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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby felixp » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:02 pm

Website is all fixed .
Sorry for the inconvenience ...

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby Dave K » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:27 am

Thanks for the fix Felix. I ordered a 12m Element today. Thought for sure I would replace my 2010 12m Switchblade with a Nitro but the reviews, and one of my Switch riding kiting buddies, both convinced me otherwise.

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby ArneB » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:26 am

Thinking of replacing my Vegas for Legacy V2 kites. Do not have a chance test and I do not see them on my local beach, so did a bit of research, my worries are:

1) Legacy needs a low front line V split (so I need to convert my North 5th element bar)?
2) Legacy is not a kite designed for (mega)loops?
3) Legacy does not sell in 7m, why is this?

Does anyone have experience with this kite and can compare with Vegas?

Apologies if this has already been discussed, but could not find any definitive answers.

Thanks

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby felixp » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:00 pm

Hi Arne.
Great questions.
1) Legacy needs a low front line V split (so I need to convert my North 5th element bar)?
Yes - The kite needs to be flown on a 5th line. Splitting low.
2) Legacy is not a kite designed for (mega)loops?
The legacy is designed for Pop tricks. It can be looped but you will feel the power more than most kites. Element6 loops better.
3) Legacy does not sell in 7m, why is this?
It does not sell in a 7m as most riders don't really use kites smaller than a 8m in this style of riding. Not a huge market for small true wake style kites.
The new Element6 in the smaller sizes would work. If you are looking to loop. Lot more user friendly for the masses.

Hope this helps a little.
Regards
Felix.

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby SimonP » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:03 am

The Legacy mega-loops very well, if you are brave enough. The small ones whip around pretty fast and the yank is huge.
The 8m Legacy can be used in very strong winds, it is very stable and has heaps of depower. It can handle more wind than the 7m Combat I was using previously. I have an old (2009) 6m RPM as well, but I prefer the Legacy.

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby trickcoach » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:45 pm

ArneB wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:26 am
Thinking of replacing my Vegas for Legacy V2 kites. Do not have a chance test and I do not see them on my local beach, so did a bit of research, my worries are:

1) Legacy needs a low front line V split (so I need to convert my North 5th element bar)?
2) Legacy is not a kite designed for (mega)loops?
3) Legacy does not sell in 7m, why is this?

Does anyone have experience with this kite and can compare with Vegas?

Apologies if this has already been discussed, but could not find any definitive answers.

Thanks
Arne ,

in my opinion the Legacy equals or surpasses the Vegas for unhooked tricks , moving to this kite made me friendly with unhooking in stronger winds and I am not scared to go for powered low mobes in 30kts on my 8m , and this comes from an old man (just turned 45 last week). No real need for a 7m legacy as when it is nuking over 35kts I would move onto the Nitro or Element for big air ...

about loops and megaloops , well I'd say it loops very well on the faster settings but its not made for sissies ... you have to engage , commit and you'll get a nice kick , but this feels so much nicer than those plug and loop kites with no flavor !!!

Here's a clip from yesterdays session on the 8m with 25/28kts winds ... https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 4525910246

Cheers

Nick

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby Osprey1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:10 pm

Nick. Nice riding!

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Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Postby ArneB » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. Might actually be able to test a Legacy soon, will let you know my experience...


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