• Nitro2
  • Nitro2
  • Nitro2

Overview

Overview //Nitro2

8m,10m,12m,14m,16m

The Nitro has been an instant hit with the power hungry speed-n-boost crew. Speed, power and control are the cornerstone features for the NEW Nitro design.

Smooth, effortless and constant power with a fast loop that can still generate incredible acceleration.

Even with all this power and speed, the Nitro is still very responsive and predictable unhooked pushing you through S bends and judges.

The direct bar response with bar pressure and turning speed options allow you to customize to a setting that suits you.

The Nitro is a high performance kite custom bred for racing. The highly efficient profile generates amazing speeds while delivering unbeatable upwind performance. Leave your competition struggling in your wash as you dominate upwind.

The fully balanced kite range gives optimal control over all sizes.

The best side effect with designing a kite based on speed, power and control is the amazing air time this kite has. With the speed and power to send you skywards and the control to bring you safely back to earth the Nitro is the best jumping kite in our range.


What's new?

To improve on this popular model we kept all the power that everyone loved and increased stability for race situations, giving you the ability to adjust the bar pressure and make re-launch effortless.

A wider, truncated, squared wingtip provides greater leverage for:
• easy re-launch
• lower bar pressure
• faster turning
• easy re-launch and aerodynamic improvements for higher boost + longer float.

A fully active slider-bridle with direct rear line connections provides excellent structural support and a wide range of AOA for improved de-power and re-launch.

The high aspect, 5-strut platform of the original Nitro with a small diameter constant curve leading- edge provides insane upwind efficiency and VMG allowing the Nitro2 to provide serious high octane freestyle excitement and competitive course racing performance.

Is this kite right for you?

Like winning races, boosting big or free-riding with your mates? The Nitro is a high performance kite that’s tuned to be easy and safe to control. Novices will enjoy its easy re-launch, stability and depower, while the experts will love pushing the boundaries and taking their riding to the next level.

Nitro2

Technology

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Specs

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Detailed specifications and performance criteria

 Details //Nitro2

 

Flat Span
(m)

C/L Chord
(m²)

Flat Area
(m²)

Aspect
Ratio

Projected
Span (m)

Projected
Area (m²)

Projected
AR

Projected
Area (%)

8

6.40 1.61 8.31 4.93 3.18 5.05 2.01 60.8%

10

7.15 1.80 10.35 4.93 3.55 6.30 2.01 60.8%

12

7.82 1.97 12.36 4.94 3.89 7.52 2.01 60.8%

14

8.43 2.12 14.39 4.94 4.19 8.75 2.01 60.8%

16

9.01 2.26 16.41 4.94 4.48 9.98 2.01 60.8%



 Performance //Nitro2

   

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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 //Nitro2

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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knots
 

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12

                                           
 

14

                                           
 

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Gallery

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Manual

Switch BulletManual //Nitro2

To get the most out of your new Switch Kite follow these 6 steps:
 

1   Activate


To take full advantage of all Switch Kiteboarding support and security systems log-in to your account to insure all details are up to date and activate the Watchdog security system.
Log-in to your Account

 

2   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.

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.


Get Educated

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

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

 

3   Set-up


Setting up your Switch kite is quick and easy.

Pump it up

Find a safe area, take you kite out of the bag and pump it up.
See video for details

Attach lines

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

 

4   Use


REMEMBER TO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Switch kites are made to take a beating but there are 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.

 

5   Pack up


Packing up your kite is as simple as setting it up:

    • Disconnect main line from the kite, let the air out of the kite, roll it up and place back in the bag.
      See video for details
    • Insure kite is dry before packing away.
 

6   Care


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

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 Kiteboarding 1st Aid Kit, do so immediately.
Check out our youtube page for basic repairs how to videos

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

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.

Switch Backup

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.
Warrenty details

Reviews ★★★★★

Reviews //Nitro2

NITRO 2 WOoooWReview by mseba
HI All
I was using another brand for some time, was happy enough but after a year each kite was falling apart, had couple of issue with warranty (bad costumer service, i was waiting 2,5 months to get replaced part...) so I decided to give a go to Switch cause whenever i read i found only good review about quality and costumer service. I wasnt disapointed.
When You unpack kite You can see the diffrence between another brands, best made kite i have ever seen REALLY. I had a question to Switch so wrote email and they did replay in 1 hour WOW, never heppend before :)

NITRO 2
When i lounch Nitro for the first time, I felt lovely power I already know that is kite for me.
When they say kite is boosting machine they are 100 right, It was difficult at the begining to handle power during the pop, You have to edge really hard until pop, If You manage that Nitro will lift You to Sky and hold You up there for ages.

Unhook performence is very good, its not freestyle kite, but really good for Judges, Sbends etc. Decent line slack and great pop.

Upwind is unbelievable, Great Race performence and Low End, This kite will get You going in "no Wind"

Wind range is huge so You can cover whole wind with just 2 kites. handle gust really good, low bar pressure.

So if You like riding OLD SCHOOL with some baiscs unhooked moves and win some races this kite is for You.
(Posted on 6/11/14)
Super Kite, genialer Preis, perfekter DealReview by Eric
Hi,
ich habe dem Kite im Factory Outlet erworben. Es hat sich mehr als gelohnt zu zuschlagen.
Der Kite ist sehr gut verarbeitet und macht ein qualitiv sehr hochwertigen Eindruck.
Danke Switch Kite für diesen perfekten Deal! (Posted on 26/10/14)

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HI All I was using another brand for some time, was happy enough but after a year each kite was falling apart, had couple of issue with warranty (bad costumer service, i was waiting 2,5 months to get replaced part...) so I decided to give a go to Switch cause whenever i read i found only good review about quality and costumer service. I wasnt disapointed. When You unpack kite You can see the diffrence between another brands, best made kite i have ever seen REALLY. I had a question to Switch so wrote email and they did replay in 1 hour WOW, never heppend before :) NITRO 2 When i lounch Nitro for the first time, I felt lovely power I already know that is kite for me. When they say kite is boosting machine they are 100 right, It was difficult at the begining to handle power during the pop, You have to edge really hard until pop, If You manage that Nitro will lift You to Sky and hold You up there for ages. Unhook performence is very good, its not freestyle kite, but really good for Judges, Sbends etc. Decent line slack and great pop. Upwind is unbelievable, Great Race performence and Low End, This kite will get You going in "no Wind" Wind range is huge so You can cover whole wind with just 2 kites. handle gust really good, low bar pressure. So if You like riding OLD SCHOOL with some baiscs unhooked moves and win some races this kite is for You.

mseba

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