Switchkites Nitro 14m
Had my first test on the Switchkites Nitro 14 yeasterday.
Wind was gusty around 9 to 11 knots, afterwards building up to 14 knots.
It was light choppy, and I was out on a free race board Airush sector 60 V2.
After pumping up the kite, you see it is massive, I had a Ozone Zephyr 17m before, but it did not look Smaller but thet is propably an optical illusion ,;:=)).
I went out and when the wind picked up, I could not hold the bar anymore, too much pressure, the kite pulled like a train and it felt like a wild bull.
At first I was dissapointed, but remembered there was another knot on the connection from the powerlines, so landed the kite attached the powerlines to the knot that is the farest away from the LEI and started again, all of a sudden all the barpressure was gone, and the kite was much easier to fly.
That said, I too will have to look at the pressure I pumped it with, as I thought it had enough pressure, but sometimes got the feeling it was gellyfishing a bit, although I think when it was doing this, I also would have been able to ride my method 9m on my waveboard with my 78kg.
So people if you think the barpressure is way out to high, you simply attach your powerlines to the second knot, the one the farest away from your LEI ( the knots are in the powerlines, not in the bridle ones)
Build quality is the Switch label, it is equivalent to any other top kite brand on the market.
Last edited by naishdude
on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.