Nitro 6 Reviews !

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waterstart
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:35 pm

Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:23 pm

I have 12 and 8 and very happy with that quiver.

If I would buy 3 kites then I would go probably 14, 11 and 7 to get better high end.
Or 17 Helium, 12 and 8. :)
dudux2
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:07 pm

Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:51 pm

I have 12 and 8. The same

You complete with 15 Helium, or 5 Element
Damian
Posts: 63
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:49 pm

Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:40 pm

I had my first session on 8m Nitro 6 the other day. Very impressed with the kite. Very smooth and jumps very well! No delay in turning like with my old kites. Fast turning with just perfect bar pressure. My kind a kite. :)
Gautiou
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 3:17 pm

Sat May 06, 2017 11:25 am

I tested my Nitros 6 12 and 8m yesterday and i love it. The 12m turns quickly like a 10. Great for boosting. Hangtime is amazing. I succeeded to surf with the 8m. It's the perfect all-round kite. Before i ride Cabrinha Switchblade but i prefer the Nitro for his direct bar feel and quicker turning (Sorry for my language because i'm french).
Ibrahim
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 12, 2017 4:34 pm

Fri May 12, 2017 4:40 pm

Been using Cabrinha Switchblade 2016 lately (my fav so far) as an early-intermediate kiter.

Thinking to move into Nitro6. Can anyone have a comparison? For 12m SB has a great lowend but rather slow.

For 9m, it's not that fun at all. So for 9m I def think about getting to Nitro6 for boosting and learning kiteloops.

What do you think for 12m? I know Nitro is a faster kite, can Nitro 6 handle lowend well? What would I miss at Switchblade if I go completely into Nitro6?
Lance
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:51 pm

Fri May 12, 2017 10:53 pm

I can comment on my Nitro5 8/10m vs my friends 2016 Switchblade 8/10m that we've swapped a few time during sessions. Both are heavy five strut kites and do work in low wind but are not much fun. They both become fun in their mid to upper ranges. Both relaunch just as well. Both have a medium bar pressure. Contrustion and material are just good on both.

Switchblade jumps better in lower wind. Switchblade is easier to jump all round, just pull the bar and up you go. Nitro requires a bit more technique and correct timing to jump as high. Nitro has more hang time and brings you down softer. Switchblade handles over powered gusty conditions a bit better and feels much smoother. Upwind ability about the same. Turning is where the Nitro shines, very direct feel, similar to a C. Switchblade has a delayed spongey feel. Both loop with a moderate pull.

Switchblade is a great allround kite and I've owned a few myself, they just get a bit boring. Nitro puts a bigger smile on my face. Just order one to test for yourself, if you don't like it Switch have a 30 day money back guarantee. Don't order the switch bar until the controller 4 comes out, use your cab bar on the switch kite.
Damian
Posts: 63
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:49 pm

Sat May 13, 2017 10:34 am

I fly Nitro 6 in 10 and 8. I think you will find N6 faster turning and much more direct.
Gautiou
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 3:17 pm

Sat May 13, 2017 7:26 pm

Nitro 6 has a big windrange. The Nitro boosts and turns faster than the Switchblade. I love this kite.
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Gautiou
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 3:17 pm

Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:11 am

Lance wrote:I can comment on my Nitro5 8/10m vs my friends 2016 Switchblade 8/10m that we've swapped a few time during sessions. Both are heavy five strut kites and do work in low wind but are not much fun. They both become fun in their mid to upper ranges. Both relaunch just as well. Both have a medium bar pressure. Contrustion and material are just good on both.

Switchblade jumps better in lower wind. Switchblade is easier to jump all round, just pull the bar and up you go. Nitro requires a bit more technique and correct timing to jump as high. Nitro has more hang time and brings you down softer. Switchblade handles over powered gusty conditions a bit better and feels much smoother. Upwind ability about the same. Turning is where the Nitro shines, very direct feel, similar to a C. Switchblade has a delayed spongey feel. Both loop with a moderate pull.

Switchblade is a great allround kite and I've owned a few myself, they just get a bit boring. Nitro puts a bigger smile on my face. Just order one to test for yourself, if you don't like it Switch have a 30 day money back guarantee. Don't order the switch bar until the controller 4 comes out, use your cab bar on the switch kite.
I think the Switchblade has a better low end. The Nitro turns faster but has a bad low end but amazing high end. I can ride my 12 with a surf in 15-16 knots. I can hold my 8 in 45 knots.
Eugene
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Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:37 am

Nitro 6 isn't that good in surf, don't know about 5 but there are better kites ofcourse. Nitro lowend is very good especially on flat water, just try to race. In between small waves or where they break it is also very good racing. :D Also nice slalom, like toeside/heelside/toeside/etc.
Kites: Nitro V6 10m, Element V3 9m & Legacy v2 9m
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