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matth
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Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog
Favorite Beaches: West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog
Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, Switchblades, 14m Velocity . Cabrinha Ace, Shinn Monk, Litewave DV8
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Re: Cabrinha I feel disappointed and fooled switchblade 2

Postby matth » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:12 pm

I know a kiter who just picked up 2, 2013, Switchblades. I believe an 8m and 11m. He is a very good kiter and I have seen him ripping around on his new kites. I will ask him next time I see him what he thinks so far. From what I can see he looks pretty happy.
Once you know the characteristics of your kite it seems to me you work with what you have. If you know your kite has poor low end then you know when to come in and grab a bigger kite. If you have the opposite problem and your kite has great low end but gets hard to handle at the top end of the wind window, time for a smaller kite. My Vectors are similar, not great low end but super stable and easy to handle when the wind pipes up. Except for my light wind kite I would prefer a kite with good high end stability, control, and depower.

hausmex
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Posts: 25
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Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Puerto vallarta
Favorite Beaches: Bucerias
Style: freestyle
Gear: Cabrinha kite and my shaped boards
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Re: Cabrinha I feel disappointed and fooled switchblade 2

Postby hausmex » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:56 pm

Trickyh wrote:Meh, 4 pages of whining.... just mtfu and get over it. :thumb:


you are free to leave the forum!! Or just send me the money I pay for it!!! Lol

25knot+
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Kiting since: 2006
Favorite Beaches: Jupiter
Gorge
Second beach
Key West flats
Mattunuck
Gilgo
Tobay
Great South Bay
CT
Style: wake/freestyle
Gear: Kites and boards
Brand Affiliation: Shop affiliated. Choose to ride Cabrinha.
Location: Northeast

Re: Cabrinha I feel disappointed and fooled switchblade 2

Postby 25knot+ » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:39 am

What size is the '13 switchblade that you are having issues with on the low-end?

dejavu
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Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Brighton
Favorite Beaches: Kailua, Maui, Brighton, Rosebud, Sandringham, Inverloch, Pt Melbourne Vic Australia
Style: Freestyle
Gear: Cabrinha 8,10, 11,12 anf 14m with IDs, Cabrinha 144/133 board, skillet and Flydoor 4
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Re: Cabrinha I feel disappointed and fooled switchblade 2

Postby dejavu » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:28 pm

I have a 2013 switch 8 and 12 and both kites are very good in firm wind. When the wind wavers then that is when I miss my 2012 switchblades.

That being said once you know your kite range and feel you adapt.

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DrLightWind
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Local Beach: Matheson Hammock Park Miami
Favorite Beaches: Crandon Beach, Hobbie Beach, Keys, St. Lucia, St. Marteen,
Style: Old School
Gear: Flysurfer15m and 21m Speed3 DLX
RealWind Mutant 148 X 40 and Directional 190 X 48, F-One TT 128 X35, Dereck Semi Directional 143 X 38 and 177 X 46.
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Location: Miami @ 6" Flat Butter!

Re: Cabrinha I feel disappointed and fooled switchblade 2

Postby DrLightWind » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:37 pm

diogovilla wrote:
hausmex wrote:please recomend me a good customer service kitesurf brand


Boardriding Maui.
That's for sure and I can verify that because I sent a 17m Cloud back to BRM
and I got reimbursed right away without any questions :thumb:
I didn't like the kite for my style of riding after couple of short testings,
therefore I can say excellent customer service and Not Disappointed at all :clap:

DrLW

markymarc
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Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Katwijk
Favorite Beaches: Sotavento
Zandmotor
Sprecklesville
Diamond Head
Style: freeride
Gear: North Select 2013 and 2014
Cabrinha Switchblade 7 and 10 2014
North Whip 2013
Cabrinha Contra 15m 2014
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Re: Cabrinha I feel disappointed and fooled switchblade 2

Postby markymarc » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:25 pm

I have got a 7m and a 10m 2013 Switchblade and I really like them..Taste is personal I guess...


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