I had another look at the switch videos recently. Bill Hansen had an impressive resume. With him gone though, there will obviously be some changes in direction. I'm not sure I'd buy a normal rectangularish board myself anyway, not after liking reviews and video of the handling of a competitor's board and doing the 3D design and build of my own one in similar dimensions but with my own CAD mathematically derived surface to generate the rocker and concave. Most manufacturers sell boards based on graphics and wild claims about pop, pictures of them out of the water. A lot of board sales is about marketing, not performance and quality. For example, I built my board in 4kg weights and in 2kg weight, you'd think the 2kg version would be better, right?Alysum wrote:Too many questioms... Don't expect answers!Bardley wrote:Hi Felix
So other than the new Helium sizing and the new mono-strut kite will there be any new models of kite being added to the existing line up?
Will there be any new materials or more than 2 colour choices?
A new board?
New apparel/rashies or kite bags?
With Bill gone and the helium starting at 7m I don't see the mono strut happening....
I don't see any new boards coming. It's not their strength.
Wrong. the 4kg one absorbs a lot more chop. If you want to kite Aitutaki, go for the 2kg. For most of our conditions though, a heavier board like the switch MJ2? (around 5kg??) is going to be more comfortable to ride (and land). So do you even need carbon in a board? Not really.... only if you are going to make it thin, stiff and very light. Better to use cloths like basalt and s-glass with a bit of stretch! Enjoy the lower price too.