Helium 3

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topmick
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Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Australia

Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:05 pm

H3 sounds great but quite frankly I'm disappointed that Switch didn't keep their loyal customers updated on the H3 (even when asked/begged to do so).
If I had known that the Element was becoming more of an allround kite (not for me) & the H3 was going to be the new wave/foil kite I would not have moved to another brand.

I definitely would have waited if I had known.
felix
Posts: 544
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 pm

Hello Topmick.
Sounds like you went another direction before the H3 was released.
I tried to give you as much info regarding the e6 and h3 as I possible could.
Most brands give no heads up or detail on whats coming . We try our best here at Switch .
Maybe one day you get around to trying our line up of kites again.
Wish you the best of luck with your new set up.
Regards
Felix.
topmick
Posts: 165
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Australia

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:46 am

Hi Felix, thanks & I'll definitely be buying more Switch gear in the future.
GWS
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:57 am

I am wondering if the H3 has different bridles to the H2?

It's a bit of a nuisance dealing with the extremely long bridle lines on the H2 15.5. It would be nice if there was a mod for shorter bridle lines that I could make for the H2.
fluidity
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Location: Wellington/Porirua New Zealand

Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:14 am

GWS wrote:I am wondering if the H3 has different bridles to the H2?

It's a bit of a nuisance dealing with the extremely long bridle lines on the H2 15.5. It would be nice if there was a mod for shorter bridle lines that I could make for the H2.
I think maybe just put up with long bridles?
After all, when it's lighter winds longer lines also help to take the kite into stronger wind!
wavepunk_okinawa
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 12:14 am
Location: Okinawa, Japan

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Wonder how the H3 7m2 do in 30 knots for a 60kg rider...Any plans for smaller sizes?
The H3 looks and looks like an upgraded Element5; made lighter and more nimble :D . Wish we knew that before buying an E6... :roll:
netcyberg
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Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:21 pm

Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:40 pm

I'm thinking of changing H2 18m into H3 18m. Can anyone please advise if H3 will be doing at least as good as H2 at light winds?
This whole buzz around foils and wave riding makes me confusing if H3 is still a great light wind weapons after all???... :?
felix
Posts: 544
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:13 pm

Hi.
The Heliums in the larger sizes are made for getting out in light wind just like the previous Heliums.
We did not want to lose this factor in the bigger sizes.
The H3 got going a little better.. So win win there.
Adding the smaller sizes made the h3 range more versatile for foil and waves.
Hope this clears things up.
Regards
Felix
gtc
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Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:44 am
Location: Marseille

Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:44 pm

Hi Felix,

According to the specifications of the Switch site, E6 has better low end than the H3.
E6 12 starts at 12kt (pretty good for a no dedicated light wind kite) while H3 12 starts at 14kt.

Is it a mistake?

Regards!
felix
Posts: 544
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:10 pm

I would say they are very similar.
Its like splitting hairs. The Element might have 1 knot to its advantage.
Most would not feel to much of a difference.
Both kite perform really well in the bottom end.
Regards
Felix.
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