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by icedub
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Helium?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Heliu

The Nitro 12M would be a fun kite for lighter winds, but not the ultimate light wind kite. Okay, this did it for me! Nitro 12m it is. If I lived on the coast where the wind was super stable 10mph, I'd go Helium, but this lake (champlain) does not have steady wind very often. Maybe I'll expand to a ...
by icedub
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Helium?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Heliu

Thanks All! I would either go Nitro 12M or 13M element. I really appreciate everyone's input. I’m about 80% of the way there on the Nitro. From reading the reviews, it seems that one or two people mentioned that the performance on the low end is not as great as they had hoped. That makes me hesitate...
by icedub
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Helium?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Heliu

I still haven't been able to pull the trigger on my light wind kite. Everyone here in the forum recommends the Element for my requirements. It's funny, whenever I've asked Switch directly about this (Felix via email and Susie via live chat), they both push heavily toward the nitro. I almost ordered ...
by icedub
Wed May 31, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controller 3 Replace Magnet
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: Controller 3 Replace Magnet

Great idea! Any chance you can post a photo?
by icedub
Wed May 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is controller 4 in development?
Replies: 173
Views: 61864

Re: Is controller 4 in development?

Given that the Controller 3 is out of stock, how close are we at this point?
by icedub
Mon May 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching from Element to Nitro advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: Switching from Element to Nitro advice?

I think in the end it mostly depends on your level and riding style. Thanks Faxie. I do appreciate that the Element stays in the air really well. I'd say that my riding style is freeride primarily. Maybe I'm just getting tripped up by the idea that the Element's charactaristsics make it an ideal su...
by icedub
Mon May 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching from Element to Nitro advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Switching from Element to Nitro advice?

I’m starting to think about the next round of kites I’d like to fly and am considering a switch to Nitro from Element and was hoping to get some advice. I'm a 125lb (57kg) intermediate rider from Vermont currently flying 5-7-9 Elements and a 12m Mutiny Surf kite. I love the stability and ease of the...
by icedub
Tue May 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 12 or 13m Helium in the works?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: 12 or 13m Helium in the works?

Yes, last we heard they were prototyping one strut 7-9-12m foil orientated kites. So a 12m one strut when it comes out would be your best option. I saw that thread and am excited to see it. My understanding was that the one-strut would be intended for foiling only. I'd be riding it in light wind wi...
by icedub
Mon May 15, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 12 or 13m Helium in the works?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

12 or 13m Helium in the works?

I'm a 125lb (57kg) intermediate rider from Vermont looking for a light wind kite. I think the 15.5m helium would be way too much kite for me and am hoping for something closer to 12 or 13m with light wind charactaristics: Easy to go upwind, stays in the air during lulls, easy to relaunch. Makes me w...
by icedub
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Helium?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Heliu

Thank you all! It sounds like the 13M element is the unanimous choice. Now I just have to wait until the v6 comes out to grab a v5 from the factory outlet :D

Last question: How's the bar pressure on the 13m element? The bar pressure on my v4 9m Element is about as much as I can handle.