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by Jan:)
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 4?
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

Re: Helium 4?

What information are you looking for?

I had the Helium 3 and now got the Helium 4.
It feels pretty much the same with minor changes, mostly in construction.
by Jan:)
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which bars work with switch kites?
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

If you know what you are doing, you can make most bars work. You want a low V bar. And you might have to change the pigtails on the lines as some bars have a different setup there. I know for North/Duotone you had to switch the pigtails between front- and backlines. I have used a slingshot bar in th...
by Jan:)
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 8231

Re: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore

I bring it up because the mentioning of price. ... I never mentioned Bill. Not sure why you are bringing him up? You bring up this topic in about every other thread here and in pretty much every thread about Switchkites on kiteforum. So for you, it seems important. For me it is simple. In kitesurfi...
by Jan:)
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 8231

Re: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore

I certainly belive that buyers if returning products should not be abliged to fork out 100's of pounds to be able to return an item. Is that what you call good customer service? This sounds nice in theory, but also extremely costly. And these costs would eventually have to be payed by all the other...
by Jan:)
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 8231

Re: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore

For a kite that you didn't even develop. I wouldn't call that cheap. .... The other brands payed for the development costs ofcourse. But maybe the deal Switch got for using their designs wasn't that great, who knows. What makes you think the current designer for Switchkites got a bad deal? And real...
by Jan:)
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 8231

Re: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore

Not sure what makes you think I speak for Switchkites in this matter - because I am not.

If Switchkites put wrong customs and shipping information on the packages, they really should help you out.
by Jan:)
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 8231

Re: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore

How much can I expect to pay for a 12m nitro 7 with bar delivered to the UK. A delivered price, not a consult your tax department to find out the additional charges. I’m too lazy 😂 It should be 2.7% customs and 20% import vat - so about 23.24%. Yet somehow the kites costed less, with inhouse develo...
by Jan:)
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 8231

Re: Why you shouldn't buy a switch kite anymore

Not sure I got everything right. So first issue is the shipping costs for returning the item? I agree the fact that you have to pay the return charges, makes returning items less appealing. But this policy has been in place since the first day they implemented the return guarantee and it is written ...
by Jan:)
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3 7sqm frontstall?
Replies: 14
Views: 3354

Re: Helium 3 7sqm frontstall?

In light winds you somply cannot let go of the bar unless you have some sort of stopper. At least I never tried a kite where this would work. And I tried all the wave/foilkites from the major companies lately. If you need both hands to handle the foil, you need to put the stock stopper back in or yo...
by Jan:)
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium to E5 Comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Helium to E5 Comparison

I had the E5 in 5,7,9 and now the H3 in 7,10 and soon 12. Not sure about the chart... The low end on the H3 7m² and E5 7m² is about the same, even after flying them back to back. That is on a surfboard. The top end is a bit better on the H3 or rather the range where the kite feels like it is the rig...