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Switch Element V2 (2013)

Kite Details

Manufacturer
Year
2013
Sizes
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE - Element2
 
SwitchKites is pleased to announce the world-wide availability of the new Element2 all-terrain series.
Available only through the SwitchKites Online Store (www.switchkites.com)

With a year of testing in Hawaii and New Zealand, the Element2 is an all-new development of the widely popular original 3-strut Element released in early 2012. 
 
The Element2 is a moderate-aspect 3-strut bridled 'C' Hybrid capable of satisfying kiters of all levels, abilities and disciplines. Improvements include increased low-end power, full de-power within a moderate bar throw, improved turning and high-end stability. A new, compact 'hardwired' no-pulley bridle provides instant response for ultimate control and direct position sense without line wear or moving component failure. Re-launch is instant and reverse capable by pulling either one or two rear lines. Two front-line wingtip bridle locations allow the kite be tuned for Freestyle with added slack or powered Freeride performance. Multiple rear line attachments allow fine tuning of turning speed and bar pressure. The Element2 is equally competent for pure wave riding, freestyle expression or basic skills development eliminating the necessity of specialty kites for all but the most hard-core riders.
 
All SwitchKites are built in Switch's exclusive production loft of highest quality top-shelf materials with proven extra-durable construction and large inflate-deflate quick pump inflation. All seams, joins and patches are glued and stitched with extra duty thread, dacron and adhesive-backed reinforcing. All SwitchKites are designed with Constant Curve LE and struts to eliminate straight sections joined at angles to provide a clean, efficient aerodynamic structure with superior upwind performance and durability. 

User reviews

Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.8
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
9.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Ratings (the higher the better)
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Build Quality*
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Depower*
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Details
 Wave
 Freestyle
 Wakestyle
 Freeride
 Race
 Light Wind
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Switch Element V2 (2013) 2013-10-19 17:30:22 Martin_Ericsson
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
9.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by Martin_Ericsson    October 19, 2013
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Element 7m2

Great kite that suits most riders and styles. Performs nicely in the waves and gives you a nice response on the bar so that you feel wheres the kites at in all situations. Turns nicely in the air and feels like the right combo of a C-shaped kite and a SLE-kite.Great wind range and depower!
Easy to relaunch with small effort. Several different configurations available by choosing different knots on front and rear edge of the tips.
The bar is simple but in a robust and efficient design. Smart solution to adjust the distance to the depower strap which suits all different arm lengths. Great build quality in kite, bar and bag. The bag is the best I have seen on the market. Real rucksack feeling with a nice option to expand the bag.
The kite holds up the shape in the air even though very overpowered or in really gusty situations.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freestyle
  • Wakestyle
  • Freeride
Sizes used
7
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