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Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby Dave_5280 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:33 pm

Anyone had recent experience with Switch Kites?

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:21 pm

The company or the product?

I had a Nitro3 14 for a couple of weeks in NZ, March this year... what do you want to know?

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby eree » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:19 pm

i guess you answered Daves question :lol:

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby Dave_5280 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:53 pm

They are priced right but how is the performance, durability, turning speed, overall value?

They have had time for a few generations of improvements so I'm wanting to know if they might be a good choice.

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby jats2k9 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:03 pm

I have Element 2 13m and Element 3 9m. The E2 is a great kite. I have had fellow kiters launch my kite, and they have run to me after to tell me they were impresed how strong the kite felt. Quality wise, they beat major brands. As to performance, relaunch is almost instantly. The element sits on the wingtip waiting for you to pull the steering line. It's a very stable kite with a good direct drive feeling. I cannot tell you yet about the E3 because I just got it, and season is off in my location right now. However, others say it is even better than the E2.
Best I can tell you, is to contact one team rider and demo the kites.

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby TilmanHH » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:43 pm

Try it out. You can send the kite back and get the money back if you don´t like it. I have two Element2s and I love them.

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby switchkites » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:56 pm

Hello Dave_5280:
Thank you for your interest in Switch kites!

We are entering our 4th year and building a strong global brand with quality products and customer-direct pricing. Our latest releases are Element3 and Nitro3 which are improved C-Hybrid SLE kites with fixed, no-pulley bridles.

Switch proudly supports kiteforum as an advertising sponsor. We also maintain a Switch-specific forum: http://switchkites.com/forum/, an active Facebook page and our product pages have user-posted reviews. In one of these locations you will definitely find answers to your specific questions on new model performance, range, turning speed, bar pressure, re-launch and durability.

As Tillman noted, we also offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee http://switchkites.com/guarantee/ allowing you to determine if our latest Switch product is the one for you.
Cheers!

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby Comar » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:28 pm

I had a quiver of Element 1 for a season and a quiver of Element 2 for another season.

The quality is really, really good and yes, better than many majors.

The kites flying good, and are very versatile, not the best in wave or in freestyle but you can do both without problem.

But i found the confortable wind range very limited...

The low end is not very good and the high end very bad...

So, in my opinion they are good for regular steady conditions.

In my spot where the wind can be gusty and strong, they're the worse kites I had.

And i use to fly very old C kites so i think i know how to calm down a kite.

I only speak about Element V1 and V2, don't know the others model, on my spot there is on guy on Method and he seems to be fine.

I usually have a 2 kites quiver (7 and 10m) but with the Element i need 3 or 4 sizes.

So, give it a try first and he depend of the wind you get.

Honnestly for me the general performances were not as good as some other kites i fly.

But the compagny is very reliable and get a great customers/after sale service, ship fast, answer fast, really nice people behind the phone, all the spare part are available at good price.

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby Faxie » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:51 pm

I found the range to be quite good... can ride the Element 9m from 16-17 all the way to 32-34. Maybe change the barthrow a little?

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Re: Switch Kites thoughts?

Postby Comar » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:56 pm

I tried already :wink:
Anyway i don't ride Switch anymore, just to share my experience.


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