Switch Element V6

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topmick
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:53 am

The Element 5 was released around mid May 2016, does anyone have any news yet on the E6?
I've sold my old 7m E4 & ready to grab the new model, it can't be long now. ??
barrywind
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Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:05 pm

You probably jinxed yourself by selling that kite. I have a feeling Switch my be very busy on other fronts, like the mono-strut kite, new bar, etc., and don't think we can always assume a yearly model release. Maybe I can help you out. Last time I bought an Element, the new model was released a month later... ;)
Thankfully I've only got one Switch kite in my quiver, a 15.5m Helium2. Send a PM if you want to buy it.
My Referral code = Sorry, No Longer a Pimp for Switch :(
-Barry
topmick
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:13 am

I have only been riding Switch kites for a couple of years, is that true that Switch don't release new models each year at about the same time ?

Luckily for me I still have my 10m & it's off season here in Oz, so I can live without a 7 for a few months.
Brett
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:16 am

Going off of youtube switch element 2(July 1st 2013) 3 (June 17th 2014) 4 (june 21st 2015) 5 (May 4th 2016) video release dates they are generally every year but last year was early. I guess we still might be a month or two at least away from the new version as they might be focusing on the new mono strut first (maybe they'll come out near simultaneously). Plus, there hasn't been any activity in the factory outlet auction so they have yet to be concerned with running down stock on the element 5.
topmick
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:04 pm

Thanks for the info Brett, I'll keep a look out on the factory outlet for the E5,s.
Then I'll know the 6 is getting close, hope they don't change it too much & somehow build it in a lighter weight.
topmick
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Fri May 05, 2017 12:17 pm

barrywind wrote:You probably jinxed yourself by selling that kite. I have a feeling Switch my be very busy on other fronts, like the mono-strut kite, new bar, etc., and don't think we can always assume a yearly model release. Maybe I can help you out. Last time I bought an Element, the new model was released a month later... ;)
Yes, I think your right Barry - since selling my 7m the wind has been cranking on the East Coast in Oz & showing no signs of easing off (even though it's our off season).
Oh well, I usually don't like to demo other kites but now have no choice & also good to see how the Element 5,s compare to the other manufacturers.
I have so far demoed an 8m Naish Slash & 8m OR Roam - also got the Reo & Neo in my sights.
felix
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Sat May 06, 2017 7:37 pm

Hello Guys,
For all of you anticipating a v6 release for the Element shortly please do not hold your breath.
We have undergone extensive testing and to be honest are finding it hard to beat the drift on the current v5
This is something we do not want to give up as globally too many people are loving this kite in the waves.
We will continue to work on improving this model how ever do not feel right if we were just to change the colors and make you buy a new kite.
Continue to embrace your v5 Element.
Happy drifting.

Felix.
topmick
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Sat May 06, 2017 11:43 pm

I think that's pretty cool for Switch to have a no BS approach to their customers, just about every other manufacturer would release a new model - even if the only difference was colour.

Thanks for the info Felix, I just ordered a 7m E5 :-)
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Marco
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Sun May 07, 2017 1:54 am

Yes, the V5 is so good in waves!!!
SurfHenk
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:18 am

Thank you Felix and Switch for your honest answer and excellent approach!
This is the exact reason I started using Switch kites many years ago, I am glad to read your approach is still as solid Today as it was on day one.
Keep up the good work and keep those affordable great kites coming :-)
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