SWITCHBLADE PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR SIZES: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 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. DESIGN PROFILE FEATURES KEY FEATURES THE BENCHMARK The benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness. REFINED SIMPLICITY 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. ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE 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. HIGH POINTING 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.