Switch kites - anyone used them?

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dredsurfer
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:25 am

Hi folks,
Anyone out there used Switch kites. They look good but I don't know anyone who has tried them. Interested in people's experiences. Especially if you have used the Element4
Thanks!
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:45 pm

I've got the light wind helium and it's a stunning kite far better than the contra, zephyrs, etc i demoed. Bill Hansen is a proper genius my only criticism is the controller bar (mines the v2, there is now a v3 but they are similar) which feels budget but my rrd bar works fine so not an issue. That said the switch is much more solid than most bars and has a lot of adjustment possible.

A lot of people at my local beach use them from element, nitro to method. Got say they seem really good, there is a demo scheme you can use too. If I'd not got a lucky deal on another brand I'd probably have a quiver of elements.

Where you based?
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mercakite
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:41 am

Hi dredsurfer!

I wrote a video unboxing review on my blog last week and you can check it there http://www.mercakite.com/switch-element ... -unboxing/.

I bought a 7m element v4 and I'm really surprised because the kite works perfect. It's an easy kite to surf waves, to learn and even it has a lot of hang time. Before I bought it, I also tried the nitro5 in 10 meters and definetely it has the highest hang time I've ever seen. More even than the EVO. This Nitro works fine too, but, eventually I chose the Element because I think is more an all performance kite.

A friend of mine who has a full quiver of NEO's, after testing my Element just said WOW :shock: "You should buy the full quiver!" He was testing my element and my new waveboard, a ksp fish wave.

The post is written in Spanish but I guess that You can translate it into english with google translator, but If you need more info, don't hesitate to contact me.

Ohh, I forgot the main reason. The price. PVP was and is 714€, shipment included. I think that this is a great price for a seasonal kite.

Take Care,
Jose
BrightonSurf
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:21 pm

I purchased an element v1 when they first came on the scene. Quality of the kite was very good. Back then the designs and bar/safety was behind the competition. from what I have read they have come a long way in their designs since then. Prices are very competitive compared to retail although there are a lot of other deals about with manufacturers dumping stock through schools etc. switch make good kites and they are a very friendly company. Spares are easy and cheap to get to.
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