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 Post subject: Switch Labs
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:41 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:26 am 
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Right on time to shut some mouths out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
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Are you helping local communities preserve kiting access too?


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:59 am 
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And just as much engineering goes into the design of their kites.


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:51 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:07 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Switch Labs
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:22 am 
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nice to see someone putting some numbers on things


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