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Hellfire Slick
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Looking for a Review on a Switch 12 Meter

Postby Hellfire Slick » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:21 am

I've been kiting for about a season and have been flying a 2010 12M Cabrinha Switchblade. I'm ready to buy a new kite now and looking for a review for the new Switch brand. I'm about 220lbs and looking for a kite with good low end power and a big wind range. What Switch kite model would be best for free riding and boosting ? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Looking for a Review on a Switch 12 Meter

Postby Hansen Design » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:27 am

Hellfire:
Nitro 12.

Hellfire Slick wrote:I've been kiting for about a season and have been flying a 2010 12M Cabrinha Switchblade. I'm ready to buy a new kite now and looking for a review for the new Switch brand. I'm about 220lbs and looking for a kite with good low end power and a big wind range. What Switch kite model would be best for free riding and boosting ? Thanks in advance for your help.
Hellfire Slick

Hellfire Slick
Rare Poster
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:15 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Hell Fire Beach , Wiggins Point , Sharks Tooth, Sand Dollar , Carrot Island, EI and Cape Lookout.
Favorite Beaches: Wiggins Point, Hell Fire
Style: Freestyle
Gear: Cab Switch
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Looking for a Review on a Switch 12 Meter

Postby Hellfire Slick » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:57 am

Thanks for your reply. I was just about to pull the trigger and order a Nitro but read reviews about higher bar pressure on it. I also read about a new kite they are coming out with soon called the Element. I'm going to wait to see if it's an even better choice for me then the Nitro. Anyone out there ride an Element proto yet ?

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Re: Looking for a Review on a Switch 12 Meter

Postby windrupted » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:32 pm

The Nitro has medium bar pressure, not too heavy. I let my friend demo my 10m yesterday and he said it was too light (and he is light himself, 160 or so). He prefers the Methods, he surfs at near pro level and needs that quicker turn.


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