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NotSoOldNick
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Re: Switch Nano? Yay or Nay?

Postby NotSoOldNick » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:15 pm

I ride a 12m element 7 which I enjoy a lot, despite its weight on the heavier side: is smooth, stable, and still pivots surprisingly really. Great quality build too.
I'm also looking for a smaller kite to replace my aging 11m F1, and was therefore contemplating a nano, enticed by the promises of Switch.
But then I found this review, which put me off a fair bit:
https://www.wetestkites.com/2020/09/27/ ... itch-nano/
I'll probably aim at a different option ...

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Re: Switch Nano? Yay or Nay?

Postby SimonP » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:32 am

I'm not sure what they are going on about in that review. I never noticed an on/off feel, but then I spent years riding C kites. I liked it a bit more than the later model Elements, especially surfing or foiling.

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Re: Switch Nano? Yay or Nay?

Postby Faxie » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:37 pm

I can't even call it a review...

Sounds to me like the bar pressure declines rapidly when sheeting out, something you can prefer or not, or can get adjusted to in time, but other than that... New Ozone Catalyst does it too, and I personally didn't like it, but I don't hear others complain about it.

The weight though.... it seems very heavy, not something that helps for the conditions the kite is designed for.

Element is pretty linear in it's bar pressure while sheeting if my memory serves me right.

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Re: Switch Nano? Yay or Nay?

Postby whycantihaveau » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:39 pm

Positive mini-review here:


Still curious to hear from more Nano owners given the negative review from WTK.

I'd be choosing between a 10m element or nano to fill a gap between my 8m and 12m cab switchblades.


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