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2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby dudleyhayden » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:15 pm

Hi all....has anyone noticed this issue on the new 2018 Switchy. The bar pressure seems ALOT MORE HEAVIER than last year??? I’m finding that the kite feels way to Stiff compared to last years? Or maybe I’m not Kiting enough!!! Anyone had these issues. 😟😟😟

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby SamPolish » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 pm

Not sure of 2018 but my 2017 was hurting my elbows, sold it and got gts4, could not be happier, low end is not as good but overall so much nicer kite

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby Gonzolinho » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:41 am

The new tube material (Tenacity Dacron....) makes it a bit stiffer, when fully pumped. I have the impression that it also tends to pivot more in the turn/loop than the previous version, although it is only a very minor difference. Just pump it up a bit less if you like it a bit softer, then you have the same feeling as the 2017 one

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby Gonzolinho » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:43 am

SamPolish wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Not sure of 2018 but my 2017 was hurting my elbows, sold it and got gts4, could not be happier, low end is not as good but overall so much nicer kite
a very strange comparison. Might be a Core dealer..... :bye:

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby rleshem » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:12 am

Also Make sure you are on the A setting on the rear lines - closest to the tip.

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:33 am

Just took mine out today. First time on a 10m SB, although I have a 12.

I thought the BP was ok. Not overly heavy but not particularly light either. Had to work it a lot to get back to shore, but no complaints. The 12 is worse.

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby dudleyhayden » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:20 am

Thanks lads.....I found the 2018 also handles the gusts a lot better so that’s a massive plus! Thanks for all the info , a lot of good points. Yes I ride the A setting also.

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby andylc » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:28 pm

So overall bar pressure high, or just good? Planning to demo one v soon.

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby alexeyga » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:38 pm

Gonzolinho wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:43 am
SamPolish wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Not sure of 2018 but my 2017 was hurting my elbows, sold it and got gts4, could not be happier, low end is not as good but overall so much nicer kite
a very strange comparison. Might be a Core dealer..... :bye:
Doesn't matter, Cores are a lot easier on one's arms, especially the GTS-es. SB has always been a phat elephant in that regard.

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Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

Postby dudleyhayden » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:29 pm

andylc wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:28 pm
So overall bar pressure high, or just good? Planning to demo one v soon.
It’s a savage kite mate!


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