THE NEW GENERATION
SIZES: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14
The longest running and most successful kite in the industry is back for it’s 17th year, and what a year it is.
The kite that spawned not only a style of riding but also a whole generation of kiters has evolved into the highest performing Switchblade to date.
Taking the known Switchblade DNA, the creatives in the Design Works team have evolved this 5 strut design through use of new technologies, construction techniques and internal adjustments, to give a more playful, lighter feeling kite, while still remaining predictable and stable.
This Lite Series kite utilizes the HTD Lite materials which make this the lightest Switchblade to date. Combined with the Integrated Structural Canopy (ISC) we have been able to greatly reduce the weight of the kite while increasing longevity and improving steering speed.
5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile, Hybrid strut.
- NEW: HTD Lite: Lightweight ultra rigid dacron
- NEW: Switchblade DNA, cutting edge handling and performance
- NEW: Revised aerodynamic profiles and design
- NEW: Lighter and more playful control response
- NEW: Bi-directional pure profile panels
- Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
- Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
- Nano Ripstop Canopy: Durability, stability and responsiveness
- Sprint 3.0
- Durable TPU leading edge bumpers.
NANO RIPSTOP CANOPY
The benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
A 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.
RIDICULOUSLY HIGH HANG TIMES
The 5 strut stable platform allows for stability in higher winds and the wide arc allows for increased glide.
EXCELLENT UPWIND PERFORMANCE
The unique profile of the canopy allows for effortless upwind performance.
BI-DIRECTION PURE PROFILE PANELS
The smoothest and most 3d correct shape we've ever created allowing the smoothest transition between the segmented leading edge and curved canopy.