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effisk
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Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding

Postby effisk » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 pm

So the new version of the lightwind kite by Switch is now in stock in sizes 7, 8, 10 and 16 (9,12,14,18 to come).
http://switchkites.com/helium3.html

I mainly ride in the waves, and in light breeze in the summer (usually 15 knots max), and I also ride a foilboard when the waves are gone.

I ride the Element5 (and now E6), which works great for both surfing and foiling, but having a kite specifically developed for light wind riding in the waves should be a game changer. Can't wait to put my hands on it!

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Re: Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding

Postby RustyChain » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 pm

Interested!

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Re: Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding

Postby codifilo » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Have you noticed the wind range is shifted forward relative to the Element v6? Why is that?
I would expect to be the other way around.

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Re: Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding

Postby tmcfarla » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:14 pm

codifilo wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Have you noticed the wind range is shifted forward relative to the Element v6? Why is that?
I would expect to be the other way around.
Probably because charts are based on a twintip rider. For foil boarding you just need a kite to stay in the air, it doesn’t need to deliver much power.


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