Roseee,rooseee wrote:Hello everyone!
At the beginning, I'd like to say hello - I'm new on the forum
Well, I started going kitesurfing in this year, and I really like it!
As you know I'm beginner and I think it's good time for buying my own kite, board and harness
There are a lot of brands which produce kites and boards. My question is - What make of kite should I choose ?
I'm thinking about North, Cabrinha, Ozone, Nobile..
I want to have well-built kite (I mean very good quality)
I always go freeride.
What do you think about Cabrinha Swichblade ? Is it well-built kite ?
I've read about North Evo 2013 recently and you are delighted of that one!:)
What about board ?
I'd like to buy something from Nobile, but their boards are a bit expensive.
I keep waiting for your answer
I learned on the element, and have had no problems with the quick release depower. I've had to pull it before, twice. Once on a landing gone wrong, and after I pullled it, my kite tumbled directly downwind of me, but never dragged me nor did I lose my balance. The other time was I couldn't go upwind and got too close to some rocks, so pulled it so I could wrap my lines and walk out. I feel that the elements safety is adequate for any one, as long as they are trained on what to do in a bad scenario.UKSurf wrote:Switch Element is a great kite for a beginner in that it is very stable. My only hesitation on recommending it is the bar's safety does not offer 100% depower and so is more suited to intermediate riders and beyond.
Nothing wrong with the Switchblade for a beginner. It eats gusts, isn't too fast to handle, and has an all around good freeride feel, and isn't half bad in waves. Plus as his skill improves, he won't be looking for a better intermediate kite. A tiny bit harder to relaunch than some of the others, and a bit expensive, but nothing is perfect.UKSurf wrote:I do not think the Switchblade is a good kite for a beginner. Evo is a good beginner kite.