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Naish Safety Recall - S26 Torque 2 Control System

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Created by gingerbeardman 1 month ago, 24 Aug 2021
gingerbeardman
NSW, 5 posts
25 Aug 2021 1:17AM
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Anyone with one of the fancy new Naish Torque 2 bars?
They've issued a recall for both 50cm and 55cm bars,(return them to the original place of purchase for a full refund). Possible hazards related to these control systems include: a) Potential for the SnapLock Quick Release to not properly disconnect when activated; and b) Excessive wear of the TLS 400 Flying Lines may cause potential failure.

www.naishkites.com/safety-recall-notification-s26-torque-2-control-system

towradgi
NSW, 367 posts
25 Aug 2021 3:02PM
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When does a quick release ever quick release ??? ... The times I am in the wave impact zone after a stuff up going in and the next 5 foot whitewash is upon me and release doesn't work Ive got 3 seconds , and I am dragged underwater coz the kite is pushed by whitewash in front and I am still being dragged underwater. Until you experience this wtf.....no one prepares you for this situation .

psychojoe
WA, 1291 posts
25 Aug 2021 6:55PM
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towradgi said..
When does a quick release ever quick release ??? ... The times I am in the wave impact zone after a stuff up going in and the next 5 foot whitewash is upon me and release doesn't work Ive got 3 seconds , and I am dragged underwater coz the kite is pushed by whitewash in front and I am still being dragged underwater. Until you experience this wtf.....no one prepares you for this situation .


Do a post in newbies, they need a few of these stories.

towradgi
NSW, 367 posts
26 Aug 2021 6:38AM
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Yeh considered it ,but didn't want to put off newbies from the sport .

Sandee
QLD, 36 posts
26 Aug 2021 8:22AM
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towradgi said..
When does a quick release ever quick release ??? ... The times I am in the wave impact zone after a stuff up going in and the next 5 foot whitewash is upon me and release doesn't work Ive got 3 seconds , and I am dragged underwater coz the kite is pushed by whitewash in front and I am still being dragged underwater. Until you experience this wtf.....no one prepares you for this situation .



They can quick release all right when you don't want them to! I've managed to accidentally release in a crash; must've just bumped the QR

psychojoe
WA, 1291 posts
26 Aug 2021 2:08PM
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towradgi said..
Yeh considered it ,but didn't want to put off newbies from the sport .


It's really needed.
One newbie last season was telling me about her downwinder with a few kitebuddies that ended poorly with a tumble in waves.
These stories need to be shared, a downwinder sounds like a great idea for anyone not to good at staying upwind but the reality can be quite different.



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