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tsharp
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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby tsharp » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:19 am

rubalt wrote:2screwfootsc:
thanks a lot!
i have mayhem 14, use it up to 26 knots and looking for the second kite for more wind
i like how my caution handles gusts...having that feel of safety...
i tried SB12 from my friend with the same high end and found gusts punch it too much
i saw you were selling spitfires before, are they the same as zombie if compared to method?
i know thats silly but i kinda devoted to caution somehow :oops:


Caution is putting out great kites.
I've been riding the 9m Spitfire and I can tell you if you're more concerned about stability, get the new Spitfire. The new Caution Spitfire is a very good kite. I've got my 9m for sale :wink: .

The Method is not very stable and if you ride where it's really gusty, you'll probably be better off with a kite like the Spitfire. The wind is usually pretty steady where I ride, so it's not an issue for me. I'd agree though that the Method outperforms the Spitfire with a better low-end, better upwind-ability, better water/land relaunch, and more direct feeling/more bar pressure. I'm sold on the Method 7m. I can't wait to try out the 9m.

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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby J-GAR » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:40 am

I find the Method 7 and 9 to be extremely stable in very gusty conditions (15-35mph).

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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby screwfootsc » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:39 am

Caution is putting out great kites and always has. Respect to them always.
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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby turfAndsurf » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:29 pm

I think you can have a high performance kite that is also stable, look at the F-One. It has power through the turns, stable, fast turning, well constructed etc.. of course it is pricy. I hope you guys are able to come up with something like that.

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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby J-GAR » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:41 pm

I was riding the F-One Bandit 4 before I was riding Switch. I can tell you Switch has definitely come up with their current kites that meet or exceed what you described while offering it at a much less price.

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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby turfAndsurf » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:23 am

I had put up the Method 9m just to fly around on land because it was blowing between 9-14 mph, twice it fell our of the sky. There was someone else doing the same thing on a Cabrinha kite also about the same size and the same time and it didn't fall out of the sky. There were also about 7 other large kites on the water and they didn't fall out of the sky, BTW I have flown the F-One in similar winds and it has not dropped. I know it was not my skill since I have been kitesurfing for 5 years, I mostly ride the surf, I can do frontroll, backroll, grabs, etc.. The person that was flying the Cabrinha had less skill and I know this because I had given her some tips on previous occasions. I have had several kites including the Thruster, so I know how "high performance" kites behave. So I go back to my point that you can have a "high performance" and a stable kite, there are plenty example of that but they are usually pricy, if Switch can eventually pull that combination off and keep the same current price, then I'm sold.

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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby screwfootsc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:49 am

:girl:
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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby who812 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:03 am

I guess kiters think a kite will fly it self.
The wind is ever changing and you have to pay attention. A Bad tradesman always blames his tools.
Bill Hansen make's kites that perform to a high level allowing riders to take it to the next level without compromising performance
Everything these days is tamed down for the average joe.

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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby screwfootsc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:25 am

:)
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Re: Switch Method 7m

Postby FredBGG » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:01 am

A friend liked the price and got a 9m.

Not too happy. He's already selling it.


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