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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby screwfootsc » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:47 pm

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby Hansen Design » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:15 pm

Another consumer review with chest mount video here:
http://www.switchkites.com/headquarters ... p?f=5&t=37
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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby SimonP » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:38 am

I put a review of the Combat 11m here:
viewtopic.php?t=2371123&p=705898

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby NeverTouchGround » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:05 pm

I already asked my question on the switch forum, I copy it here looking for help.

I'm looking for a replacement of my 9er, which is my main kite, and as I'm mostly into old school I think that the nitro is what I want. My concern is the wind ranges given. The spacing between 8 & 10 is big, and I'm not sure which is the right replacement.
I'm 140 lbs (63 kg) only and I ride a 134x42 TT and I want to use the kite at the range of 13-14 up to 22-23 knots.
Any help will be welcome !!
Thanks in advance ...

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby screwfootsc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:45 pm

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby kingfisher » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:22 am

I've been riding the Nitros for month now mostly the 12 and 10 havent ridin the 8 yet. Build is as good as any other good kite out there. The inflation is fast with the big inflation fitting. I like the bar a lot. Reminds me of the north bar but with an above bar swivel. The kite feels very direct to me with medium bar pressure. Nice floaty jumps and no back stalling when fully sheeted in. Overall I really like the kite and bar, But my one and only complaint is the relaunch. Everytime I've had problems with it it has been on the 12m in light winds, but coming from riding north vegas's for the last 4 years I know I could reluanch those in the same light wind. I've tried everything ( pulling extra steering line, pulling front line, swimming torwards the kite,) its just a big pain in the ass to relaunch. But I gusses if you ride in winds the are strong its not an issue. I've riden North Vegas, and Rebels, Wainman rabbits, RRD obsession, F-One bandits 3, Ozone C-4 and Cataylist.

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby isidrov » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:47 pm

Hi Kingfisher,

Could you compare the Nitros against Vegas and Bandit 3? What would you say are the high and low ends for both Nitros and what's your weight and board used?

thanks
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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby kingfisher » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:13 pm

The vegas is closer to the nitro if thats what your asking, the bandit is nothing like the two. I weight 155 lbs and ride a 5-7 surfboard mostly and a 130 tt. with the surfboard I start around 13mph. the nitro does have good depower. I havent tried the top end of the 12m yet. But the top end for the 10m is 25mph easy.

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby BiteMe » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:26 pm

kingfisher wrote:..........the nitro does have good depower. I havent tried the top end of the 12m yet. But the top end for the 10m is 25mph easy.
Kingfish - How does the Nitro fly/handle at the top end when it is almost completely depowered? Is it still responsive and stable? I was out yesterday on my current 14m, wind kicked up into the 20's. But I was able to completely depower the kite and it still flies great. Looking for same behavior in my next kite.

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Re: Switch Kites any real reviews??

Postby kingfisher » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:50 am

I've only flew one time so far that I needed to depower completly and it had some lose of steering but not to bad.


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