@Felix....noone, who knows you by ways of internet or other means, will doubt your riding skills.
Most of the doubts come when the V6 was introduced as an Element, and to my opinion the doubts are justified, also the expression of the doubts, within reason.
My opinon all the fuzz that is going on, could have been avoided when this new kite would have come out with another label, because every true Switch Element "connaisseur" and fan, can see this is not the Element anymore with the DNA of the "old " Elements.( shape, struts, bridle, pulleys) I cannot judge flying abilities ....
The "old" Elements had grown over the years towards the latest version( V5), by hints and questions and wishes of riders and Switch fans, so in the end, it was a kite that had short bridles and no pulleys.
You( Switch ) could have guessed how the response would be from the loyal Element riders , where I think a lot of them were "wave" riders ( ofcourse TT's too), does not matter overhead waves, or like you guys like to call it pussy waves. They had the kite that was nearly tailord to their wishes, and they loved it!
I can imagine you wanted to introduce a kite that was more accepted as allround, why not have called it Switch allround, I assume the general acceptance would have run more smoothly with a bigger public!
I assume nobody doubts the good flying abilities of the new kite, they only doubt that it is not the Element that they got after a some upgrades and is completely different in looks and features.
Wishing you good luck with the new kite,
for me personal, I switched from being a long time Switch adept / defender, to another brand, as for my program there is no type of kite anymore at Switch.( my personal meaning), I do not like long bridles and pulleys, no matter what, secondly got a simililar kite like the Element V4/5 at very good coditions, so easy choice)
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