I bought the Element last month. It is not a very expensive kite and offers top performance. It is user friendly and easy to use. It turns quite fast and pivotal, drifts nicely and it is easy to fly upwind. Bar pressure is medium. the kite is very... read more
Switch Kites Element 2012 Kite Review
The Element is the newest kite model to join the Switch Kites family in 2012. This kite is designed to cover you riding needs on all terrain. It runs absolutely awesome on water, land and snow. The Element has a smooth and predictable power delivery, a balanced speed and it always feels comfortable in your hands. At the same time, the kite is designed to suit the needs of all riders out there, regardless of their style and skill level. A beginner rider can have just as much fun as a hardcore one with the Element.
• Auto Relaunch
• Auto Unhook
• Uni Pump Inflation/Deflation System
• Constant Curve Design
• Huge Wind Range
Many riders are looking for all round and all terrain kites that offer good performance. A good all terrain and all style kite comes in handy especially when you travel a lot, or you just don’t want to get a new kite for each style or surface you ride on. The new Element is the kite to cover all your riding needs. It is built using the innovative Constant Curve Design based on non segmented leading edge tubes and constant-curve LE tubes and struts.
This design makes the kite a lot lighter and faster and creates a stiffer and more stable structure. This structure also provides improved aerodynamic performance and assures a smoother flight in all wind conditions. The lack of angled corners assures a fluid drive. Freestyle enthusiasts will love the new Auto Unhook feature which allows them to go unhooked without the deed to depower.
The great thing about the Switch Kites Element is that it always feels predictable and has a constant and smooth power delivery, as well as a crisp and direct steering response. The Element feels stable when drifting and offers smooth and quick turns. Less experienced riders will love the quick and safe depower, as well as the Auto Relauncher system which gets the kite back in the air and flying without hassle.
A new Trailing Edge Flow Control system was implemented by Switch to assure exceptional upwind performance. The 2012 Switch Kites Element is the do it all type of kite that is guaranteed to suit all your riding needs on land, snow and water.
The Switch Control Bar System is built to last. It is constructed using extremely tough and light composites. The bar gives you a direct and precise control over the kite and it is very easy to operate. All the features of the Bar are intended to deliver a safe and comfortable ride.
- Built using SS 316, A380, DuPont Delrin and epoxy composite.
- 4 or 5 line configuration
- Large Chicken Loop positioned near the bar
- Anti tangling steel swivel/pulley assembly
- Easy front line power adjustment
- Comfortable EVA grip
- Under the bar Swivel
7m: 25-36 knots
9m: 17-28 knots
11m: 13-24 knots
13m: 12-22 knots