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by icedub
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chicken loop line replacement help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Chicken loop line replacement help?

I ordered several parts to replace on my V2 controller that were worn. The safety/quick release line was an easy replacement, but now I'm on to the chicken loop line. The help videos start with a bar already taken apart with no line. Any tips for how to remove the existing line so it goes smoothly? ...
by icedub
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back line knots on Element v4
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Back line knots on Element v4

I just watched the Switch.tv video on the Element v5 three knot settings. Since I'm on Element v4's which of the two knots that come with it would be considered the "standard" calibration? The upper (closer to the kite), or lower?
by icedub
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greatly improved shipping time
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Greatly improved shipping time

Just wanted to give kudos for the increasingly speedy shipping to the USA. I grabbed a 5m Element V4 from the factory outlet 6 days ago and it just showed up on my doorstep in Vermont! Way to go Switch (and USPS and whatever Chinese shipping company got my kite the hell out of the PRC). :D
by icedub
Wed May 25, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?

FWIW: I picked up a slightly used 2015 Axis Division kiteboard in a 133 x 40. I was hoping for their smallest size (128 x 38) but the dude at KHawk assured me that they ride small. I've been really happy with its performance so far. More pop than my Best Spark! Also, I finally completed my quiver! M...
by icedub
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?

I found a pretty good deal on a Nobile NHP 128x39 board (2014 model with straps, new for $299). I wish It was 38cm, but when it comes to 1cm is there really that big of a difference? Do you think that's a good size for me?
by icedub
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?

At your kilos an 128x38 would be more appropriate. That has become very apparent to me! I've found it difficult to find a men's board in that size. Everything that small is covered in pink graphics and branded as a "ladies" board. I don't really care too much about color, but finding it hard to bel...
by icedub
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?

I know this thread is old, but I wanted to update it to say that I pulled the trigger and ordered a 7m Element! I managed to nab the 1/2 priced bar deal on the last day. Now that I have a second bar, I can leave one set with the line extensions off. I still want a 5m Element as well, but for the tim...
by icedub
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bar saftey issue
Replies: 31
Views: 6453

Re: Bar saftey issue

I've noticed that my Controller 2 single line safety has been getting harder and harder to pull through the swivel. Sometimes when the wind dies and the kite crashes into the water (as it is known to do here on the lake), I'll punch out and wrap up my lines. I've been noticing that when the kite isn...
by icedub
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?

@onarope: Great point, I had never considered board size in the mix. What do you think would be a more appropriate size for me for a higher wind board? @naishdude: Ooh, I've never experimented with changing my line length! I suppose that would probably help open up the range on the 7 for me. I agree...
by icedub
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Quiver connundrum: Element 5 or 7?

@kite*hawk and @Jan:) I hear you. I agree that I would probably use the Element 7m more than the 5m, but I'm still concerned that It will top out too soon for me. Why oh why is there no 6m kite in the Switch lineup :?: