SWITCH KITEBOARDING LAUNCHES NEW INNOVATIVE ‘SPIDER BRIDLE’

The R&D Team at Switch (which includes kite design maestro Bill Hansen) have announced the arrival of a new, innovative short bridle system that’s built to replicate the look and engineering of a spider’s web, no less!

The Spider Bridle is part of the new Nitro5 kite which has just been launched. More from Switch:

“The upper ‘spider’ portion of the bridle stabilizes the mid-to-shoulder areas of the kite while simultaneously controlling the wingtips, limiting flaring and oscillating movements. The lower portion optimally positions the front tow point for de-power and turning. The ‘Spider Junction’, where the two portions meet, allows the kite to tip with no change in the load distribution along the leading edge.

Nitro5 7032 - SWITCH KITEBOARDING LAUNCHES NEW INNOVATIVE 'SPIDER BRIDLE'

“The result is smooth de-power, fast turning, lower bar pressure and consistent rear line tension for control sheeted out. Re-launch is improved and tangles are eliminated. The Spider Bridle has unlocked the true potential of the Nitro series.

Our high performance freeride machine, the Nitro5, is expected to be a sellout hit for those wanting to enjoy massive big air tricks. The kite will be available online only at www.switchkites.com with sizes and prices ranging from US$657 for a 7m & US$829 for the 16m.”

Check out designer Bill Hansen discussing the all-new Spider Bridle below…

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