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Switch Labs

Postby Hansen Design » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:41 pm

Switch has built a comprehensive in-house laboratory in NZ to test all components both individually and as completed products. We are also doing extensive material testing on fabrics (both existing and new,) seam constructions and sewing configurations to insure that Switch kites are of the highest quality and durability.
Here is an example: http://vimeo.com/78881373 :thumb:

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby L0KI » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:53 pm

Nice job!

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:06 am

Yes looks very impressive :) you get my vote :thumb:

How about sudden acceleration loading to represent jump force...

and are those soft bar ends or plastic ?

I honestly doubt some of the major brands would stand up to that test :shake:

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby jats2k9 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:26 am

Right on time to shut some mouths out there.

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby NYKiter » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:27 am

Are you helping local communities preserve kiting access too?

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby Rando1994 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:59 am

And just as much engineering goes into the design of their kites.

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:53 am

ShaveTheWhales wrote:How about sudden acceleration loading to represent jump force...

and are those soft bar ends or plastic ?

Good idea!

And they're soft ends...

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby flybykite » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:51 am

Here's the new swivel and test. Looks great but I wonder about the narrow design being able to untwist lines under less load on much longer lines making the twist higher and with lless resistance.
https://vimeo.com/78874629

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:07 am

Kamikuza - soft ends,cool my next custom bar to replace my moded naish bar :)
Id really like to see the Naish bar with their flimsy elongated plastic insert bar ends - put under that load test - my one pulled straight through in a wipeout..

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Re: Switch Labs

Postby Tiago1973 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:22 am

nice to see someone putting some numbers on things


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