Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridle

forum for kitesurfers


herbert
Medium Poster
Posts: 151
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:46 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Kailua
Style: directional
Gear: RRD
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridl

Postby herbert » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:36 pm

Hansen Design wrote:Hello Herbert:
Please understand I am not Switch. I simply have a kite design contract with them. As such, my opinions are strictly my own and independent of brand. I objectively form them without prejudice from many years of continuous hands-on experience. Nothing more, nothing less.
Cheers! :thumb:
Fair enough. I respect your opinions. Assuming your are paid by Switch (whether employee or independent contractor), to most I think one would be thought of as representing the brand (and rightfully not likely to publicly criticize the brand). But your personal experience is valuable to us regardless. I guess I just wanted to share that us who ride the Cloud don't find it to be a niche kite...or we find the niche to be huge! :)
Looking forward to see your bridle in action.

Hansen Design
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 597
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: USA
Contact:

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridl

Postby Hansen Design » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:05 pm

Hello Herbert:
All good then! Maybe give the Spider (in some form) a try if you are into experimenting...
Cheers! :thumb:

SteveWalker
Rare Poster
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:40 pm
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Waddell Creek
Favorite Beaches: Scotts Creek
Gear: Every style
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridl

Postby SteveWalker » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:47 pm

Hi,
I have been following Switch kites and this tread for sometime. Sorry for this being my first point but would like to give my honest feed back on this nitro5 kite and share my experience.

Finally went out on the a limb and just went for it. Partly as I have heard nothing but great things regarding Switch Quality and Customer Service.
My Nitro5 10m arrived 7 days after I placed the order. Fantastic turn around.
Wish Switch would have a hyper link to track your package in a email. This was the only down side.
First thoughts after opening the box : Kite is made just as well as all the major brands if not better. Having a few other brands still in my quiver it is very easy to compare.

18-24 knots was the first test flight.
First impression-The smoothness of the kite . The kite would instantly respond at all times. Bar feel is very pleasant. It is light knowing where your kite is at all times.
The wind was very steady so can not comment on gusty conditions how ever I could not fault this kite. I used the kite on the upper knot to give me a little more pop.
Did manage to get a few jumps and have say the lift was great for the conditions.
I did dump the kite a few times to see how it would come up.
Had a hard time keeping it in the water.It came up very quickly.
Over all I'm very pleased with my purchase more testing to come.
I have no ties to Switch in any way and did not write this review for points.
Just simple review for guidance.
Happy Holidays.
SW.

igoryak
Medium Poster
Posts: 74
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridl

Postby igoryak » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:52 am

SteveWalker wrote: I used the kite on the upper knot to give me a little more pop.
Upper as in shortening rear lines ?
pop unhooked or hooked ?

SteveWalker
Rare Poster
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:40 pm
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Waddell Creek
Favorite Beaches: Scotts Creek
Gear: Every style
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridl

Postby SteveWalker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:45 pm

Hi,
The Upper knot just give's me a little more power.
Shortening the back line in theory. Moving to knot closer to the kite that is all. If you do not like the feel you can always pull your adjuster to compensate.
Had another session on this kite and have to say this kite is one of the smoothest and user friendly kites I have ever used. Just to give the folks out there an idea I have North Rebels and have tried Cab crossbows . Will be defiantly adding more Nitro5s to my quiver in the New year.
Great Job Switch kites.
Happy Holidays.

larsxyvegas
Rare Poster
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:21 am
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Brouwersdam
Favorite Beaches: Holland,
Blouberg, Hvide Sande, Cumbuco,
Style: allstyle
Gear: Best, Naish, Liquid Force, Nobile, Gator,
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridle

Postby larsxyvegas » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:35 pm

Hi folks,
If i use the upper knot on the leading edge near the tip, two lines of the briddle are hanging loose. They are not stretched. Is that normal?
its looking not ok,but how to connect then?
Please help

User avatar
switchkites
Medium Poster
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:29 am
Kiting since: 1999
Gear: SwitchKites
Brand Affiliation: SwitchKites
Location: New Zealand
Contact:

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridle

Postby switchkites » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:59 pm

Hello Larsxyvegas:
The Spider bridle is not adjustable. You need to return them to the lower position. The alternate was for 'hardlining' the kite in a 5-line set-up which has been discontinued in Nitro6.
Cheers!

larsxyvegas
Rare Poster
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:21 am
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Brouwersdam
Favorite Beaches: Holland,
Blouberg, Hvide Sande, Cumbuco,
Style: allstyle
Gear: Best, Naish, Liquid Force, Nobile, Gator,
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Kiteboarding Launches New Innovative Spider Bridle

Postby larsxyvegas » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Ah. Ok thank you switchkites. Best regards Lars


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests

cron