hi, are cabrinha 2012 lines that bad then? i was contemplating a 2012 switchblade but i have recently just found negative reviews every where re: lines stretching, bladders leaking, slow, heavy bar pressure etc... I have owned slingshot kites and never had a problem with the bar or lines... as with ozone... perhaps i need to re think this...
just confused why you would buy a 2012 kite and change the lines to the 2013 version, surely makes financial sense just to buy the 2013
they are fine they just stretch really bad, I don't know why they don't prestretch them like other brands. 2012 switchblade is fine if thats what youre looking for, i got rid of mine because they were holding me back for unhooking.
2012 bladders seemed solid, and the canopy is a really good material (not like 2010/2011). bar pressure is like an old c-kite and its probably one of the slowest turning kites on the market
if you like that then its a good kite for you. some of the old kooks here are complaining that the 2013 switchblade doesn't have enough bar pressure and they can't feel the kite (because it matters a lot when you ride back and forth in a straight line)