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by GWS
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 4 wishlist
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Helium 4 wishlist

What is "flap to stick"?
by GWS
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which bars work with switch kites?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

Any single line flag out bar will work.
by GWS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: WTF Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: WTF Switch

I don't understand all the complaining. The prices are the same as they ever were. The 40-50% sale thing is a bit naff, but every other business does the same. I don't care. The prices are the same. The customer has always had to pay taxes and duties. I have always structured my purchases to stay un...
by GWS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switch Element V6
Replies: 238
Views: 64720

Re: Switch Element V6

Guessing it might be this. It looks a bit Helium like to me. I'm guessing Helium structure, Element weight and robustness. No pulleys. https://www.facebook.com/SwitchKites/photos/a.118277701558223/2570089716376997/?type=3&theater https://scontent.fmel7-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69212346_2570089719710...
by GWS
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Kite Prices - over $1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1484

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: 5
Views: 392

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: 312
Views: 94636

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: 1144

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: 3002

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: 211

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...