Nitro 6 with manufacturing mistake

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Faxie
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:59 pm

Looks like something that happened from the outside, not the inside.
steadyo
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:03 pm

Here are a few photos of my Nitro6 kite
I've had this kite since March 2017 and has been used over 40+ times.
I do tether launch sometimes and my spots are mostly shingle or grass areas.
Apart from usual wear and tear i haven't seen any wearing from the stiching inside or outside of the sail down the whole LE.
To me it's hard to say there is a design fault.

Steve
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oldie
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:36 am

I can not imagine that this damage is a manufacturing defect! My Nitro6 12m I have in Dec. Got 2016 and the kite was heavily strained! In 2017, the kite was in Egypt for more than 4 weeks on a hard-pressed sandy beach with small conical snails and many people have tested the Nitro6 and not always treated it carefully, but my nitro does not show such abrasion. I have built the Nitro despite ice and snow to compare and have no such signs of wear. Photos follow!
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Faxie
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:42 pm

oldie wrote:I can not imagine that this damage is a manufacturing defect! My Nitro6 12m I have in Dec. Got 2016 and the kite was heavily strained! In 2017, the kite was in Egypt for more than 4 weeks on a hard-pressed sandy beach with small conical snails and many people have tested the Nitro6 and not always treated it carefully, but my nitro does not show such abrasion. I have built the Nitro despite ice and snow to compare and have no such signs of wear. Photos follow!
How does your LE look underneath the canopy attachment?
Diez13
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:33 pm

Hello !
I have been riding these nitro 6 kites for 1.5 years in some really harsh conditions, storm, desert, cold and hot extrem travel . My kites seem to look fine with no damage.
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TRivers
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi Diez1,
How close to the canopy is the center strut's folded closing seam (the seam that runs the length of the strut)? When on it's back does it create a ridge that the kite pivots on, wearing a line in the canopy?
DIALS
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:15 pm

This is whats exactly happening to my Nirtos 6s now..9m and 12m... :evil:
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DIALS
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:36 pm

This is whats exactly happening to my Nirtos 6s now..9m and 12m...that I purchased new In October 2017 and have flown both around 10 times since then and the stitching on the leading edge is wearing into the canopy causing a wear line and several pin holes...The heavy dacron does not go back far enough to cover the LE joint to be covered there for it is rubbing against the ripstop and is causing the wearline and pinholes...Its a serious manufacturing fault in my opinion...I dont know if any other Switch model suffers from this but its a simple fix...Run the dacron a half inch further back into the canopy and should solve the problem...but now I have 2 fairly new Nitros just waiting to be ripped or worse again ripped when out in some serious surf and have me get into difficulty....Surly Switch have to cover under Manufacturing warranty.... :evil:
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DIALS
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:51 pm

And this was their reply....

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Nitro 6 with Manufacturing faults...





Switch Support
Sat, 08/04/18 5:36 pm

Wish the best of Luck .




david ryan
Sat, 08/04/18 8:35 am

Should a product found to be defective by us, in its sole discretion, we will decide to either repair or replace the defective item. We are not responsible for any other expenses or damages sustained as a direct consequence.

Well obviously you are not going to admit that your product is defective because like you said you will either repair or replace the defective item and by the looks of it you are not going to do that....I did not damage the kite due to wear and general use...Its clearly an issue you have with the Nitros 6 and its been raised on the Forum....I sure would like to see the way the new Nitros are been made since the complaint has been raised....Its a simple fix...Just a wider piece of Dacron on the canopy into the ripstop would cover the LE stitching ....surly you have corrected this already because this is a weak spot and over time is weakening the ripstop and will eventually just rip all the way across.....So much for your manufacturing warranty...and best of luck with your future sales as I wont recommend your products or your policies to anyone in the Kite industry ..... For what its worth I do like the kite and bar but when you tell me its an easy fix that I could even do myself on practically new kites well then they are repaired kites and the value drops to half what they are really worth....Bye.
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Tropical surf house
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:00 am

Well thei not longer have thet kind off stitch . From 2018 model
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