Helium: the light wind kite by Switch | Photo: Switch

Switch Kiteboarding has announced the release of Helium, the brands' first light wind kite.

The new kite has been designed by Bill Hansen. According to Switch, "the new Helium is a moderately swept, high aspect, high projected area wing specially designed for light air performance."

"The planform and profiles are carefully sculpted to reduce drag and optimize lift at the low angles of attack encountered in light wind flight where the apparent wind exceeds the true wind."

Helium comes with a fixed no-pulley six-line bridge bridle that provides even spanwise Leading Edge support, while allowing quick pivotal turning and maximum de-power.

Switch Kiteboarding promises a strong yet light construction, in a three strut configuration. The idea is to ride effortless when marginal conditions make kiting unlikely.

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