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 Post subject: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Ok, I'm an intermediate rider doing mainly rolls, some loops, and working in unhooking. I ride about 70% of the time on a twintip, 30% on a surfboard. I've tried both kites, actually I've tried numerous kites, and I'm looking at making a quiver change to one of these two kites.

I like the speed and responsiveness of the Razor, and I like the stability and construction of the Switchblade. I also prefer the Cabrinha bar, mainly because of the protective sleeve over the depower line.

So, any long-term thoughts on these two kites?


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:10 am 
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Can't comment on the razor, but I've tried a few Switchblades, I've always found them super stable with awesome hang time...but a little slow, one of the best if you want to pull big air though


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Razor for looping, unhooked, and very stable. And has a plastic sheath on the depower. Razor will take you further in your progression. But the SB is dependable, stable etc. talk to johnB is it? He loves his razors.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Razor.
Guess what I'm riding... ;-)

Did you try the "less depower" setting? Makes the Razor a bit slower / stable but with good bar input it still turns fast. (I put the 7 & 5 on less depower and slower steering, the 10 on fast and more depower)
What size did you try?


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:47 am 
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i think the Cabrinha depowers to both front lines just as the Razor does, so maybe you can use the Razor with the Cab bar/lines?


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:26 am 
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Westozzy wrote:
Razor for looping, unhooked, and very stable. And has a plastic sheath on the depower. Razor will take you further in your progression. But the SB is dependable, stable etc. talk to johnB is it? He loves his razors.

OZ-He is asking about the OR Razor, not the Airush Razor.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:18 pm 
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Janus wrote:
Razor.
Guess what I'm riding... ;-)

Did you try the "less depower" setting? Makes the Razor a bit slower / stable but with good bar input it still turns fast. (I put the 7 & 5 on less depower and slower steering, the 10 on fast and more depower)
What size did you try?


Yeah I tried the 12 on the fastest setting/more due power. I may try that if I get a 8m.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:12 pm 
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if you're working on unhooking id recommend against the switchblade. its a great beginner and old man kite and is good for jumping, decent at surfing waves. but the unhooked sweet spot is really small and gives a massive surge of power when trying to unhook (like all bow/sle kites but worse). the lines are also crap and stretch really easily

if you want a kite you can actually learn tricks on id go for something more c-shaped if not an actual kite


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