12m low end - differences between Helium and Element (and Nitro)

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kite*hawk
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 pm

Yeah GTC My 12 M Element v6 was awesome. Fastest 12 Ive ever had(besides the Helium). Went upwind great and was butter smooth. Try flying it way depowered. I always add another knot on the trailing edge pigtail to get more depower. Def check your bar.
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jayocz
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Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:20 pm

I have owned a whole quiver of Wainman 2.0 kites and I think my elements are far superior in all aspects. I have been kiting for 18 years and think that any version of Switch kites goes upwind way better than most other brands I have demoed. Just my 2 cents...
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GWS
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 am

I honestly cannot say whether my Switch kites are the best kites ever. I have no idea.

What I can say is that I can do whatever anybody else can do, and a fair bit that other people cannot do. That's partly because I am fairly competent, I try hard to master stuff, ride a lot, and I ride an extremely good foil setup (J Shapes). The foil is a massive unfair advantage.

The real benefit of Switch kites is that they are such good value. It always brings a smile to my face to be out riding and having a great time when super-expensive name brand kiters are stuck on the beach.

PS. I always add a knot to the top of the rear pigtails to let me oversheet a bit. I prefer a longer bar and my new home assembled 60cm race trim bar is becoming a favourite with larger kites.
dzincha
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:54 pm

Nitro 6 12m starts from 15kts. Topend i believe close to 26/30 kts.
Is nitro 7 better in lowend?
Gautiou
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:21 am

I hesitate between Nitro, Element and Helium in 12m to surf and jump high. Which one turns faster ? I only use my surfboard in low wind. When the wind is stronger I use my twin tip to jump high. So which of these kite do you recommend me ?
Faxie
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:55 am

Gautiou wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:21 am
I hesitate between Nitro, Element and Helium in 12m to surf and jump high. Which one turns faster ? I only use my surfboard in low wind. When the wind is stronger I use my twin tip to jump high. So which of these kite do you recommend me ?
Element
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:45 am

+2 Element
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