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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2013
Brand: Switch
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE


3 strut 4/5 line wave kite

Designers goals

Born on the North Shore of Hawaii, the Method was purpose designed to give wave riders the perfect tool to experience the most natural surf feel possible. Top surfers have chosen the Method as their 'go to' kite worldwide. 
Smooth, constant power during your turns without any hesitation or back stall will allow you to choose the perfect line rather than experiencing an unpredictable kite that rips you off your board. 
Hooked in or unhooked the Method has unparalleled stability and drift so it will always be ready for your next move. 
If sheeted in or out the direct bar response keeps you in full control and you always know precisely where your kite is. The adjustable bar pressure and turning speed options allow you to fine tune your Method’s response to your personal preference. 
A new design feature taken from our race kites is the unbeatable upwind performance that effortlessly gets you back to the point for your next wave. 
Rounded off with instant re-launch the Method will always be ready to get you back into action.

Improvements from the previous version

We kept all the features that were loved by the original Method users, such as constant power through the turns, smooth power control from full power to complete depower within the bar throw, unreal upwind performance and instant relaunch. 

By modifying the kite’s outline and relocating the bridle attachment points, we were able to drastically increase stability in gusty shifty offshore winds. These changes also decreased the bar pressure and resulted in a tighter turning radius. We’ve also listened to your requests and added 6 and 11m sized kited to our line up. 
The 13m was designed with our heavier customers in mind that need that extra power to make it safely through the wash. It is not the answer for light wind down the line wave riding for the regular guy in below 12 knots. Unfortunately we can’t change the physics of that equation, and a 13m won’t help you riding glassy waves in a light breeze.

Is this kite for you?

If you're a surfing pro or riding waves for the first time the Methods predictable performance will always set you up for the best wave riding experience possible. The Method is purpose built for surfing, but riders who spend the occasional session in flat water will find its speed and stability will keep you amped while hitting freestyle and boosting.


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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2013
Brand: Switch
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: n.a.
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Bar length: 45cm-55cm
Line length: 24m
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Switch Method2 2013 09m
Alex Bird 
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Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 20 knots up to 25
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Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
kite reaction
price quality
slack line steering
user friendly
bar pressure
kite feedback
kite relaunch
LimitedWide - 11.03.2013 at 22:06 hour
rode my method for the first time yesterday... I was massively impressed with the quality and look of the kite itself. super quick one pump. easy launch and relaunch. it was shifty and gusty offshore conditions and it was soo smooth!
it has instant response and a really pivoty feel. it feels like you can put it wherever you want instantly.
I was able to tack back upwind really quickly after each wave and while on the wave the i could fully park it and just ride towards it. I tried a few boosts on it too and it seemed to have a lot of loft too. have ridden the BWS noise and the 2013 slingshot rally recently too and felt this was the best of the bunch. It is also incredible value! 
11 kudos - +

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