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Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm

Cab Driver wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:02 pm
The 11m Switchblade is a hidden gem. Day after day my retailers sell troves of 12m Switchblades while I quietly ride the 11m (and 9m btw). They all tell me that it's hard to sell the 11m. The 11m turns almost as fast as the 10m and has almost the low end of the 12m. In onshore surf it produces great low end when you need it, it has parked upwind drive, a big wind range, and is okay for drifting (but nothing like our Drifter). The 11m Switchblade has more low end than all 12m kites in the market save a few specialty kites. This is not opinion, but fact. Personally, I ride the 11m over the 12m and I weight 185 pounds.
Please provide independent evidence to support this statement. Thanks.

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Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

Postby Cab Driver » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:18 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Cab Driver wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:02 pm
The 11m Switchblade is a hidden gem. Day after day my retailers sell troves of 12m Switchblades while I quietly ride the 11m (and 9m btw). They all tell me that it's hard to sell the 11m. The 11m turns almost as fast as the 10m and has almost the low end of the 12m. In onshore surf it produces great low end when you need it, it has parked upwind drive, a big wind range, and is okay for drifting (but nothing like our Drifter). The 11m Switchblade has more low end than all 12m kites in the market save a few specialty kites. This is not opinion, but fact. Personally, I ride the 11m over the 12m and I weight 185 pounds.
Please provide independent evidence to support this statement. Thanks.
Go to any demo and see for yourself. I have nothing to gain by pushing someone to an 11m Switchblade over a 12m Switchblade and the fact the kites have amazing low end only helps a potential buyer choose the correct size.

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Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

Postby Spider00de » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm

I bought the 11m SB, hopefully the right decision. We will see :)!

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Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:45 pm

Cab Driver wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:18 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Cab Driver wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:02 pm
The 11m Switchblade has more low end than all 12m kites in the market save a few specialty kites. This is not opinion, but fact. Personally, I ride the 11m over the 12m and I weight 185 pounds.
Please provide independent evidence to support this statement. Thanks.
Go to any demo and see for yourself. I have nothing to gain by pushing someone to an 11m Switchblade over a 12m Switchblade and the fact the kites have amazing low end only helps a potential buyer choose the correct size.
:lol:

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Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

Postby Spider00de » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Today I (80kg) had my first session with the SB11. Very nice kite and for me it has an appropriate turning speed. Startet the session with 14 knots average on the directional... after an hour the wind picked up to 18 knots average with max. gusts 26 knots and I switched to the TwinTip. Don't regret my decision.


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