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by jyetley
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium to E5 Comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Helium to E5 Comparison

Please help a potential buyer understand the advantages between the older E5 to the newer Heliums sizes in 7m and/or 9m for foiling and surfing. Thanks One thing I don't understand is why the range shifts up 2 or 3 knots on the low-end for these two kites sizes. Seems to me that a lighter weight foi...
by jyetley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 6m
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Helium 6m

Element6's are robust 5-strut kites. Too heavy to be considered a foiling kite.
by jyetley
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3
Replies: 133
Views: 36289

Re: Helium 3

I currently foil with an E5 9m and E5 7m. Often the 9m is too heavy to get out into the light stuff with other foilers, who are using 10m. And often the 7m is too large to foil in more than 25mph. Most people use 5m or 6m kites for 20-30mph conditions. What kite quiver should I upgrade to? My kites ...
by jyetley
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3
Replies: 133
Views: 36289

Re: Helium 3

We need a 6m H3 to make a 3-kite foiling quiver. Any LEI larger than 10m is unnecessary. 10/8/6 would be perfect. 7m is too large. Considering switching to Ozone Enduro or Slingshot SST to maintain consistency.
by jyetley
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 6m
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Helium 6m

Why are Helium's sold as foiling kites, but not sold in common foiling sizes? Most manufacturers sell 4, 5, and 6m kites for foiling. Switch doesn't sell even a 6m. I have bought a new quiver of Switch kites every year, since the Nitro II came out. Last year, I bought two quivers. This year, I'd lik...
by jyetley
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Second Hand Market Place
Topic: USA Nitro5 Quiver 7-9-12-16
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

USA Nitro5 Quiver 7-9-12-16

Leaving on long international kite trip soon, so I'm looking to purchase a new quiver of Switch Nitros, despite this quiver being near perfect. All kites used in Minnesota"s fresh water, grass launches, and low UV conditions. Always meticulously cared for. 10 years of kiting experience. 16m N5, use ...
by jyetley
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Second Hand Market Place
Topic: Nitro V5 9m (Minnesota)
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

Nitro V5 9m (Minnesota)

No issues or repairs. Great Kite, I currently have the V5 7m, 9m, 12m, and 16m. This nice 9m is only 12 months old, black/orange, and in very good condition. Well cared for, primarily fresh water, and low UV exposure. Very little use due to poor snow conditions this past winter. $500 or best offer. ...
by jyetley
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro5 main bladder replacement (my observations and a quest
Replies: 9
Views: 2909

Re: Nitro5 main bladder replacement (my observations and a q

Well said Huili88. I'm also surprised more people don't complain about this issue and don't understand why Switch continues to uses this design. If you don't have the right equipment and technique you will surely damage your new bladder or the Dacron holes of your kite. The only video I've seen from...
by jyetley
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Second Hand Market Place
Topic: 14m Nitro4 with or without V2 Bar (USA)
Replies: 4
Views: 2814

Re: 14m Nitro4 with or without V2 Bar (USA)

Sold for $450. Included a new V3 bar for $315 and ordered a 16m N5. Everyone wins!
by jyetley
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controller 2 - worn flagout and slack load lines
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: Controller 2 - worn flagout and slack load lines

The person who sold you the bar probably replaced the Chickenloop Line without properly tuning the bar. (These lines come longer then necessary and need to be trimmed to their proper length.) So moving your trim ball up 4-6 inches, tying a new knot, and cut off the excess is the right solution. At t...