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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby rleshem » Mon May 05, 2014 3:19 pm

Is the bar pressure different? Which is lighter?

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby markchatwin » Mon May 05, 2014 6:40 pm

I read the Switch kites return policy. Though it seems really generous in that they would take back an "undamaged" kite within 30 days if you don't like it I wonder how well it would sit with them for future purchases. i.e. - I wonder if it's a one time only thing?

Has anyone else on this board ever returned a kite to them? How was the vibe?

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby NHKitesurfer » Tue May 06, 2014 2:02 am

magnil wrote:
NHKitesurfer wrote:I'll see if I can get my friend to chime in who rides both, but his SB is 11m and Nitro3 is 8m so it may not be the best comparison.


Have you heard what your friend thinks? Really need more input!


He was on his 8m Nitro3 this weekend (I was on my 10m) in 15 gusting to 40 (no lie) and he had a great session with his Nitro3. So much so that he's replacing his 11m SB with either a 10m or 12m Nitro3.

I am really impressed with the upwind ability, quickness and depower of the kite.

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby NHKitesurfer » Tue May 06, 2014 2:02 am

magnil wrote:
NHKitesurfer wrote:I'll see if I can get my friend to chime in who rides both, but his SB is 11m and Nitro3 is 8m so it may not be the best comparison.


Have you heard what your friend thinks? Really need more input!


He was on his 8m Nitro3 this weekend (I was on my 10m) in 15 gusting to 40 (no lie) and he had a great session with his Nitro3. So much so that he's replacing his 11m SB with either a 10m or 12m Nitro3.

I am really impressed with the upwind ability, quickness and depower of the kite.

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby heinzbush » Tue May 06, 2014 10:37 am

NHKitesurfer wrote:
magnil wrote:
NHKitesurfer wrote:So much so that he's replacing his 11m SB with either a 10m or 12m Nitro3.


which year?

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby Kamikuza » Wed May 07, 2014 6:57 am

rleshem wrote:Is the bar pressure different? Which is lighter?

Much the same but the pulley-less Nitro felt crisper at the bar...

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby xray » Wed May 07, 2014 10:35 am

I found the switchblade to be quite spongy and indirect when you pull the bar towards you, my Fuse acts much more like a gashandle in this aspect.. How is the Nitro?

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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby experienced1 » Thu May 08, 2014 8:26 pm

XRay...you talking about the 2014 SB?
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Re: Switchblade 2014 vs Switchkites Nitro V3?

Postby heinzbush » Thu May 08, 2014 11:03 pm

http://gleiten.tv/index.php/video/ac...1569/page/345/

unfortunately it's in German... the key messages translated:
- very good build quality... but they mentioned there is not a lot of dacron on the "edges" of the kite
- good lowend
- easy to jump, good lift, but hangtime not on par with other kites
- quite fast
- low bar pressure
- depower should be pulled a bit (kite is delivered slightly "oversheeted")
- not a lot of power during kiteloops (very tight radius)
- a little bit of drift for waves
- "ok" for wakestyle and "little" release... fine for a freerider who wants to do some tricks
- easy to fly and versatile
- good value for money


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