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2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby nckiter26 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:50 pm

Ok, I'm an intermediate rider doing mainly rolls, some loops, and working in unhooking. I ride about 70% of the time on a twintip, 30% on a surfboard. I've tried both kites, actually I've tried numerous kites, and I'm looking at making a quiver change to one of these two kites.

I like the speed and responsiveness of the Razor, and I like the stability and construction of the Switchblade. I also prefer the Cabrinha bar, mainly because of the protective sleeve over the depower line.

So, any long-term thoughts on these two kites?

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby el_guestos » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:10 am

Can't comment on the razor, but I've tried a few Switchblades, I've always found them super stable with awesome hang time...but a little slow, one of the best if you want to pull big air though

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby Westozzy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:34 pm

Razor for looping, unhooked, and very stable. And has a plastic sheath on the depower. Razor will take you further in your progression. But the SB is dependable, stable etc. talk to johnB is it? He loves his razors.

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby Janus » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:31 pm

Razor.
Guess what I'm riding... ;-)

Did you try the "less depower" setting? Makes the Razor a bit slower / stable but with good bar input it still turns fast. (I put the 7 & 5 on less depower and slower steering, the 10 on fast and more depower)
What size did you try?

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby knotwindy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:47 am

i think the Cabrinha depowers to both front lines just as the Razor does, so maybe you can use the Razor with the Cab bar/lines?

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby L0KI » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:26 am

Westozzy wrote:Razor for looping, unhooked, and very stable. And has a plastic sheath on the depower. Razor will take you further in your progression. But the SB is dependable, stable etc. talk to johnB is it? He loves his razors.

OZ-He is asking about the OR Razor, not the Airush Razor.

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby nckiter26 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:18 pm

Janus wrote:Razor.
Guess what I'm riding... ;-)

Did you try the "less depower" setting? Makes the Razor a bit slower / stable but with good bar input it still turns fast. (I put the 7 & 5 on less depower and slower steering, the 10 on fast and more depower)
What size did you try?


Yeah I tried the 12 on the fastest setting/more due power. I may try that if I get a 8m.

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Re: 2012 Switchblade or OR Razor

Postby dyyylan » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:12 pm

if you're working on unhooking id recommend against the switchblade. its a great beginner and old man kite and is good for jumping, decent at surfing waves. but the unhooked sweet spot is really small and gives a massive surge of power when trying to unhook (like all bow/sle kites but worse). the lines are also crap and stretch really easily

if you want a kite you can actually learn tricks on id go for something more c-shaped if not an actual kite


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