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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby marlboroughman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:08 am

I am really disappointed with this video. Where is Greta? :duh: You guys are going backwards. The end of this sorry experiment of a kite company is near. :rollgrin:

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby Hansen Design » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:20 am

marlboroughman wrote:Where is Greta?
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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby L0KI » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:13 am

Agreed, a bit of Greta would have made the video even better. :thumb:

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby Bletti » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:25 am

OnB wrote:Agreed, a bit of Greta would have made the video even better. :thumb:
Here's some Greta riding the Element3 to hold you over till they come out with a new one of her with the Element4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnKFeZrvJ28

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby i96dansa » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:08 am

I agree with previous posters on the quality of the film/clip.
Best promo ever!
Most brands show very little kite but a lot of bikinis and palmtrees. There's plenty of content on the internet that I could browse for bikinis, but when it comes to understanding how a kite performs there's nothing better than the drone-view where both rider and kite is visible (especially for wave riding).
I hope that more brands start doing this.

I'm very much attracted to the business model that you apply and would like to be a customer, but I can't get myself to order a kite without testing it, and that's your biggest challenge I suppose.

I'm currently on F-one Bandits and the odd Liquid Force solo 12 for light wind wave riding. These are great kites but I tend to want to upgrade every year and this make switch kites interesting because of the price point.

I'm thinking that a lot of folks are like me and that if you can provide demos on a large scale your sales would go up big time (I have no idea how much you sell now so I'm clearly speculating).

All in all, thanks for bringing your flavor to a market that pretty soon will be dominated by NeilPryde group and other giants.

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby KiteCulture » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:27 pm

Bill, I found the E3 to have pretty strong bar pressure. Has this changed on the E4? Will alternate colors be available soon?

Congrats. Like the Elements a lot

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby Hansen Design » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:35 pm

Hello Kiteculture:
Glad you like your Element!

Regarding bar pressure, we've found it to be a highly personal choice among riders. Most riders feel the E3 has light-moderate BP. Some feel it is too high and some think it is too light. This often depends on which kite they may have had before or their style of riding, etc. The E4 BP is slightly less than the E3 through minor bridle changes but not drastically less. If you feel your E3 has inordinately high BP, please check your bar's calibration. The E3 will fly well oversheeted (as in front lines stretched) but the result is higher BP. Another option is to move your rear pigtail knot down a few cm's. You will find the BP is somewhat adjustable on the E3 by doing this.
BTW, Greta thinks her E3 is perfect! :wink: :thumb:

There is no alternate color option coming soon. In the future we expect options but there is no definite schedule for them yet. Sorry!
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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby sarc » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:59 am

AAAAAnd ladies and gentlemen, that's how you make a kite video.

Every time I see my favorite brand's videos with plush hotels, monster trucks and beach parties I think damn, I paid for some of that... it sure shows on the kite's price!

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby soul19 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:30 pm

sarc wrote:AAAAAnd ladies and gentlemen, that's how you make a kite video.

Every time I see my favorite brand's videos with plush hotels, monster trucks and beach parties I think damn, I paid for some of that... it sure shows on the kite's price!

Best post on any thread :thumb:

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby ulx » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:17 pm

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