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Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination

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Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination

Postby hellomaui » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:45 am

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Re: Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination

Postby Eltreato » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:24 pm

I watched this months ago, the wing looks interesting. It seems there is so little info about them out there. Is this your review? If so, how do you like it now?

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Re: Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination

Postby fluidity » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:05 am

I'm curious too but after Switchkites moved their HQ from New Zealand and let go their designer Bill Hansen and another key staff member they now outsource the designs and I don't see them as actually retaining any character. Their 3 forums got chopped to 2 after some redneck instructer posted nasty stuff about their old quick releases and the sales guy I dealt with after they shifted overseas had more ego than he had customer PR skills when I queried their volatile marketing pricings and tax charge changes.

Looking at the wing in the video I'm thinking the leading edge diameter is a little on the small size for good pumping?
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Re: Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination

Postby SimonP » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:36 pm

I have the Switch 4.0 and my other wings are F-One Swings 5.0 and 3.5. The Switch wing is definitely higher performance than the F-one Swings; faster, better upwind, and handles gusts better. The canopy is more stable and less prone to back-winding than the F-Ones. The downside is it is a bit heavier and more twitchy when riding one handed.
I prefer the Switch 4.0 going upwind and the F-One Swing 3.5 on downwinders.

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