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Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:14 pm

Switch Kites News:

Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

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Switch Kiteboarding announced today, the arrival of their Element4 All-Terrain kite. The all new Element4 is the latest refinement of the popular Element line.

This mid-aspect ratio 3 strut open C design, supported rock solid by a pulley free compact bridle, features a tight pivotal turn, smooth power delivery and incredible wind range.

The kite is designed for water, land and snow. Perfect for barrel hunting in Hawaii, free riding your local lake or exploring the snow covered backcountry in the Alps.

Switch vehemently insists this is not marketing talk. “We welcome anyone to prove us wrong”. Take the Element4 out for some serious sessions - completely risk free since covered by a 30 day money back guarantee.

Incredible performance, quality and value bundled with free global shipping, lifetime warranty and 100% satisfaction guaranteed – what else can you ask for?

Sorry - comes without wind guarantee.

Sizes: 15, 13, 11, 9, 7 and 5m

Starting Price US$ 530.00 with free global delivery.

http://switchkites.com/element4.html?


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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby L0KI » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:06 am

Looks like a very good kite. :thumb:

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby bigcane » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:13 pm

Nice drone footage of how Felix rides side-on conditions, it gives a good view of how he puts it all together. He seems to redirect the kite towards the beach after the bottom turn earlier than i do, so something to try on my next session. Good looking kite as well!

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby styleito » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:16 pm

That wave riding footage was perfectly filmed IMO.
Far enough away to see the kite, rider, and wave at the same time.
But, also close enough to see the bar and how the kite reacts to input.
Nice riding as well.

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby pmania » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:50 pm

What is the trick called he does on 2:10/2:11 and which harness is he riding with ?

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby L0KI » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:02 pm

The drones are really making the marketing of kites easier.
So many past kiting videos show a rider or a kite and rarely both.
And when they did show both... the helicopter was too far away to get a really good shot.
The drone footage here is really very, very good. :thumb:

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby marlboroughman » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:52 am

Breath of fresh air in promo videos :thumb: watched few times. Felix kite flying in the waves struck me too. Kite looks great.

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby therussiann » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:44 am

i am new to kiting and doing research before i buy a kite. so far from what i read some of the best all around kites free / surf are the Naish Pivot and 2015 liquid force envy so how would this kite stand up to those especially considering the price is half.

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:10 am

therussiann wrote:i am new to kiting and doing research before i buy a kite. so far from what i read some of the best all around kites free / surf are the Naish Pivot and 2015 liquid force envy so how would this kite stand up to those especially considering the price is half.
Go with the Element. You won't notice any differences yet...

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Re: Switch Launches Element4 All-Terrain Kite

Postby therussiann » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:41 am

hmm it seems like all the reviews ( not many out there but some ) are mostly good, i am 200 pounds with 10 / 20 mph winds and in dec i think higher (oahu) do you think th 13m will be fine for me i read that they are .5+ size so the 11 is actually 11.5 and 13 is 13.5 and so on


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