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by GWS
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Kite Prices - over $1000
Replies: 15
Views: 923

Re: New Kite Prices - over $1000

When I look the web site still shows a 30-50% discount banner. The kites I looked at are all under AUD$1000 (up to 9-10m depending on model). That's still half the price of the major brands for arguably as good a kite, if not better. I didn't like the "buy two things" deal, but I guess that could be...
by GWS
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 4 wishlist
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Helium 4 wishlist

I have been amazed at the relaunch of my Helium 2 15.5 and the Helium 3 12m. In conditions where I thought relaunch was not possible they almost automatically self-relaunched. About the only gripe I have about the Helium 3 is the yellow leading edge. The yellow gets stained really easily from any di...
by GWS
Thu May 09, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FROM SWITCH IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 308
Views: 89238

Re: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FROM SWITCH IN THE FUTURE

A couple of things on my micro-wishlist. Kites need to have black or dark grey leading edges for the full length. The yellow leading edge on my Helium 3 gets dirty and some of the dirt marks cannot be cleaned off. I quite like the old black kites with the coloured tips. I like black kites with colou...
by GWS
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: 12m low end - differences between Helium and Element (and Nitro)
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: 12m low end - differences between Helium and Element (and Nitro)

I honestly cannot say whether my Switch kites are the best kites ever. I have no idea. What I can say is that I can do whatever anybody else can do, and a fair bit that other people cannot do. That's partly because I am fairly competent, I try hard to master stuff, ride a lot, and I ride an extremel...
by GWS
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 7?
Replies: 31
Views: 2414

Re: Nitro 7?

Ok. How about an 8? How about any size Nitro with a foil?
by GWS
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strut Wrinkles
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Strut Wrinkles

The older Elements have wrinkles across the strut fabric, usually at the first seem back from the leading edge and about half way down the strut. They're usually only visible when the kite is sitting nose down on the ground. I have had kites (from other manufacturers) where those winkles cause fatig...
by GWS
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 7?
Replies: 31
Views: 2414

Re: Nitro 7?

Anybody riding the Nitro 7 on a foil? What do you think of it? Looking at the Nitro 7 as an alternative to the Ozone Edge.
by GWS
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 7?
Replies: 31
Views: 2414

Re: Nitro 7?

Mais c'est une psycho de chez storm!!! Qu'est qu'elle fait là????? 🤔🤔 But it's a psycho from storm !!! What is she doing here ????? I have to admit I was a bit peeved by all the comments talking about the H3 being re-branded Storm kites. I don't really care as long as they're good kites. But... I l...
by GWS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switch Element V6
Replies: 233
Views: 60196

Re: Switch Element V6

The key word is "allows", not "requires". You can foil with a kite in less wind than other boards. The kite doesn't actually generate any more power. You can just get away with less of it. There's no reason why you can't handle a bigger kite on a foil in similar winds to those you would on a surfboa...
by GWS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switch Element V6
Replies: 233
Views: 60196

Re: Switch Element V6

Rather than buy a new kite (especially one that doesn't exist like a 1 strut Element 6 7m), you would be better off working on your foiling skills. You sound like you're very much a beginner foiler. It's tempting to buy new kites and smaller kites when you think you're overpowered, and smaller kites...