guys guys, you are moving away from topic. the article in the new zealand herald paper was about success of the small business. small kite gear business with different business model. and not about how good or bad their kites are. we can see that even cheaper kites are still profitable.
and why so much noise about "limited performance"?
"limited performance" does not necessary means "crappy performance".
i tried it, i didn't like it. i found brand that suits me and conditions where i ride much better.
but the switch should be more honest about their product since their business model does not include local reps with the testing possibility.
if switch would write in the descriptions of the for example Nitro that this kite was designed for liter riders + flat water conditions + slow turning + heavy bar + according to pro riders taste i wouldn't waste my money.
Is This One For You?
Like winning races, trying unhooked moves, going big or mowing the lawn? All-rounders who still love to feel the power, read on.
Speed is nothing without control. Unless you enjoy getting a face full of tree. A 16m2 must be as fast as possible and an 8m2 should still allow you to pass the bar.
Gutless toy kites can eat shit. Power delivery in the turns is critical and will make you a better rider waaay faster. The Nitro is a tuned-down Combat, where turning radius is slightly tighter – increasing your chances of surviving mega loops.
All our kites love to fly unhooked without touching the depower strap.
No spongy feedback on bar input. You’ll know where the kite is at all times – even if you get burnt.
Silky Power Control
Delivering more power than a chipped Veyron, all controlled within arm’s length. Pure exhilaration.
Outstanding upwind performance leaves our competitors slack-jawed and dribbling.
Rock solid, stable and brilliant for unhooked moves.
The Rocket Launcher
Keep your eyes peeled for dangerous space junk in orbit. You’ll be right amongst it.
Nitro is a high- performance piece of engineering. Could be a challenge for the novice. But if you know how to stay upwind, this power tool will quickly take you to the next level avoiding those brown-trouser moments.
so, fool me once....