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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Switch
Size: 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 16m
Type: SLE
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Allround kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

After 4 successful years the Nitro, our top selling kite, managed to create a cult like following. The key characteristics; lift , power, speed, ease of use and pure fun to fly, satisfy many and leave them convinced it’s the perfect kite.

Is this kite right for you?
The Nitro4 is the perfect kite for most riders. However; if you’re into down the line wave riding and only use a surfboard, go with the Element. The Nitro4 can master Ho’okipa but requires more flying skill than our Element.
Also, if you are a beginner and still need to work on your kite skills, The Element will better suit you.

What's new?

  • Bigger Air
  • More Control
  • Faster Turns
  • Solid Shape
  • More Sizes
  • Stronger
  • More Line Slack

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Switch
Size: 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 16m
Type: SLE
One pump: n.a.
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: n.a.
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Switch Nitro4 2015 07m
Name:
tb 
Weight:
70 
Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 17 knots up to 40
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 01.07.2018 at 01:23 hour
Comments:
Price Performance ratio unbeatable: 10/10

Flown north rebels, airush lithium, core gts regularly as a kite instructor and would comapre the switch to the rebels. Definitely comparable to the rebels regarding performance for half the price.

Not necessarily a beginner's first choice, but for intermediate (upwind) to advanced (>3m jumps) kiters very nice. In the standard setting longer reaction time, attaching the lines at another (pre-existing) setting gives a nice direct feel.

Negative is the rather uncomfortable bar and the long depower line! ( I am 184cm and can reach the end, my aunt is about 170 and cant). With a few tricks one can change this though.

Overall I am super happy with the kite.

 
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Switch Nitro4 2015 12m
Name:
Grigoriy 
Weight:
82kg 
Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 24
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
glide phase
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
up wind
 
HardEasy
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 12.08.2015 at 08:23 hour
Comments:
Nice kite for advanced riders, who loves big airs, strong boost at unhooking and comfortable riding. Awesome speed and upwind. It cant compete with delta kites in low end, but high end is just huge, i can easily ride 12m kite and boost high, when everybody fly 8-9m kites. Good slack in the lines and pop while unhooking.
Dont have problems with relaunch it 
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