As I'm associated with Switch and have flown both kites (2015 Switchblade and a Nitro5 )
All I can give you is some honest feed back and hopefully not be judged as bias .
The Match up here against Switchblade and Nitro5 is a fair comparison . The Element is more pivotal and more suited to waves than boost.
Twin tip riding ,big boost and a bit of bump and jump in the surf is a perfect platform for these kites.
Both kites are a great cruising kite that give you ease of use.
The Nitro5 I found to be a little lighter on the bar and slightly more reactive to response.
The Switchblade has a slightly different turn with slightly less power.
The low end on both kites are great getting you thru the lulls.
Ease of boost I would have to say the nitro takes honors.
The 2 kites are super close in performance. The best would be to judge for your self.
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