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The kite that spawned the freeride revolution of kitesurfing and opened up the doors to many new kiters around the world moves into its 16th year and the next step of evolution to this incredibly versatile design.
The introduction of the Hybrid Frame and HTD Lite materials has increased not only the range of one of the most adaptable kites in the industry, but also, it’s performance. Through the lighter frame and strategically placed materials, the kite is now quicker to respond to rider input allowing for not only increased maneuverability in lighter winds, but also control and responsiveness in higher winds.
The new direct bridle with its low drag materials also help move this kite into an all new realm of performance.
5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile.
- NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
- NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
- NEW: Sprint 3.0
- NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
- NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
- Nano Ripstop Canopy: Durability, stability and responsiveness
- HTD for enhanced arc stability and improved handling characteristics
- HTD Hybrid Frame
- NEW: Durable TPU leading edge bumpers.
The benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness.
An all new redesigned and balanced bridle with no pulleys gives a lighter feeling faster turning and more responsive kite, allowing for a wider range of users and also control for jumping.
The most versatile kite in the industry, allows for use in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles.
UP IN THE AIR
The 5 strut stable platform allows for stability in higher winds, and the wide arc allows for increased glide.
The unique profile of the canopy allows for effortless upwind performance.
IT'S IN THE SWEEP
More sweep allows for not only increased range, but also easy relaunch, especially in lighter winds.
"Confidence. Thats the first feeling I get when flying a Switchblade in any sort of conditions. Pat Goodman has put his finest work into this new design, pulleyless, supercharged switchblade. From light wind, to gusty and gnarly conditions, I always feel in control and able to commit to whatever discipline I’m into, from freestyle, to looping or riding a surfboard, its the one kite I can fly eyes closed and always know where it is and how it is going to react." – Alby Rondina