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.
DNA is the genetic chain that defines who or what we are. When redesigning the kite we made sure that one of the DNA stands came from the Switchblade while the other is a new updated twist based on the findings from the Design Works team.
Refined canopy design to reduce weight, combined with a full HTD Lite Dacron skeleton provides the lightest most reactive kites to date, increasing the range and performance of your product.
NANO RIPSTOP CANOPY
Nano Ripstop is a 55 g/m2 material with a 3mm double rip stop pattern. This micro rip stop material in unison with a newly developed coating, has given us a 2X increase in the canopy’s tear strength. A smaller rip stop pattern increases the amount of “cells” in any given panel.
The Sprint 3.0 inflation system increases air flow from leading edge to the strut. The new straight and angled valves allow for no kinking of the inflation tube. It's secure fit design also allows for easy maintenance.
BULLET PROOF BUMPERS
These new Durable TPU bumpers are strong, lightweight and durable. They crossover protecting the canopy to LE sewing. A new manufacturing process helps with abrasion when the kite is resting on a hard surface.
EXPANDAPACK KITE BAG
An all NEW stylish expanding backpack allows for fast pack down and comfy transportation of your kite, pump and control system. Easily expands to carry multiple kites in one bag leading to more adventure and less faff!
FREESTYLE: POP / SLACK / POWER
FREERIDE: DEPOWER RANGE / RELAUNCH / UPWIND ABILITY
BIG AIR: BOOSTING / HANG TIME / KITELOOP
SURF: TURN SPEED / DRIFT / RELAUNCH
FOIL: TURN SPEED / DRIFT / UNDERPOWERED STEERING
|Wind Range in Knots (75kg rider)
Weight of Kite (kg) Without Bag
(Tolerances may vary)