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KRYPTO


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I have been using C-kite of Switchkites for 4 years from LegacyV1 and used it on 5 lines. It was a bit slow turning speed and its turn arc is big, so I got too much power when make kite loop. I tested Krypto 10m with C4X 4 line bar .I was amazed at its turn speed and stability. I made kite loop more easily because tts turn speed is faster and turning arc is smaller than legacy. Normally the freestyle model c kite is for only advanced riders but Krypto is also good for intermediate riders to start practice mega kite loops. Pop and Line slack is perfect for wake style and Jump performance is also wonderful like Nitrov6. Krypto is a hybrid C-kite with high performance of both Nitro and Legacy. I will post the impression again after testing it with 5 line.

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Overview

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FREESTYLE, WAKESTYLE, AIR


Design Process

The Krypto was crafted from the team and customer feedback

WE WANT MORE
More speed, air and versatility from our C kites


We want a kite that has the Freestyle/Wakestyle performance of a pure C kite but has the speed to effortlessly jump and loop.

The Krypto is the love child between the Legacy and Nitro. A hardcore C kite and a big air hybrid.
The Krypto’s full C-shape with the versatility and speed of our new 4 line multi-link bridle.
Profile and wingtip shape optimized to give you the unmatched stability of a C kite while increasing turning speed and decreasing bar pressure.

  • Massive pop, Massive line slack
  • Fast and responsive
  • Easy powerful loops
  • Excellent depower, control
  • Easy setup

Is this kite right for you?

If you've ever wanted to get into Freestyle but didn't want to ride a one trick pony C kite the Krypto is for you. The Krypto has bridged the gap between advanced freestyle/wakestyle and the freeride boosting we all enjoy.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle

Performance

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Open bridle C-shape

The Kryptos new Multi-link bridle system gives you one of the easiest C-shape kites to use on the market. Excellent depower, direct bar feel, easy relaunch, easy setup mixed with the most predictable kites to jump and loop we have ever made.
Progressing your freestyle and mega loop skills have been easier.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - Open C

Full C-shape option - 5-line

For the riders that live and breath 5-line, the Krypto can easily be converted with the included 5-line kit. Unlock the full unhooked performance of the Krypto with insane pop, line slack, precise response while increasing mega loop power.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - 5 line C kite

Super support and profile shape

Strategically placing the 5 struts to give clean air flow in the center of the kite generating more power while maximizing canopy frame support in the wing tips. This incorporated with a smooth canopy arc gives the Krypto the strength to easily handle high tensions in the canopy during extreme moves and high loads.
From extreme maneuvers to heavy riders in high powered situations the Krypto easily handles any situation giving you the confidence to push for more.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - Profile

Optimised Quiver

Each size has individually designed profiles and gradient aspect ratio to keep the Krypto feeling the similar though the sizes. This gives the Krypto the same bar control throughout the range so you immediately feel familiar and confident to keep pushing your riding.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - Quiver

Strength vs Weight

Objective - Maximise strength through design, not by simply adding more material. It's easy to add material to make kites stronger but this inevitably increases weight and reduces performance, especially in light winds. Through clever placement of reinforcing and materials, we have managed to make the Krypto one of the strongest kites we have ever made.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - Kite Strtength vs Weight

Classic Kite Bag

Kryptos come standard with the Switch classic kite bag. All the functions you need to protect and transport your gear in a light and durable package.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - bag

Uni pump system

Pump up faster with our efficient high air flow valve and uni-pump system. Less pumping more jumping.

Kiteboarding Krypto Freestyle Wakestyle Airstyle Kite - uni pump

Construction

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Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Strut Design

Light, Strong Strut Design

Our new light strut design yields the highest strength to weight ratio achieved in any Switch strut.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Stronger Leading Edge Design

Stronger Leading Edge Design

To improve stability for all riders in a broader range of conditions, the leading edge has seen a slight increase in diameter with reinforcing in key stress areas.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Canopy Material

Canopy Material

Next to the actual kite design, the canopy fabric plays a very important role in your kite’s performance. Fabrics, with different stretch characteristics, will have an important effect on bar pressure, turning speed and the overall crisp feeling of your kite. A quick and lively kite can become dull and slow with heavy bar pressure when made with a different material. Switch Kites is constantly testing different materials in our test laboratory and in real life applications. After 16 months of testing, we have chosen a new 56 gr/m2 double ripstop fabric which has a 37% higher puncture tensile strength in the critical warp direction, with minimal weight increase.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Trailing Edge Material

Trailing Edge Material

Modern kite fabrics are incredibly strong and durable considering their light weight. However, the two main enemies are UV and flapping. Unfortunately, a brand new kite sitting on the beach in high winds can be destroyed within a few hours as the rigorous fabric movement during flapping causes the coating of the cloth to break down prematurely permanently weakening it. Unfortunately, there are instances where flapping cannot be avoided. We therefore use Chang Ho TT887, a 78 gr/m2 double rip-stop fabric which has a 173% higher tensile strength and excellent wind-flapping resilience in the trailing edge sections. As a result, we have substantially prolonged the life expectancy of this critical kite section.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Leading Edge and Strut Material

Leading Edge and Strut Material

We use Dimension-Polyant Dacron exclusively. Dimension-Polyant Dacron is the only sailcloth manufacturer with its own modern sailcloth-weaving mill and a unique finishing plant where the fabrics pass through a 14-stage program. Weaving, finishing and laminating – all in one location, made in Germany. It’s the most stable and durable structure that ensures the designed shape is retained for ultimate performance.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Double Dacron Strut Joints and Valve Positions

Double Dacron Strut Joints and Valve Positions

All stitching locations on any struts are internally reinforced first with Dacron and then adhesive-backed Dacron Mark Cloth to ensure the stitching doesn’t compromise the material. Strut seams are double stitched with a larger thread. Strut attachments are reinforced with webbing and all valve positions have extra reinforcing to prevent blowouts under high pressures and crashes.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Glued and Overlaid Seam Construction

Glued and Overlaid Seam Construction

We glue and double stitch the seams. One straight stitch folded over would be much faster and cheaper to produce, but it is simply not as strong.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Framed Canopy

Framed Canopy

Fully glued canopy framing of Dacron and adhesive-backed Mark Cloth for extra strength along struts, leading edge, trailing edges and wingtips.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Reinforced Strut/Canopy Attachment

Reinforced Strut/Canopy Attachment

We added an additional layer of Canopy material and a doubled angular reinforcement at the Leading Edge in all strut areas to create a solid foundation for our struts and reduce impact failure during high-velocity crashes.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Canopy Attachment

Canopy Attachment

Why are we not using one single row of three-step zigzag like all the others? Every added hole in the leading edge weakens the structure. If you need to add holes, they must be spaced out as far as possible. We use a more time consuming two rows of two-step zigzag to produce considerable added strength to the design.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Bomb Proof Leading Edge Closure

Bomb Proof Leading Edge Closure

Double-reinforced with Dacron, the LE seam is fully glued, double-folded and double stitched with an exterior webbing cover for ultimate strength and durability. The extra heavy thread is used to protect against ruptures and blowouts.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - TPU Double-Seamed Bladders

TPU Double-Seamed Bladders

One is good. Two is better. We use two parallel seams on our durable TPU bladders, plus reinforced valve locations.

Kiteboarding All Terrain Kite Krypto - Rub Pads and Bumpers

Rub Pads and Bumpers

Custom moulded bumpers and lightweight abrasion-resistant rub pads wherever you need it during set up, launching, landing and packing.

Specs

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Performance


Kiteboarding Three Strut Medium Aspect Open C Kite Design
Kiteboarding Performance Specs



Wind Range

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.

Kiteboarding Wind Range



Details


Kiteboarding details

Manual

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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 SchoolsSwitch Kiteboarding- External website link

Videos are an excellent way to help  brush up on your skills. There are a number of excellent dvd's available.
Kitesurfing Instructional dvd'sSwitch Kiteboarding- External website link
Youtube is also an excellent resource to learn some skills.
Kitesurfing Instructional Youtube videosSwitch Kiteboarding- External website link

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 a 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.

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.

Use

REMEMBER TO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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

    • Rocks, Shells and anything with a hard edge can damage your kite.
    • Sliding the kite on sand and grass can wear and damage materials.
    • Waves and water pushing onto the kite can damage your kite.
    • Left stored pumped up in the sun and wind for 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 affected area is large get it repaired before you use it again.
Kite repairs

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind all our gear 100%. In the highly unlikely event of an equipment failure we'll sort out the issue for you as quick as possible.

Switch Kiteboarding - LIFETIME WARRANTY
Hybrid C-kite Easy to loop and Boost Review by Jun
Price
Performance
Quality
I have been using C-kite of Switchkites for 4 years from LegacyV1 and used it on 5 lines. It was a bit slow turning speed and its turn arc is big, so I got too much power when make kite loop. I tested Krypto 10m with C4X 4 line bar .I was amazed at its turn speed and stability. I made kite loop more easily because tts turn speed is faster and turning arc is smaller than legacy. Normally the freestyle model c kite is for only advanced riders but Krypto is also good for intermediate riders to start practice mega kite loops. Pop and Line slack is perfect for wake style and Jump performance is also wonderful like Nitrov6. Krypto is a hybrid C-kite with high performance of both Nitro and Legacy. I will post the impression again after testing it with 5 line. (Posted on 13/10/18)
Awesome Freestyle and and easy big air loopsReview by Kaji
Price
Performance
Quality
The Krypto is the kite I've been searching for! A kite that has C kite pop and line slack but is also super easy to boost and loop.
Mega loops and Boosting on C kite is normally reserved for crazy pros but the Krypto makes it easy for mortals like myself.
I thought I was going to be a Nitro rider forever but I've just put my order in for a set of Kryptos and my old Nitro's are out the door.
I've only demoed the 10m Krypto but I can't wait to get the other sizes!! (Posted on 24/09/18)

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Reviews //KRYPTO

Hybrid C-kite Easy to loop and Boost Review by Jun
Price
Performance
Quality
I have been using C-kite of Switchkites for 4 years from LegacyV1 and used it on 5 lines. It was a bit slow turning speed and its turn arc is big, so I got too much power when make kite loop. I tested Krypto 10m with C4X 4 line bar .I was amazed at its turn speed and stability. I made kite loop more easily because tts turn speed is faster and turning arc is smaller than legacy. Normally the freestyle model c kite is for only advanced riders but Krypto is also good for intermediate riders to start practice mega kite loops. Pop and Line slack is perfect for wake style and Jump performance is also wonderful like Nitrov6. Krypto is a hybrid C-kite with high performance of both Nitro and Legacy. I will post the impression again after testing it with 5 line. (Posted on 13/10/18)
Awesome Freestyle and and easy big air loopsReview by Kaji
Price
Performance
Quality
The Krypto is the kite I've been searching for! A kite that has C kite pop and line slack but is also super easy to boost and loop.
Mega loops and Boosting on C kite is normally reserved for crazy pros but the Krypto makes it easy for mortals like myself.
I thought I was going to be a Nitro rider forever but I've just put my order in for a set of Kryptos and my old Nitro's are out the door.
I've only demoed the 10m Krypto but I can't wait to get the other sizes!! (Posted on 24/09/18)

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