Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 IDS Water Relaunchable SLE Kite >>
Now available in Siren colourway:
Cabrinha Switchblade IDS 2013:
CABRINHA Switchblade Quicklink IDS System:
Cabrinha SPRINT (Single Point Inflation System):
Cabrinha Quicklink Powerdrive IDS Control System:
2013 Printed Canopy Material:
Cabrinha roll print the pattern directly onto the raw, unfinished material. The performance finishing process of the material takes place after the roller printing. The benefit of this, is that the ink is now printed directly onto raw unfinished fibers of the base material so there is an excellent absorption of the inks.
Since the finishing process takes place afterwards, this seals the inks permanently into the fibers in comparison to screen printing on top of the slippery, water repellant chemicals used in the finishing process.
Since the inks are printed directly onto the raw white color material there is a very high absorption of the inks so the printed graphic is nearly the same on both sides of the material.
When backlit from the sun the material is nearly identical on both sides. This also this makes extremely vibrant colors and illuminated designs previously unavailable using typical screen printing processes. Another Industry first for Cabrinha.
Cabrinha 2013 Switchblade
Now in its 8th season, the Cabrinha 2013 Switchblade IDS remains the premiere Wakestyle Freeride kite. The Cabrinha Switchblade is designed to perform in a wide range of conditions, hooked or unhooked.
The Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 is not only perfect for wakestyle manoeuvres but is also regarded as an excellent all-round freeride kite. With it's feather light bar pressure and easy handling, the bow kite outline makes relaunch super easy!
The Switchblade 2013 has become synonymous with versatility. Its reliability and predictability are two of the reasons why it excels as a performance wakestyle kite as well as an all round freeride kite. The number one choice of Wakestyle riders world wide, the Switchblade delivers a stable source of power which transfers into incredible pop. Once in the air, the kite will steer effortlessly with minimal input from the rider. The Switchblade is excellent for unhooked or hooked in riding in just about any conditions. If there is one kite that can back up all of the accolades being thrown at it, it's the Switchblade wakestyle, freeride kite.
The steady predictable pull and it’s ability to fly forward when unhooked makes the Switchblade perfect for hitting kickers, sliders and just about any wakestyle trick in the book. In 2013 improvements have been made to increase the Switchblade’s turning speed and relaunch. Core Wakestyle’s ultimate power source can be found in the Switchblade 2013 IDS. Now 100% dedicated to the cause, the 2013 Switchblade IDS delivers pure wakestyle performance to the masses.
The Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 IDS is a performance kite with a direct, light bar feel, and easy handling capabilities. The Switchblade excels in the competition wakestyle arena but is simple enough to make any rider feel like a pro.
The Switchblade 2013 IDS handles the task of unhooked riding by delivering a constant steady powerband. When unhooked the kite continues to fly forward, making the power predictable during your tricks. On the fly depower is extremely linear which means you’ll always have the correct amount of power for the job at hand.
The Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 IDS has a familiar feel of a classic kite with the increased performance and security of a flatter, high depower kite. With no pulley’s on the control system there is virtually no bar pressure.
The Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 IDS is as comfortable in professional level competition as it is in your backyard riding spot. The Switchblade IDS. Making pro level wakestyle kite performance accessible to all.
Made famous for its performance and ease of use, the new 2013 Switchblade steps up to the plate once again with the addition of Cabrinha's Sprint™ single point rapid inflation system and our improved Override™ 2 security system.
The Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 IDS has one of the widest wind ranges in Cabrinha's kite offering. The efficiency of this kite led to the creation of the “two kite quiver”. A unique condition in which two kites will handle the needs of most riders. A situation where less is definitely more.
The performance in the Cabrinha 2013 Switchblade IDS comes from the flatter, Pro Span™ Extreme arc and is fast flying profiles. The combination of these two produce more power per square meter than a conservative arc classic kite.
The pin point control of the power comes from the Switchblade's ability to depower on demand. You can fully depower the kite at anytime just by placing the bar into the Override™ mode.
Cabrinha Switchblade / Siren:
Designed specifically for women, the top performing Switchblade has been tuned to provide less bar pressure and easier steering. The depower throw is closer to the rider and the IDS system activates with less pressure as standard to provide you with the ultimate in safety. The Cabrinha Siren is available in 6m, 8m, 10m and 12m sizes.
Quicklink IDS (Intelligent Depower System): The all new QuickLink™ control system with IDS is all about connections. Without a doubt the most important piece of kiteboarding equipment is a control system with the ability to securely connect and dis-connect on demand. It shatters the status quo and sets an entirely new standard in design. From its functional form to its ergonomic geometry to its proven handling of security, the QuickLink control system raises the bar to a new untouchable height.
The Intelligent Depower System (IDS) provides an amazing level of control with minimum rider effort and input. IDS is a simplified bridle and control system exclusive to Cabrinha.
IDS produces virtually no bar pressure while delivering precise control of the steering and power of your kite. IDS is so intuitive that it seamlessly provides 2 stages of depower. Interactive Depower on Demand while riding, and an Absolute Depower method to land your kite.
Absolute Depower functions similar to a 5th line system, but without the complexity of the unnecessary 5th line. Cabrinha IDS equipped kites use only 4 lines for a simple, uncluttered method of control and security. Additionally, the IDS bridle maintains all of the instant relaunch functionality the Cabrinha kites are famous for.
This well-placed material acts as a buffer zone between the rigid strut areas and the canopy. The entire canopy of all kites are flat seamed and taped prior to sewing. This is 20% stronger than the free hand sewn method of a top stitch.
The leading edge closing seams now impliments a hot melt glue tape in the leading edge closing seam for added strength. The entire trailing edge implements a two-ply of tough 70 gsm material for added durability and strength.
The full contact between the strut and the leading edge helps to ensure a rigid frame. The positive connection not only provides stability while the kite is in flight but delivers added durability and a rapid relaunch.
Sprint: The Sprint™* inflation system is a simple to use feature to quickly inflate your kite to an even pressure. The Sprint™ system uses a single inflation point to connect your high volume, two way Cabrinha pump. As you pump your kite with air, all struts and your leading edge inflate quickly and simultaneously to the desired pressure. The supplied leash pump and threaded valve connection keeps your kite under control even when pumping up directly in the wind.
The Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 IDS wraps all of these features into one kite to deliver:
The Switchblade 2013 IDS is essentially a flatter 4 line inflatable kite which has incredible efficiency and depower capabilities. The flat arc of the kite, also known as Pro Span Extreme, produces more raw power than a classic arc kite of the same size. The flatter arc and unique leading edge bridle are the elements responsible for the Switchblade's incredible depowering capabilities. The Cabrinha 2013 Switchblade IDS, together with the new IDS control system provides a level of security that can only be described as revolutionary.
Kitesurfing has finally arrived to the 21st century and the 2013 Switchblade IDS is here to announce its arrival.
2013 Bridle System
The bridle even allows for the AOA to reach a zero point where the kite stops pulling altogether. The interesting thing about this bridle is the way that it places equal tension on each attachment point even while depowering. Jelly fishing is not possible with the Switchblade IDS.
Keep in mind that this technique works best when most of your forward movement is stopped. If you have your board with you, put your feet in the straps, and sit upright with your board in front of you to slow or stop all of your forward movement. This will keep tension on the lines. Do not swim towards the kite as you would with a classic kite relaunch method.
The Cabrinha Switchblade IDS wraps all of these features into one kite to deliver:
The Kite Only Package includes:
The Complete Package includes:
Switchblade Kite Selector:
Depower Control Bar
Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 Quicklink IDS System. The Powerdrive IDS is equipped to take advantage of the new Intelligent Depower System features. With Powerdrive IDS you now have complete control of your kite whether it is flying powered up, or resting completely depowered on the water or land.
kite! James Cox
Its great for unhooked riding and the one pump system is also excellent for getting up and riding as soon as possible as well as packing down when the rain starts!
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