If price were the same I would most likely go with the switchblade simply because they are easy to sell when its time to upgrade and they hold their resale value very well. And if resale value were the same I'd have to flip a coin. I have been thinking I need to get a bigger nitro for winter when the winds are lighter but my 11m drifter and 14m rebel cover me pretty well there. I usually keep my kites for 2 years and will definitely keep the nitro5 for more than one season, pretty happy with it.rleshem wrote:Thanks for the detailed review!
If price was the same which kite would you choose ?
The relaunch is important to me even though I don't drop the kite too often , but I do kite in an area with lots of boats, ferries, shipping liners and have had to relaunch very fast in the past to avoid an incoming ferry.
I will be able to demo the nitro next week and then decide.
The 3 I tried all had the Recoil bar, I think the Trimlite bar are used more by the Chaos users. I know when my 2014 bar used to sink I specifically asked them to get me the fixed bar end version in 2015 but our local supplier did not bring those in 2015 so stuck with the heavy adjustable one that I do not use adjustable feature. I have not checked if they bring the fixed non adjustable one here in 2016.experienced1 wrote:Lanc:
Nice write up.
FYI: Cabrinha has two bars in 2016...the one with the "springy thing"...the Recoil
And a Trimlite bar with the cleat above the bar and no "springy thing" The fixed
Version (non adjustable) is very light in weight
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