Switch Element V6

General Discussions
Gautiou
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 3:17 pm

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 pm

Felix, what are the best settings for freeriding/big air and waveriding ?
Thank you !
felix
Posts: 544
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:37 pm

The settings I use on my Element6 are.
Middle attachment on the L.E for jumping and wave riding.
I do use the kite on 20m lines and also move the back lines on the most bar pressure setting as I like to feel the kite.
It is too light for my on the lightest setting.

This is a huge personal feel type question.
The next day you get some steady windy try them all.
They are very easy to move.

Would like to hear your thoughts.
Felix
lovethekitesurf
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:46 am

Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:30 am

After a few more sessions on my 8m Element6 it is very hard to fault it in any way. 8-)
It's so easy to use and position at all times. Strapless jumping on this kite allows me to focus on the trick and not the kite.
I feel like I have improved tremendously since I have been on this kite. Now I have the confidence to go for a few more tricks that I was not ready for.
Strongly recommend this kite to anyone that is into strapless jumping.
Thank you Switch. :P :P :P
Gautiou
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 3:17 pm

Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:39 am

felix wrote:The settings I use on my Element6 are.
Middle attachment on the L.E for jumping and wave riding.
I do use the kite on 20m lines and also move the back lines on the most bar pressure setting as I like to feel the kite.
It is too light for my on the lightest setting.

This is a huge personal feel type question.
The next day you get some steady windy try them all.
They are very easy to move.

Would like to hear your thoughts.
Felix
Thank you very much for your answer Felix !
dtmt
Posts: 75
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:27 pm

Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:35 pm

To the several who have mentioned the E-6 helps them in strapless airs -

Do you send the kite when you're setting up to jump? Is it more about timing your jumps with speed & launching off a ramp? My strapless airs are pretty meager so far. What do you think, the performance difference is in this kite, that is helping your strapless airs?
kite*hawk
Posts: 618
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:17 pm
Location: Wilmington NC

Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:45 pm

Has helped my strapless airs. Due to how nice and soft it lands.
felix
Posts: 544
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:23 pm

What helps - Is the loft of the kite as it just not drop you down and the vey smooth bar throw movement that allows for little adjustments that make a huge difference in completing your trick.
Alysum
Posts: 128
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Location: Sydney/France

Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:33 am

Has anyone used the E6 specifically for foiling in light winds ? Keen to hear about your experience !
E5 7m, E3 9m, H3 12m & Reo 9m
lovethekitesurf
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:46 am

Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:35 pm

Hi.
I may not be qualified to answer this but I have been using my e6 8m with the foil when winds get too light to ride on my surfboard and it works perfectly fine for me.
Has great drift and response - Its has a nice down stroke in light wind to get you going in very little.
Its a perfect 1 kite combo for the 2 things I love doing. Strapless freestyle and foiling when the wind gets marginal.

Lovethekitesurf
Alysum
Posts: 128
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Location: Sydney/France

Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:28 am

Thanks - I use my E5 11m as my light wind kite for strapless & foil. However the kite is a tad too heavy once the wind is below 15kn and drops out.

Undecided on whether to get an E612m, wait for the Helium 3 12m, Ozone REO 12m or BRM Cloud D 12m... The E6 may still be too heavy ?
E5 7m, E3 9m, H3 12m & Reo 9m
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