott
WA, 86 posts
6 Aug 2017 7:10AM
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2009 Torch is a good kite mate! Happy to take it off you for a carton.

timmybuddhadude
WA, 443 posts
7 Aug 2017 12:01AM
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Woott said..
2009 Torch is a good kite mate! Happy to take it off you for a carton.





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Woott said..
2009 Torch is a good kite mate! Happy to take it off you for a carton.




That's awesome...love people that still swear by olderstyle kites &arn't embarrassed to use them...cut them loose u only loose a hundred bucks anyway. I'll allways have a thing for slingshot fuels and my first cabs and ozones. Not everyone needs to buy into the sales bull****..and if u do and yr a novice and listen to the shop then get bored of it a mnth later or have an injury u r an idiot whose been brainwashed because u knew no better & just wasted 2grand anyway
Love the enthusiasm woott

lostatsea
WA, 126 posts
7 Aug 2017 6:21AM
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Cornishryan said..
In my experience Naish kites 2012 and older often start getting problems with the female octopus system valves failing even when the kite may seem mint - i have had to replace alot this year........

I suggest pumping it up and leaving to test if this is the case or not - if its solid you may get some $ for it or find a youngster keen for a ride. Failing that as Cauncy said I'll happily make some beanbags/kite bags from it :-)

Ryan
The Sail Doctor
Kite and sail repairs


You are spot on mate, ive got new gear but I have kept my old 2009 9m torch for when conditions line up. Fixed all struts a couple years ago except I some how misplaced the centre strut....?? so have been on the look out since!

Scrubes
VIC, 96 posts
7 Aug 2017 7:49PM
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I passed my old kite on to someone in need, find the right person, finished lessons and in need of a kite to learn on.

Chris_M
1515 posts
7 Aug 2017 6:33PM
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timmybuddhadude said..


Woott said..
2009 Torch is a good kite mate! Happy to take it off you for a carton.









Woott said..
2009 Torch is a good kite mate! Happy to take it off you for a carton.






That's awesome...love people that still swear by olderstyle kites &arn't embarrassed to use them...cut them loose u only loose a hundred bucks anyway. I'll allways have a thing for slingshot fuels and my first cabs and ozones. Not everyone needs to buy into the sales bull****..and if u do and yr a novice and listen to the shop then get bored of it a mnth later or have an injury u r an idiot whose been brainwashed because u knew no better & just wasted 2grand anyway
Love the enthusiasm woott



I'm 100% with you here, but those old octopus valves are doomed.

I have 3 torches in the garage (mint cond, valves all farrked) its the most frustrating thing ever, because I love those kites and cant bring myself to send them to my enviro group to make them into beach bags juuust yet

All the females all twisted and warped, putting their bits away.

Like my wife haha

See 0.33 sec:

Surfer62
VIC, 1129 posts
8 Aug 2017 10:13AM
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Next trip overseas take it with you and give it away to a young local kiter who cant afford them, guaranteed they will be stoked

ActionSportsWA
WA, 461 posts
10 Aug 2017 1:48PM
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Hi Woot,

I'll take that deal. We have a 6m 2011 Torch in like brand new condition if you are keen. There has been a few 40 knot days already this year!! ;-)

DM

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 511 posts
14 Aug 2017 12:49PM
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jim said..
Been out of kiting for a while.
Just a bit of advice please.
Is my 2009 Naish Torch (probably only used a couple of times) worth the effort of trying to sell ?
Or is it a throw away job ?



Mate if it holds air (rare!) and canopy still intact without any tears, I would keep it. Torch's are good kites. Or post it to me and I'll remove that stupid Octopus valve system and convert it into one-pump.



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