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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:39 pm 
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You guys think we ever will see a Switch kite review in Kiteworld or Kitesurf magazine!?? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Never because they don't buy any ads in the mag.


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Delmar78 wrote:
You guys think we ever will see a Switch kite review in Kiteworld or Kitesurf magazine!?? :)

Just go to their forum at www.switchkites.com and read yourself the pro's and con's
Dude :cool2:


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:20 pm 
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naishdude wrote:
Delmar78 wrote:
You guys think we ever will see a Switch kite review in Kiteworld or Kitesurf magazine!?? :)

Just go to their forum at www.switchkites.com and read yourself the pro's and con's
Dude :cool2:

Exactly! the switch forum is great, you see some good and some bad. Is pretty transparent. That's what I did before getting mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:26 am 
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yeah, they are good if:
-you are under 80 kg
-and your spot is flat water
-and you are using the big board

other wise the build quality of the kite is good.

switch is notoriously obsessive with low profile wing. so they are slow to turn, hard on the bar and you are not going to get any low wind grunt there.
i have seen personally how 13m Element started to fold its wingtips in 6 or 7 m/sec when other brands 11m kite with same weight kiter did perfectly well.

plus the aftersale value is close to zero....


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:51 am 
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I live in the area where one of the switch owners live,I have seen them testing the new nitros, methods and soon i hear new combats,I have had a go on the new nitro 16 14 and 10.They now have direct rear line attachment and relaunch is hugely improved.Bar pressure is now light.Most other things havent changed.They still have awesome boost and hangtime.I fly switch kites but are not a team rider.Still in my mind the best value kite around.If your after new kites test as many different kites as your can!!!!!They are not everyones cup of tea .


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:43 am 
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Hi Eree:
How about over 560kg (1232pounds) and 61km/h (37.8mph) on a wet, sandy beach? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TimDe5Gb1bE
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eree wrote:
yeah, they are good if:
-you are under 80 kg
-and your spot is flat water
-and you are using the big board


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:16 am 
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I bought a 9m combat at full price 2 months ago and have been riding it in far north queensland for many sessions (aussie), i really like it. It has an old school pull (ie pulls very hard) when turned but is better than the old school c kites. Hooked and unhooked it has inspired me back into learning new tricks, I am pretty stoked on the kite. I ride it with 5th, it is real solid wing - ie no wobble - you know exactly what is going to happen when you load your rail - peooow ping...


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:23 am 
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Hansen Aerosports wrote:
Hi Eree:
How about over 560kg (1232pounds) and 61km/h (37.8mph) on a wet, sandy beach? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TimDe5Gb1bE
Cheers!
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eree wrote:
yeah, they are good if:
-you are under 80 kg
-and your spot is flat water
-and you are using the big board

big lolz!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Switch Kites: are they any good?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:52 pm 
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eree wrote:
yeah, they are good if:
-you are under 80 kg
-and your spot is flat water
-and you are using the big board

other wise the build quality of the kite is good.

switch is notoriously obsessive with low profile wing. so they are slow to turn, hard on the bar and you are not going to get any low wind grunt there.
i have seen personally how 13m Element started to fold its wingtips in 6 or 7 m/sec when other brands 11m kite with same weight kiter did perfectly well.

plus the aftersale value is close to zero....



what ? I'm out on E 13 in 9-10 ms and it's rock solid. only issue is that I'm so over powered that I'm depowering and losing steering input control because back lines are so slack. 80 kg on strapless Slingy Celeritas..


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