WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FROM SWITCH IN THE FUTURE

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Faxie
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Demy182 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 am
Faxie wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:31 pm
djbear33k wrote:I wakestyle kite board like the lieuwe say no more or like my current Fone spicy, cause the one you sell is far too heavy. Also a decent kite bar unlike the c4x.
Huh? The Lieuwe and MJComp weigh about the same. And what's wrong with the C4 exactly? It has the same design and functionality as 80% of all current bars...


I would change the chickenloop and resize it for wake style riding
True, it's no good for wakestyle. The donkey dick gets in the way too. After a year, I've had -some- quality problems with the bar, so I made my own.

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php? ... 0&start=60
Demy182
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:31 pm

faxie i have too a custom bar for my legacy, a slingshot bar, witch ozone chickenloop and self made line bar and depower rope :lol:
Faxie
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18 pm

Demy182 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:31 pm
faxie i have too a custom bar for my legacy, a slingshot bar, witch ozone chickenloop and self made line bar and depower rope :lol:
Hehe cool :mrgreen:

Btw, I calibrated my lines and flew the Legacy, and I noticed it didn't respond that well anymore, like some trim was pulled. Checked afterwards, and the lines were good. Turns out my old bar had some stretch, 5cm difference between frond and backlines (translates in 10cm of trim pulled... ) But the kite just barely backstalled on that bar on full power. So I guess the Legacy has a conservative factory setting. Did you notice the same?
Demy182
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:31 pm

for now the kite flies without problems, with dyneema sk99 I have no stretching of the lines
Faxie
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm

Demy182 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:31 pm
for now the kite flies without problems, with dyneema sk99 I have no stretching of the lines
I didn't mean that. Kite flew fine here too, but turned out the frontlines were 5cm longer than the rears. Are yours the same lenght with bar on full power?
Gautiou
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:12 pm

I would like a bar adjustable in length like most brands.

An Element in 3 struts with the boost and hangtime of the Nitro !!!
Demy182
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:46 am

Faxie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Demy182 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:31 pm
for now the kite flies without problems, with dyneema sk99 I have no stretching of the lines
I didn't mean that. Kite flew fine here too, but turned out the frontlines were 5cm longer than the rears. Are yours the same lenght with bar on full power?
uhm no! maybe you do the front line with the depower slightly discharge?
jakoblondal
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:09 pm

Demy182 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:46 am
Faxie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Demy182 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:31 pm
for now the kite flies without problems, with dyneema sk99 I have no stretching of the lines
I didn't mean that. Kite flew fine here too, but turned out the frontlines were 5cm longer than the rears. Are yours the same lenght with bar on full power?
uhm no! maybe you do the front line with the depower slightly discharge?
The lines should and must be the same length when the bar is fully powered and pulled back. :D
Faxie
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:53 pm

jakoblondal wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Demy182 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:46 am
Faxie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm


I didn't mean that. Kite flew fine here too, but turned out the frontlines were 5cm longer than the rears. Are yours the same lenght with bar on full power?
uhm no! maybe you do the front line with the depower slightly discharge?
The lines should and must be the same length when the bar is fully powered and pulled back. :D
They should, but I found out my Legacy 10m doesn't fly that well on that setting. When the bar is halfway the kite doesn't respond well. Kite doesn't backstall at all when bar fully powered, but it just starts to backstall when the powerlines are 5cm longer and bar fully powered, and it then then flies very well. So I'm wondering if the Legacy is tuned conservatively of if I have a problem with my leader lines...
GWS
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:39 am

I would like a high aspect, high performance, go fast, big boosting kite. Presumably that would be a new Nitro.

I am very happy with my Elements (4 and 5) and my Heliums. I feel that when blasting upwind on my foil I reach terminal velocity and can't go any faster. My kite mate has the same gear but higher aspect kites and is generally a touch faster than me. I am hoping a higher aspect kite would give me that extra bit of speed.

I don't want to race or buy foil kites or anything like that. I just want to feel the maximum exhilaration when blasting flat out upwind on my foil.
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