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  • Method2
  • Method2
  • Method2"
  • Method2"

Overview

Overview //Method2

5m,6m,7m,9m,11m,13m

Born on the North Shore of Hawaii, the Method was purpose designed to give wave riders the perfect tool to experience the most natural surf feel possible. Top surfers have chosen the Method as their 'go to' kite worldwide.

Smooth, constant power during your turns without any hesitation or back stall will allow you to choose the perfect line rather than experiencing an unpredictable kite that rips you off your board.

Hooked in or unhooked the Method has unparalleled stability and drift so it will always be ready for your next move.

If sheeted in or out the direct bar response keeps you in full control and you always know precisely where your kite is. The adjustable bar pressure and turning speed options allow you to fine tune your Method’s response to your personal preference.

A new design feature taken from our race kites is the unbeatable upwind performance that effortlessly gets you back to the point for your next wave.

Rounded off with instant re-launch the Method will always be ready to get you back into action.


What's new?

We kept all the features that were loved by the original Method users, such as constant power through the turns, smooth power control from full power to complete depower within the bar throw, unreal upwind performance and instant relaunch.

By modifying the kite’s outline and relocating the bridle attachment points, we were able to drastically increase stability in gusty shifty offshore winds. These changes also decreased the bar pressure and resulted in a tighter turning radius. We’ve also listened to your requests and added 6 and 11m sized kited to our line up.

The 13m was designed with our heavier customers in mind that need that extra power to make it safely through the wash. It is not the answer for light wind down the line wave riding for the regular guy in below 12 knots. Unfortunately we can’t change the physics of that equation, and a 13m won’t help you riding glassy waves in a light breeze.

Is this kite right for you?

If you're a surfing pro or riding waves for the first time the Methods predictable performance will always set you up for the best wave riding experience possible. The Method is purpose built for surfing, but riders who spend the occasional session in flat water will find its speed and stability will keep you amped while hitting freestyle and boosting.

Method2



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Technology

Technology //Method2

Specs

Specs //Method2

Detailed specifications and performance criteria

 Details //Method2

 

Flat Span
(m)

C/L Chord
(m²)

Flat Area
(m²)

Aspect
Ratio

Projected
Span (m)

Projected
Area (m²)

Projected
AR

Projected
Area (%)

5

5.00 2.30 5.18 4.83 2.91 3.64 2.33 70.4%

6

5.40 2.55 6.23 4.68 3.15 4.38 2.26 70.4%

7

5.79 2.80 7.28 4.61 3.38 5.12 2.23 70.4%

9

6.57 3.17 9.31 4.64 3.83 6.55 2.24 70.4%

11

7.25 3.50 11.34 4.64 4.23 7.98 2.24 70.4%

13

7.87 3.80 13.37 4.63 4.59 9.41 2.24 70.4%



 Performance //Method2

   

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10+

  New to Sport

Relaunch

                point    

Depower

                point    

Windrange

                point    

  Freeride

Light bar pressure

              point      

Kite Loop Speed

              point      

Kite Loop Power

              point      

Lift

              point      

Hangtime

              point      

  Surf

Stability

                    point

Downwind drift

                    point

  Wakestyle

Pop

              point      

Line Slack

            point        

Direct bar feel

                point    

  Race

Low end

                point    

Upwind

                point    

Speed

              point      

Turning Speed

                point    



 Wind Range //Method2

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 6'x19 Surfboard.

   

0

       

10

       

20

       

30

     

40

knots
 

5

                                           
 

6

                                           
 

7

                                           
 

9

                                           
 

11

                                           
 

13

                                           

Gallery

Gallery //Method2

Manual

Manual //Method2

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.

Activate

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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 //Method2

Nice KiteReview by Henrik
I have been riding the Switch Methods for about a year in almost every conditions there is (from sunny days with winds from 15-20 knots to stormy winterdays in heavy conditions. The thing i like the most is the kites ability to stay in that spot that you want and its ability to stay in that spot when you catch a bigger wave. It keeps the focus from the kite so you can focus on the wave and the riding.

The quality is great and after some (minor accidents) the kite has no damages.

If you are a beginner i can recomend you to go down one kitesize.
I can really recomend this kite for both lighter and heavy conditions! (Posted on 20/12/13)
method v2 6mReview by marco
Il method v2 6m credo sia il kite più performante e versatile della serie, ho avuto il piacere di testarlo in tutte le condizioni possibili e posso definirlo semplicemente fantastico, il range di utilizzo sia in basso che in alto lo rende un kite unico, dai 18 ai 35 nodi è il kite unico, preciso, veloce, stabile, ha tutte quelle caratteristiche che a mio avviso lo rendono una mostruosa macchina da wave. Per completare la serie consiglio il 7m da utilizzare con vento leggero e il 5m per le giornate di pura passione.... (Posted on 30/11/13)

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