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Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:40 pm
by SimonP
I am getting more used to the 7m each time I use it. I took it out yesterday when I could have been on the 5m, and found that I was keeping the kite higher and more depowered.
It is interesting though how a one strut kite seems to be "softer" when a gust hits, i.e. it seems to absorb some of the gust. That can be handy, especially in the middle of a transition. Not so handy though if you need that gust to get going.
I am also loving the responsiveness of small kites, you can put them where they need to be much quicker than something bigger.

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:03 pm
by Bill C
I need a new 12m kite. I've owned Switch kites for several years and anything smaller that 12m, I prefer Nitros and Elements as my kites of choice compared to any manufacturer. I've owned various brands, but prefer Switch for performance and durability.

That said, I also own a 12m Nitro5 that's fun to fly as long as wind speed is in the upper half of its range. Just too heavy and slow in the lower half. I want an 'all rounder' as a replacement.

Has anyone with experience, used the 12m Naish Pivot and the Element 6? I am not interested in the Helium because I am just too rough with my gear for some reason.

Weight comparison? Weight is a big factor for me because I travel and my 12m Nitro weighs so freaking much, I leave it at home and take a different brand 12m plus the low-end performance sucks. I cannot find any weight charts for either kite.

Low end performance?

Thanks!

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:10 pm
by Faxie
Bill C wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:03 pm
I need a new 12m kite. I've owned Switch kites for several years and anything smaller that 12m, I prefer Nitros and Elements as my kites of choice compared to any manufacturer. I've owned various brands, but prefer Switch for performance and durability.

That said, I also own a 12m Nitro5 that's fun to fly as long as wind speed is in the upper half of its range. Just too heavy and slow in the lower half. I want an 'all rounder' as a replacement.

Has anyone with experience, used the 12m Naish Pivot and the Element 6? I am not interested in the Helium because I am just too rough with my gear for some reason.

Weight comparison? Weight is a big factor for me because I travel and my 12m Nitro weighs so freaking much, I leave it at home and take a different brand 12m plus the low-end performance sucks. I cannot find any weight charts for either kite.

Low end performance?

Thanks!
Element and Nitro5 weigh almost the same. Pivot is 3-strut, so probably lighter.

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:14 am
by Bill C
I wound up buying a new 12m Element. Glad I did. I tried not to like it with all the pulleys, but that thing works very well for an all-round kite. Construction quality is excellent and price is easy on my wallet. Switch has upped their game with this kite.

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:01 pm
by Bill C
I see there is a 'run out sale' for the Element 6. Must mean there is a new model coming?

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:13 pm
by Faxie
Bill C wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:01 pm
I see there is a 'run out sale' for the Element 6. Must mean there is a new model coming?
Yes

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:53 pm
by Bill C
Three strut. Aluula canopy. Two pulleys.

Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:58 am
by GWS
Guessing it might be this. It looks a bit Helium like to me. I'm guessing Helium structure, Element weight and robustness. No pulleys.

https://www.facebook.com/SwitchKites/ph ... =3&theater

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Re: Switch Element V6

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:26 am
by Gautiou
GWS wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:58 am
Guessing it might be this. It looks a bit Helium like to me. I'm guessing Helium structure, Element weight and robustness. No pulleys.

https://www.facebook.com/SwitchKites/ph ... =3&theater

Image
I think it's the Helium. I don't like dark colors like this black kite.