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Faxie
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Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Netherlands. Maasvlakte, Slufter, Scheveningen, Domburg, Rilland, Brouwersdam, Ouddorp, Binnenschelde, Vrouwenpolder, Oostvoorne, Rockanje, Grevelingen, Borssele.
Style: Freeride, freestyle, wave.
Gear: Switch Helium V1 18m Element V3 13m-7m V4 9m-5m Legacy V1 10m-14m Slingshot Fuel 2005
Switch MJComp V2 136x41.5 Firewire Hellrazor 6.1 timbertek Shinn Shinnster Nobile 555 125x38
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Re: Switch Lineup

Postby Faxie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 pm

Upwind of the E6 is just fine. Nothing groundbreaking, just average or maybe a bit better.

I got myself an 8m Legacy V2 to complete my C-quiver before the Legacy's gonna be replaced with the Krypto. The site says 'overstock' but I think there's not gonna be any new stock. Almost all sizes are sold out now.

tomato
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Posts: 39
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:51 pm
Gear: back in old days I sew my kites myself...

Re: Switch Lineup

Postby tomato » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:35 pm

_Jakobie wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:25 am
Im 100kg with wet gear and I ride a TT 140x42, got the H3 16, had the H2 15.5 before.
I can use the H3 down to around 10kn, not feeling any lag of power. :D
thanks for advice. I am an owner of 16m H3 now :)

Feels very light weight, well made. Turns fast, almost comparable to my 2015 Nobile T5 12m. Have been riding 2 days now, first time overpowered, another underpowered. Launch, relaunch was fine. Very happy with it.

Only one thing- Tried 2 times self landing- after getting close to the ground, putting on one wing tip, pulling upper power line to down the kite works well with my other kites, but H3 does not want to land . it lands, but keep standing on both wing tips facing wind top elevated until some gusts come, lifts the kite. Then I have to pull QR. Anyone experience better ways to land it?

Faxie
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 722
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:39 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Netherlands. Maasvlakte, Slufter, Scheveningen, Domburg, Rilland, Brouwersdam, Ouddorp, Binnenschelde, Vrouwenpolder, Oostvoorne, Rockanje, Grevelingen, Borssele.
Style: Freeride, freestyle, wave.
Gear: Switch Helium V1 18m Element V3 13m-7m V4 9m-5m Legacy V1 10m-14m Slingshot Fuel 2005
Switch MJComp V2 136x41.5 Firewire Hellrazor 6.1 timbertek Shinn Shinnster Nobile 555 125x38
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Switch Lineup

Postby Faxie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:45 pm

tomato wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:35 pm
_Jakobie wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:25 am
Im 100kg with wet gear and I ride a TT 140x42, got the H3 16, had the H2 15.5 before.
I can use the H3 down to around 10kn, not feeling any lag of power. :D
thanks for advice. I am an owner of 16m H3 now :)

Feels very light weight, well made. Turns fast, almost comparable to my 2015 Nobile T5 12m. Have been riding 2 days now, first time overpowered, another underpowered. Launch, relaunch was fine. Very happy with it.

Only one thing- Tried 2 times self landing- after getting close to the ground, putting on one wing tip, pulling upper power line to down the kite works well with my other kites, but H3 does not want to land . it lands, but keep standing on both wing tips facing wind top elevated until some gusts come, lifts the kite. Then I have to pull QR. Anyone experience better ways to land it?
That method works better with bow/delta shapes.

Methods that work with C shapes/squared tips are -using a hook -put it on wingtip, take lower frontline and walk up to the kite (good high wind method too btw) -put the kite at the edge 2-3m above the ground, dive it down and pull hard on the upper front line. kite will pivot and land on the LE (works better in lighter winds)


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