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Overview

Overview //Element2

5m,7m,9m,11m,13m,15m

Designed to attack any terrain with rock solid and predictable behaviour, the Element2 gives the weekend warrior or pro the opportunity to blast around on the same canopy without jeopardizing performance. If you are looking to jam up wind with ease, bust some air, demolish waves with power, carve your lines in powder or grind the local park bench with your land board the new Element2 provides a fill for every rider’s need without any question.


What's new?

Voted by many riders as the best kite in 2012, our development team was hard pressed to come up with improvements. Listening to our customers we gave the Element 2 more depower, reduced the back line slack, increased low end and now offer different bar pressure and depower settings.

The improved depower was accomplished with longer drooping wingtips, changed outline and repositioned bridle attachment locations. The bridle was optimized and now no longer features any pulleys, sliders or any other moving parts.

The bridle optimisation allows the kite to tip more gradually and reduces the back line slack when sheeted out. You now will never lose the feeling of your kite even when completely depowered.

By redistributing the surface area - we reduced the wing tip area but added to the center body of the kite - the Element2 now features better low end. Better low end combined with improved depower, increase the wind range substantially and will be most definitely very noticeable to all customers.

Two wingtip bridle positions allow the rider to adjust for wake style or free-ride handling and by moving the rear line attachment points, you now can adjust the bar pressure to your personal preference.

Is this kite right for you?

All skill levels, from the novice getting lessons to the pro practicing handle passes and the surfer hunting the perfect wave.

The Element is the 1st choice for riders that like to give everything a go but want to keep their kit simple with one type of kite.

Element2



In the box

 


Technology

Technology //Element2

Specs

Specs //Element2

Detailed specifications and performance criteria

 Details //Element2

 

Flat Span
(m)

C/L Chord
(m²)

Flat Area
(m²)

Aspect
Ratio

Projected
Span (m)

Projected
Area (m²)

Projected
AR

Projected
Area (%)

5

4.70 1.45 5.43 4.07 2.38 3.27 1.73 60.3%

7

5.50 1.70 7.43 4.07 2.78 4.48 1.73 60.3%

9

6.21 1.92 9.50 4.06 3.14 5.73 1.73 60.3%

11

6.85 2.12 11.57 4.05 3.47 6.98 1.72 60.3%

13

7.45 2.31 13.67 4.06 3.77 8.24 1.72 60.3%

15

7.96 2.48 15.68 4.04 4.03 9.45 1.72 60.3%



 Performance //Element2

   

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  New to Sport

Relaunch

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Depower

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Windrange

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  Freeride

Light bar pressure

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Kite Loop Speed

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Kite Loop Power

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Lift

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Hangtime

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  Surf

Stability

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Downwind drift

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  Wakestyle

Pop

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Line Slack

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Direct bar feel

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  Race

Low end

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Upwind

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Speed

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Turning Speed

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 Wind Range //Element2

This is only a guide. Different skill levels, conditions and board types can effect range. This chart is based off a 75 kg Rider on 135x41 Twin Tip.
   

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Gallery

Gallery //Element2

Manual

Manual //Element2

Safety

Kitesurfing is an awesome new sport that can be enjoyed by anybody. With adventure sports there is an element of danger which can cause harm or death so all Safety Warnings must be followed.

Get Educated

Before attempting to kitesurf we recommend you get lessons from a qualified kitesurf instructor.
Kitesurfing Schools

Videos are an excellent way to help  brush up on your skills. There are a number of excellent dvd's available.
Kitesurfing Instructional dvd's
Youtube is also an excellent resource to learn some skills.
Kitesurfing Instructional Youtube videos

Learn more important safety tips from these great websites.

Kite with Friends

Kitesurfing with friends is always more fun and alot safer.

WARNING!

KITE FLYING CAN BE DANGEROUS – Read these instructions before Inflating. By using this product the user fully understands the inherent hazards and dangers that may lead to serious injuries or death.
- Never use near power lines, airports, streets, rocks, trees, houses, vehicles, including boats, bystanders or any other structure.
- Observe the weather conditions and do not use this product in thunderstorms, offshore, overly strong or gusty winds.
- For adult use only. Learn how to fly competently before using this product.
- This product is not a floatation or flying device and should not be used as one.
- Always wear safety equipment such as helmet and when using in water, a personal floatation device.
- Always allow the kite to dry before storage. Do not overinflate and have any damage repaired immediately by a qualified repair facility.

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Pump up

The main points to follow when inflating your kite:

    • Safe Area - Find and area clear of an shape objects.
    • Secure Kite - Connect the pump to the kite.
    • Air Pressure - The correct air pressure will help keep the kite shape when flying and relaunching.
    • Safety Checks - Clip off "one pump" strut valves and check leading edge, canopy and bridle lines for damage.
    • Secure Kite - Place kite face down pointing into the wind with something like your board fins up to weigh it down.

Attach lines

Set out Control Bar lines and attach to the kite insuring the bridle is not tangled.

Special settings

Custom set up the kites performance to suit your riding style.

Use

REMEMBER TO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Switch kites are made to take a beating but there are a few this you should avoid to increase the life of your kite:

    • Rocks, Shells and anything with a hard edge can damage your kite.
    • Wave breaking on the kite can damage your kite.
    • Left stored pumped up in the sun and wind for long periods of time will damage materials.

Pack up

The main points to follow when packing up your kite:

    • Dry - Let the kite completely dry.
    • Safe Area - Find and area clear of an shape objects.
    • Deflate - Unclip strut valves, unscrew main valve and place sideways in velcro cap.
    • Roll - Place bridle line on kite and slowly roll up pushing all the air out.

Care

Following these care tips can significantly increase the life of your kite.

Check

A regular quick visual check can help pick up issues before they become problems. Many kiters perform these checks when setting up and and packing up their gear.

Things to look for:

    • Uni pump system - Are all valve seals in place and all uni pump hoses free of damage and connected securely.
    • Bridle lines and attachment point - Are are lines free of damage and attached correctly.
    • Leading edge and canopy - Holes, scratches and damage from crashes.

Storage

Always store your kite dry and in a cool place away from UV light and any harsh chemicals.

Crash

If you have crashed your kite or your kite has rubbed against a hard or rough surface check for damage immediately. If damage is small and you can fix with your Switch Kitesurfing 1st Aid Kit, do so immediately.

If affected area is large get it repaired before you use it again.
Kite repairs

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind all our gear 110%. In the highly unlikely event of an equipment failure we'll sort out the issue for you as quick as possible.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Reviews

Reviews //Element2

Ressenti généralReview by Jeremy
J'ai navigué pendant plus d'un an avec la Element. Il s'agit d'une aile de très bonne qualité est surtout surprenante par sa capacité à naviguer dans différentes conditions. Le plus étonnant à mes yeux à été la plage d'utilisation ! La 7m vole très tôt et la 11m très tard ! De plus elle reste très puissante sans devenir incontrôlable. En bref cette aille est vraiment adapté pour les gens qui veulent prendre du plaisir dans toutes conditions. Une très bonne aile. Je la recommande vivement pour les passionnés de navigation au sens large sans programme fixe. (Posted on 10/10/14)
Element 2Review by Will
This kite is amazing. What ever style you like to do(surf, Freestyle, or race) this is the kite for you. It is a great kite for learning. I am only 11 years old and I love this kite.
This kite is for everyone young and old. You will love it.
Ride hard (Posted on 31/08/14)
Element V2 5 m²Review by Alban
I really like my element v2 5 m².

L'aile est très polyvalente, et la pression en barre est plus agrable que sur la V1.

Les modifications apportées entre la V1 et la V2 en font une aile parfaite pour le freeride, le surf, le old school, et le freestyle.

Les plages de vent ont été améliorés aussi.
(Posted on 10/08/14)
The best 'do it all'Review by Yeroglyf
After several month of use, here is my feedback on switchkites element2 in 3 sizes: 7/9/13m.
I'm light weight rider (65kg) but I use a Hi-rocker board (push some water).
Far from being a pro-rider, what you're about to read is the feeling of a normal kitesurfer, who go for kiting 60 to 70 times a year.

Program:
Do it all kite. So will NOT be the best kite in each program, of course. It is not specialized kite.

- Surf: I don't use surfboard. What I see is that the kite drift well (for on-shore), have a good depower and is quick in small sizes.

- Freeride: Quick kite, good power when flight. Low and hi ends are quite good for hybrid kite. Jumps good and better hang time than element v1. But it is not a hi-hang time kite like famous major's delta freeride (or switchkites nitro)
If you program is only old-school big jumps, ELEMENT is not the best doing this.
But I'm not saying you won't be able to jump 5m and perform a nice one-footer with this kite. Will do!

- Freestyle: Able to unhook without triming the kite, no backstall. Good slack for a bridle kite (but it is not a C kite either). Easy and quick relaunch is giving you motivation to try and try again (harder!). If you steer hard, kiteloops are very fast, quick and with low diameter so not violent. It's up to kite to enlarge the circle pulling less the bar if you want more sensations...


- Beginners: Good depower. Totally safe with new bar (v2). One front line security, state of the art for 4 lines kites.
Fast and easy relaunch. Totally approved for beginners.
One only thing to notice: the kite is not very powerfull (not pulling you as hard as a delta kite), you need to learn how to fly it, to create power. I think it's better as you will learn how to create power by flying the kite and and won't frighten yourself.

Construction:
- Open C, 3 struts hybrid kite.
-One pump, fast inflate with standard pump adaptator (2 given with each kite, one on pump and one in the bag)
- Dual sealed bladders, teijin t9600 spi (hi-end materials)
- Tailing edge is reinforced but not in dacron (weight gain but don't let your kite on the beach flaging in the wind)


Element1 comparison

6 month with element1 9m.
For me it is big change with very different feeling. Some people tryied and disliked my v1 (too much slack in rear lines, too much on/off power, hi end not as good as it should be), but feels good with version2.
More hang-time
A little bit more low end
Softer and more compfortable in gusty winds, easier in high-end.
More direct feeling.

Bridle:
No puley. Bridle are quite long but I never had problems(like going behind wingtips). Attachment point is tunable.

Front lines tuning:
- Two settings. I use direct drive to get a direct feeling as depower is quite enough in this mode. Factory setting is 'more depower'.

Rear lines settings
- Bar pressure and turning speed is tunable by selecting the correct pigtail on the rear lines attachment point.


Bar pressure

Tunable as we said. More bar pressure than element1. I would say moderate to medium. No problem to feel where is the kite, without risking tendinitis.
The kite is not flying only on front lines like v1, you will receive more information in the bar.


Low end
Batter than v1. Good for this type of kite, less than powerfull shapes like deltas(switchblade, rebel, evo, nitro, edge obsession).

Tips for 13m

I tied a knot on rear line 4cm up of the factory one. It gives a better low end performance, keeping the kite well calibrated (no backtall even unhooked). Of course, don't say static, bar close to you, in 8knot wind with this...

Hi end

Good. Kite remains stable, safe even over-powered in gusty storm wind.

13m hi end is very good, no problem at all at 20knots with my light weight.
I used my 7 in gusty up to 45knots, without being tea bagged (it was NOT pleasure time, but I could keep it under control).
Gusts are absorbed without transmiting into the harness.

Unhooking
Not closing nor backstalling in the whole windrange (without trim), very nice .

Of course it became physical to unhook after mid-range. Good slack, pop easy to find. The kite remains in the window as it was. Landings are not full speed, kite pulling hard, so you quickly want to try new tricks, even things too hard for your level. The punishment will not be too strong with this kite.


Bottom line

Switchkites element2 is the most performing kite in... no categorie (big news)!

BUT it may be the best 'do it all kite'. Top performances, good windrange, construction quality and attractive price make it a must-test kite if you're looking for an all-round machine.

Of course, you will not have the best hang time for old school (go for nitro), the best pop/slack for freestyle unhooked (go for combat), the best drift for wave surfing (go for method). This kite intends to offer the best compromise, and I think job is done well.

If you're the kind of rider who do a little of everithing every day, and want a kite which allow you to go far in each domain (from no-footer to first handlepasses, there is space to express yourself... Element2 will push you this way), you should test it, to make your opinion. (Posted on 17/07/14)
Einer für alleReview by nimakite
Hatte den Element2 jetzt in fast allen Größen am Haken und muss einfach sagen, dass der Schirm sich in egal welcher Größe hervorragend fliegt.
Verglichen mit den RPM's die ich vorher geflogen bin, habe ich keine großen Leistungseinbußen gemerkt, sondern hatte den für mich positiven Eindruck, dass der E2 ein wenig schneller ist.
Sowohl mit der C1-Bar also auch mit der C2-Bar flog der Schirm super kontrollierbar und man hatte bei angenhmen Haltekräften immer einen guten Eindruck vom Stand des Schirms.
Bei den super böigen Bedingungen hier am Bodensee war ich tief beeindruckt wie gut die Depower des Schirms funktioniert. Ist bei uns extrem wichtig, da es dich sonst plötzlich einfach vom Platz bläst!
Rundum ein schöner "alles rund"-Schirm, der einfach und sicher für jeden zu haben ist.
In diesem Preissegement gibt es auf KEINEN Fall etwas Vergleichbares. Wer mehr investieren will, darf das tun wird aber auch nicht mehr bekommen! (Posted on 31/05/14)
9m kiteReview by Will
This kite is a great kite is a great kite to fly. When I flu it for it was nice and smooth.this kite is suitable for anybody. I would prefer switch than any other brand. (Posted on 26/03/14)
Element V2 9m review Review by Samuel
After three months riding it, here is my first review about the Element V2 (9m). As one of the Element V1 (7 and 9m) first buyer, I would sum up my review in saying that Switchkites has succeeded to keep the positive aspects of the first version while improving it not only a little bit but significantly. It was a risky challenge but the result is that Switch has created the best kite I simply have in my quiver currently.

The Element V2 is still that versatile kite, with a very strong construction, a kite you can trust and definitely the one I would choose to carry on my back to make a discovery kite trip all around the world. Oh ! I barely forget ... the price of course !

What has changed ?

Rider : 22 years old, 70kg.
I have made more than 50 sessions with the ElementV2 9 in the Netherlands in different winter conditions (waves conditions : 1,5-3m : 25kts in Scheveningen, Ijumuiden and Haarlem / freestyle and freeride conditions from 15 to 30 kts in Maasvlakte, Oostvoorne and Brouwersdam).
First of all, this kite offers you different settings: you can now adjust the bar pressure and I would say that if you chose the lighter one, you know every time where is your kite. This point was a bit confusing with the EV1. Then, you can choose between a wake style setting which will give you more power and a more wave/freeride setting. That gives this kite more versatility and precision, by comparison with the first version.
If the lift of the kite has been improved, it was not bad on the EV1. What has impressed me with the Switchkites new version is the hang time of the EV2 which allows you to really watch the landscape !
The different bar settings and the general improvement of the kite behavior is also a huge advantage to progress in unhooked kitesurfing. The power this kite offers you is definitely an advantage to try all the new tricks of your craziest dreams.

As I am also teaching kitesurfing, I care a lot about safety and I can say that now, with the new Switch controller and this new Element, learning kitesurfing is even safer than before. The wind range of the kite has been improved a lot which allows you to control your kite even if you are – as a beginner – surprised by the forecast. The kite depower is both more regular and more efficient. Finally, launching the EV2 even in wavy conditions and deep water is not a problem at all.

I would like to congratulate Switch for this good job ! Keep it on guys !
Hang Loose,
Sam.


t of all, this kite offers you different settings: you can now adjust the bar pressure and I would say that if you chose the lighter one, you know every time where is your kite. This point was a bit confusing with the EV1. Then, you can choose between a wake style setting which will give you more power and a more wave/freeride setting. That gives this kite more versatility and precision, by comparison with the first version.
If the lift of the kite has been improved, it was not bad on the EV1. What has impressed me with the Switchkites new version is the hang time of the EV2 which allows you to really watch the landscape !
The different bar settings and the general improvement of the kite behavior is also a huge advantage to progress in unhooked kitesurfing. The power this kite offers you is definitely an advantage to try all the new tricks of your craziest dreams.

As I am also teaching kitesurfing, I care a lot about safety and I can say that now, with the new Switch controller and this new Element, learning kitesurfing is even safer than before. The wind range of the kite has been improved a lot which allows you to control your kite even if you are – as a beginner – surprised by the forecast. The kite depower is both more regular and more efficient. Finally, launching the EV2 even in wavy conditions and deep water is not a problem at all.

I would like to congratulate Switch for this good job ! Keep it on guys !
Hang Loose,
Sam.


t of all, this kite offers you different settings: you can now adjust the bar pressure and I would say that if you chose the lighter one, you know every time where is your kite. This point was a bit confusing with the EV1. Then, you can choose between a wake style setting which will give you more power and a more wave/freeride setting. That gives this kite more versatility and precision, by comparison with the first version.
If the lift of the kite has been improved, it was not bad on the EV1. What has impressed me with the Switchkites new version is the hang time of the EV2 which allows you to really watch the landscape !
The different bar settings and the general improvement of the kite behavior is also a huge advantage to progress in unhooked kitesurfing. The power this kite offers you is definitely an advantage to try all the new tricks of your craziest dreams.

As I am also teaching kitesurfing, I care a lot about safety and I can say that now, with the new Switch controller and this new Element, learning kitesurfing is even safer than before. The wind range of the kite has been improved a lot which allows you to control your kite even if you are – as a beginner – surprised by the forecast. The kite depower is both more regular and more efficient. Finally, launching the EV2 even in wavy conditions and deep water is not a problem at all.

I would like to congratulate Switch for this good job ! Keep it on guys !
Hang Loose,
Sam.


(Posted on 22/02/14)
Great kites (pretty generic summary right?)Review by Brian
I recently picked up a quiver of Element 2 kites (9, 11, 13). I've been a long time Best rider (past 5 years) but was looking for a change. The Best Kahoonas are excellent kites for what they are, lots of low end grunt and steady pull, but don't particularly turn very fast and sit deep in the window. The Taboos (and early model TS) flew fast but didn't have as much low end as I would have liked. Best switched factories in the past few years and have been producing higher quality gear but prices have also risen correspondingly.

My general opinion is that there are a lot of companies out there with good kites. Safety systems have improved dramatically since the early years and for the most part the rider is the limiting factor, not the gear. I first heard of Switch Kites over a year ago and the model of selling direct to consumer sounded a lot like Best's early years when they had the same approach. After finding out that Bill Hansen was the lead designer (on contract) for Switch, I decided to take the plunge and get some kites.

Buying kites that are anywhere from 20-40% lower than the rest of the field sounds great until you start worrying about how they fly, what if the build quality sucks, or what if the customer support is non-existent. These were my concerns and the main things I would like to address.

First, the build quality is just as good if not better than what's out on the beach right now. Aramid patches cover the wing tips and certain parts of the leading edge. All the standard reinforcing with double stitching and gluing along the leading and trailing edges, along with the struts.

I absolutely love the one pump system on these kites. They have the single inflate and deflate valve system, similar to what Cabrinha has had for years. I think there are a few brands which have moved over to a similar setup as well; Best and Ozone to my knowledge. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, instead of a "traditional" inflate and deflate rubber valve you push in and pull out, it has a screw in deflate plug with a one way inflate valve that screws into the deflate plug. You get to use the largest pump adapter and it really does make inflating half the effort compared to before. If the inflate nozzle pops off, there's no rushing of air coming out and scrambling to get the hose back on (I'm looking at you shitty ball sealing inflate valves). The hose connecting the struts to the leading edge are also easy to use. It uses a covered click type hose pinch that has two settings, open and closed. Compared with some other systems I've seen which have multiple teeth for open, pretty closed, closed, even more closed.

The canopy fabric itself seems to be of high quality. There's no visible creases in the dyed areas as you crinkle or fold (some of you will know what I'm talking about). They use Technoforce T9600 which seems to be quite popular with a number of kite manufacturers. It's not the double ripstop fabric that BEST, Cabrinha, and a few others are using right now but certainly not a no-name fabric.

The controller bar is pretty simple and it flat out works. It has above bar cleat depower for trimming. There's a mini 5th line that runs down the depower lines and you can leash to it by the chicken loop (nothing out of the ordinary there). The lines feel semi-waxed. They're smooth and don't catch very easily on one another. They're nowhere near as waxed as the new cabrinha lines which feel absolutely awesome as they're fully coated. The stock configuration has loops on the steering lines an knots on the power lines. On previous kites, there have been multiple knots on the steering pig tail to adjust back line length. On the Switch kites, there's only one knot on the steering bridle and instead you modify the back to front line ratio with knots on the power lines, NOT the kite bridle.

I've put several days on the 9m, 11m and 13m Element 2s. I think they fill the jack of all trades segment quite well, which is what I believe Switch was going for. It's 3 strut, has a moderate aspect ratio, and has large wing tips. It actually looks a lot like the Slingshot RPM to me (not a bad thing). Flying with the standard knots, there's a good amount of pull and pretty direct bar feel. Rigged with the lower knot on the power lines (effectively shortening them and depowering the kite more), there was a bit too much slack on the steering lines. Steering input was mushy and I was having a hard time getting the right powered feeling for jumping or looping. This particular anecdote is from the 11m in 25-30mph winds. Moving back to the end knots fixed this immediately.

Turning speed is good and the kites fly directly across the middle of the window with no mess or fuss. Diving the kite into a window with a lot of wind will cause the wing tips to buckle inwards a little bit on the 11m and 13m. I don't know of any kite which is immune to this but it's noticeable on these as well. As I mentioned earlier, using the lower knots (shortening the center lines) really made the kite fly funky; I wouldn't recommend it.
I wrecked it a few times with a loop and me flying on my back. It relaunched with no fuss. I had the 13m hindenburg from noon after a longer than usual lull. It spiraled down and crashed on the water. I let the kite drift out and then relaunched in 12 mph. I did happen to have several inversions happen while flying the 11m during a 7 mile downwinder. Both were caused by having too much slack in the lines.

The kite seems to be a good all arounder. No glaring deficiencies that I found. It's not a glowing 5 star review that you'd find in a magazine where every kite is great at everything, but honestly that's a win when you consider the price. The kite isn't the limiting factor here, I am. A good kite at a price that's more competitive than the rest of the market is a winning combo. I'll be steering friends to Switch as they end up changing out their quiver. (Posted on 5/02/14)
The compromise !Review by queney sebastien
Condition of the test :
12- 25 knot, caribbean condition
Compare Element v1 7m² and 13m² with Element v2 9m² and 11m²

Construction :
Like every switch V2, Element made a big change with construction, better quality, more detail like the print on the leading edge. Red one is just beautiful ! The big change.. they make it without any pulley or moving part ! that a big point and a very good feeling when riding.

Unhook :
Kite keep a perfect stability when unhooking, i feel slack a little bit less than combat but Element is the kite to have when you begin in unhook freestyle beacause of a better ability to relaunch compare to combat.

Boost / kiteloop :
I feel a little bit surprise when i test 11m².. compare to my old 13m² version1. I remembered that my kite goes a little bit slow (To be honnest i was comparing my old one with a tank).. and when i put my hand on 11m² and make my first jump/boost i was close to an unwanted kiteloop and make an epic crash ! PAY ATTENTION IT TURN FAST ! This v2 is very responsive, i feel a gap beetwen v1 and v2.

Wave : i don't test it in wave sorry (But as i say, it turn fast and responsive !)

Relaunch :
Very easy, pull on back and go ! It's able to make reverse relaunch too :) ! This kite has the better relaunch from all the switchkite i test (.. i test all v1-v2-v3..). School adopt it in Guadeloupe because of this relaunch ability, stability and allaround caracteristic.

Windrange :
For the v2, i think that SK works well on the windrange, for v1 (7m²) i feel that windrange wasn't too large and i wasn't abble to well control it in strong wind. V2 are more stable in strong with better high end.

Conclusion ;
If you wanna a good kite to progress i all domain (Oldschool, boost, unhook, wave), i recommend ELEMENT v2 ! (Posted on 7/01/14)
outrageusement polyvalenteReview by Elyes
Avec cette aile Switch kites a réussi à produire un élément tout terrain, pour un rider comme moi qui a tendance à changer de type de navigation (40% freestyle, 30% wave, 30% freeride). Elle représente l'outils ultime pour ne pas avoir différentes ailes dans son quiver.
une aile très stable et accessible, avec une grande plage de vent, (tout les débutants qui ont essayer mon aile l'ont adoré).
les sauts sont stables avec une traction continue, pas de coup de pied au derrière mais un excellent hang time.
la pression en barre est faible mais suffisante pour avoir un bon ressenti de la position de l'aile (il est possible d'augmenter la pression en barre en changeant la position des arrières au niveau de l'aile).
en déhooké (passez en mode more direct drive au niveau du bridage) elle présente un très bon pop immédiat avec un bon slack en l'air. je la conseille à ceux qui veulent débuter jusqu'au niveau avancé dans cette discipline. elle vous permettra d'apprendre de nouveaux tricks sans vous maltraiter. certains pro pourrais trouver qu'elle manque de caractère, pour ces gladiateurs allez voir du coté de la COMBAT :) .
les kiteloops sont très agréables accrocher ou pas, la traction est continue du début a la fin, leur rapidité est facilement contrôlable.
en Surf strapless, une aile très stable qui ne dévente pas facilement avec un retour en barre efficace qui vous permettra de savoir continuellement ou se trouve vôtre aile. pour ma part dans cette discipline je préfère garder la barre à 55cm même avec la 5m. c'est vrai que l'aile devient très rapide mais elle est tellement prévisible et stable que c'est un atout.
J'ai une particulière affinité pour la 9m que j'ai déjà utiliser de 16 à 34 knot pour un poids de 85kg .
Si vous cherchez une aile polyvalente qui vous permettra de progresser quelque soit vôtre niveau , vous avez trouver la perle rare .







(Posted on 15/12/13)
Element V2 5 m²Review by Alban
The Element V2 5 m² is an amazing kite. I use it for freestyle or freeride... And surf too.
Easy to unhook and so fabulous for jumping....Small like a 5m² but like a 7m² during a jump...
Incredible Hang Time for a 5 m²... (Posted on 27/11/13)
Improvements needed? Check. Now what?Review by David
The Element was my first kite to buy. It was like my first love. With it, I learnt my first tricks. The only thing I sadly thought after any session, was that whenever I needed to depower my kite, it would lost a bit of connection with me; it was like a rush addict that only liked to do it hard and strong... Now the guys have tamed the beast, and have likely unleashed a major group of possibilities to do with this model. The slack have been decreased in order to still have that pull-energy to attempt a handle-pass, yet not enough to throw you away, and if it could not get any better, it has a tuning option where you can tune your ride preferences. I like to compare it with a jeep or one of those pick-ups that can get you everywhere you want to; that is what the ElementV2 was made for, so that you can know no boundaries. (Posted on 27/11/13)

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