BEST Cabo (2014) Water Relaunchable
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Cabo Key Features:
Tri Strut Design:
The 3-Strut design gives rock solid flying stability yet perfect
downwind drift for wave riding.
Not all kite canopy materials are created equal and BEST's exclusive
Double Core Rip-Stop proves some can be twice as good.
combining this innovative double-stop weave with BEST'S Air-Aid
coating technology BEST have created a unique, lightweight, responsive
canopy material of unmatched strength and durability- and it’s
exclusive to Best.
The Twist Lock Valve is the ultimate addition to our EZ-Pump inflation
system. Its large one way valve allows 3x the airflow of a standard
kite valve; which means less back-pressure from your pump and
your kite is inflated just push the valve stem home and give the
large locking ring a quarter turn to secure it. Because it twists
to lock it can’t unlock or be blown open during a crash
so you can concentrate on pushing for your next trick with one
less thing to worry about. When it’s time to pack up just
twist the valve to unlock, depress the deflate tab in the middle
of the valve and you are ready to roll up and hit the bar.
The swept wingtip design of the Best Cabo allows for a unique
combination of exceptional low end power, high depower and maximum
stability. The Cabo blends favourable traits from both C-kites
and SLE kites to provide an exceptional riding experience for
kitesurfers of all skill levels.
New Needle Leading
As simple as it sounds, using a brand new needle every time you
start to build a new leading edge isn’t standard practice
in the industry - but it’s the best way to build the strongest
kite possible and that’s why we build the Kahoona V4 this
3D Kevlar Airframe:
Kevlar reinforced airframe construction for maximum precision,
durability and minimum weight. All leading edge and strut joints
on your kite are laser cut, 3D shaped and Kevlar tape-reinforced.
Sure it takes a little longer and costs a little more to build
kites this way, but there is no better way to connect the leading
edge to the struts.
By placing the Leading Edge attachment points on the inside of
the kite rather than on the exposed outside of the leading edge,
BEST have been able to reduce the potential for snagging seam
edges and fraying the LE Dacron. For snow-kiting and All-terrain
riding it is the obvious choice.
Bomb Proof Build:
BEST laser cut their struts and Kevlar
tape the seams as there is no stiffer,
lighter and more durable way to connect the struts to the leading
edge. Kevlar Elbows and 3D injection moulded scuff pads on the
angled leading edge sections and wing-tips ensure maximum resistance
A triple stitched tip-to-toe shaped Load Flex
Seam forms the backbone upon which the immense strength and structural
stability of all BEST kites are based.
Finally, the Dacron trailing edge eliminates stretch,
reduces wind flutter and increases turning speed and durability.
Crashing your kite is a fact of life. That's why the perimeter
of each canopy segment in every kite BEST make is supported with
a unique reinforcement zone: isolating the canopy from impact
and crash loads. CFT is a unique approach to the tasks of distributing
shock loads across the canopy of your kite and you'll only find
it on Best kites.
Load Flex Seam:
The tip-to-tip leading edge seam on all of our kites is triple
stitched with a full length tape closure on the outside. Each
overlap is backstitched to ensure exceptional durability and integrity.
It’s one of the reasons why Best kites have such a good
reputation for durability.
Reinforced Trailing Edge:
All of BEST kites benefit from our exclusive CFT reinforced trailing
edge. Adding CFT to the leechline helps provide razor-sharp turning
response and unmatched durability. CFT helps reduce the damage
incurred by leaving kites flapping in the wind.
Reinforced, abrasion-resistant leading edge elbow patches provide
greater resistance against handling and launch/land damage. All-terrain
use and snow kiting has never looked so attractive.
Surf Tough describes how we build in the
absolute highest quality with every kite that we make. There are
no shortcuts to great performance and lasting durability. We take
pride in each and every kite that we make and that's why you will
find Surf Tough features on every one of our inflatable kites.
all items from this manufacturer:
Get ready for the ride of your life with
the BEST Cabo 2014. It is all about down the line wave
riding, the commitment as
turn into the wave and your love of big hacks and sprays.
With its light weight, Tri-Strut design and swept tips
the Cabo is capable of sitting further back in the
follow you down the line with impeccable downwind drift
as you concentrate on finding your perfect line and
in the pocket.
The combination of an Open-C platform and
short Reactive Micro Bridle with new Bridle
Sliders works in harmony to maximize turning speed and
With low bar pressure and amazing
stability hooked or unhooked, the Cabo always lets you
ride the wave and forget about flying the kite.
2014, BEST have revised the wingtip shape for more
responsive turn-in and created a new harmonized arc leading
edge profile to
stability and smoother power delivery in gusty conditions.
With an increased sweet spot and greater low end you’ll
be able to ride a smaller size than you expected.
is the BEST Cabo 2014 for?:
Any rider looking for a complete wave kite that will
allow you to ride wherever and however they want. From knee
high to over the head waves, the Cabo is perfectly at
home in any conditions and perfect for riders of any skill
BEST Cabo 2014 Characteristics:
- High Wind Stability
- Responsive Handling
- Auto-Relaunch Capability
- Hooked-In Surfing
- Unhooked Freestyle with Safety
A BEST Cabo 2014
when purchased with 4-Line control bar for example comes
BEST Cabo 2014 Kite
4-line set (fully colour-coded pre-stretched lines -
+ 2m extensions - 700lb)
BEST Red Line Performance 4-Line control bar
**Prices shown are kite only
- includes bag and pump**
Depower Control Bar
Red Line Performance Control Bar and Lines:
The BEST Red Line Performance Bar V4 combines everyone’s
favorite features and safety options into one unbeatable bar.
Simple enough for anyone to understand, yet with enough versatility
to satisfy even the most demanding riders, it’s guaranteed
to set the standard yet again this season.
QR now comes in a Pro-Cuff version to eliminate accidental
releases without increasing the minimum release tension. With
only one moving part, the Pro-Cuff QR is easy to reassemble
and designed to work consistently with a positive release
action with release loads in excess of 250kgs.
The under bar swivel has been
improved with added drainage vents and low profile twist-tabs
making it smoother to turn no matter how many loops you’ve
thrown. Depower line wear is eliminated with the introduction
of our new Sacrifice-Insert-System of replaceable low friction
Delrin bar centre inserts.
The BEST Red Line Performance
Control Bar V4 retains the dual centre depower lines, stopper
ball , Red Line and suicide safety options of the previous
Performance bars. The V3 is the perfect bar for riders
all levels who demand the most reliable and predictable safety
system options and ease of use features.
New low profile molded bar ends
with integral line winders help make those one-handed loops
easier than you expected and a new 3D grip pattern ensures
you stay in contact with the bar however you ride.
The Double Depower Stopper lets
you position your bar wherever you feel comfortable. It takes
the strain from your arms so you can stay on the water for
longer. The Redline Safety System gives you the option of
left or right handed, single front line leashing and overrides
the Dual Depower Stopper automatically.
Low stretch, 700lb rated, flying
lines, color coded for easy set-up and proven to offer
durability complete the RP-Bar v4 package - it’s our
most complete bar yet.
Red Line Performance Key Features:
It" Quick Release:
A one piece, injection moulded quick release with push-to-release
outer-cuff ensures reliable and easy safety system activation.
With no mechanical internal parts there's nothing to
foul to inhibit safe operation, ensuring reassembly
is just as fast and as easy as activation.
The adjustable clam cleat depower system makes the RP and GP bars
even easier to use. You now have complete control, not only over the amount
of trim, but also over the distance away from you that the cleat sits and
the overall throw of the system.
Cleaner and clearer above the bar than ever before,
the adjustable clam cleat also allows you to
increase the available depower of your kite
providing a greater wind range without having to land your kite and adjust
the rear bridle settings.
A drop forged alloy bar centre replaces the swaged center
bushings used on previous bars. With an oversized, smooth
polished and elliptically flared center hole depower
line wear is almost completely eliminated on the Redline
Performance Bar. The new design also allows the EVA
bar grip to run right up to the center hole, making
unhooked kite control just that little bit more secure
3 into 1 Dual Depower stopper ball allows for
all flying lines to pass through it giving you all
of our well established stopper ball design bars as
well as the safety and bypass functionality of our
Redline bar design.
Line Safety Leash:
The Redline safety leash connects you directly to the
front lines of your kite, allowing you to completely
depower your kite. The Redline safety overrides the
depower stopper ball automatically whenever you drop
the bar or activate the 'Click-it' Quick Release.
The pin-less safety release is built into the harness
end of your kite leash and uses a simple push-to-release
action to separate you from your
kite. As with the Pro Cuff+ release, there are no metal pins, pivots
and no moving parts to get hooked up on as
you activate it. The super clean
and clinical release sets new standards for ease-of-use and safety and
is, again, very simple to reassemble.
A low friction swivel, shaped with male/female fit for
the underside of the bar, helps to keep everything locked
in placed when unhooking and makes untwisting your lines
easier than ever before. Designed to be easy to clean
the new swivel can be flushed out after use and stripped
in seconds for a full service should it ever become
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