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Switch Nitro 14 test fly

dave brown - 10-24-2011 at 05:30 PM

A buddy of mine had his new Switch Nitro 14 at the beach today. It's a nice kite.
I flew it back to back with my 14m Rise and have to say that I was impressed.
The build quality is top notch, bar pressure was higher than the Rise but it felt good in the air.
Upwind in 11-12knots on a Spleene Rip 138x44..

Easily as good as my Rise for half the price...$760 shipping included.:shocked2:

A good quality kite for a great price.

Kamikuza - 10-24-2011 at 06:34 PM


How much bar pressure? Like, your elbows bleed or what?

dave brown - 10-24-2011 at 07:14 PM

The pressure was more than on my Rise but the Rise has almost none.
It was a comfortable amount but I only flew it for 15min max.. I would need
a few hours on it to be sure.

The bar quality was awesome. Not a fan of the trim system but it works
the stopper ball is good.. The QR seemed like it may be a bit sticky in fine sand.
Replacement parts are cheap though $14.50 for a trimline not $30-$50 like most others

I am thinking about picking up some parts to make a new frakenbar for my Arc's

AD72 - 10-24-2011 at 09:36 PM

I love the Rise.:wee:

Kamikuza - 10-24-2011 at 10:07 PM

Ta ... so basically, you noticed the pressure but didn't bother you. I wonder how the 16 is ...

Switch bar? There's a video of them dumping handfuls of sand in it, and it still releases. Very simple in there ... almost as good as the North which is the best ;)

I think the trim is brilliant! A little bit ugly in the details - velcro is nasty :D

IMHO for the ultimate modded Navigator, you'd need the Switch Regulator, QR, North pulley for the depower line and a goodly length of Amsteel for the depower AND for the safety ... use the bar, rear leaders etc etc from the Nav.
The OEM Nav has a 3-piece safety line - amsteel then q-power then amsteel with a bungy ... the joins are thick and won't slide through the Switch QR hole without removing the shrink-wrap that protects the joins ... 1 piece of Amsteel will solve that.

Actually, a FSer FDS line would be better - thinner and just as strong. Hmm.

AD72 - 10-24-2011 at 10:23 PM

I am thinking the North Quad bar will do all that without modification.

AD72 - 10-24-2011 at 10:25 PM

Correction - 1 mod connecting the safety line to pull on one of the front lines rather than both at the same time. There is a mod posted on kiteforum for that.

Kamikuza - 10-24-2011 at 10:28 PM

Yes but it costs like $500 :o

PHREERIDER - 10-25-2011 at 07:01 AM

good info , easy $

short bridle ?

sparkin_larkin - 11-2-2011 at 05:39 AM

Is the Nitro a delta C?

tridude - 11-2-2011 at 03:58 PM

Sparkin its the new hyrid C like the North Vegas.....................we have a couple sponsored Switch riders here in Chaz and they are stoked on them..........................

sparkin_larkin - 11-4-2011 at 01:42 PM

Thats a nice deal! Have you tried them Tri. C Hybrid.. ok. I saw some youtube on them they look good.