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Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Water Relaunchable LEI

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Water Relaunchable LEICabrinha Switchblade IDS Water Relaunchable LEI

High Tenacity Dacron:
All new Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very warp oriented using ultra high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight. The Dacron also has a very firm and stable resin finish for a longer lifespan and excellent bias recovery.

 

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.


Once the kite is pumped you can choose to clip off, or isolate the air contained in the struts. This way if you damage a strut while in use, the rest of the kite will continue to maintain its pressure. At the end of the session you can choose to deflate your kite completely by disengaging the strut air clips, or you can keep your struts inflated and put your kite away rolled up so that the next session will take just minutes to set up.

 

Skeletal Frame: Cabrinha kites are designed and built on a Skeletal Frame foundation. By placing the most durable, 160 gsm Dacron
material into a framework that locks in the intended shape.Cabrinha then create the canopy shape and profiles with a light weight yet highly durable 53 gsm polyester woven material.
Built on the durability of the canopy material with a second layer of 53 gsm two-ply material over the high stress strut sections. Cabrinha then layer into the perimeter a 75 gsm, double ripstop
reinforcement material to combat the extreme loads that are
placed on the trailing edge and wing tip areas of the kite. Finally, they complete the kite with details such as molded EVA chafe protectors, robust leading edge protectors, and triple row stitching at the high stress inter-segment seams near the centre of the kite. It is then sealed with a woven nylon ribbon reinforcement on the leading edge closing seam.

 

Dynamic Arc: A dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The kite takes on one shape while flying, and another shape while in resting mode on the water.

The flying shape occurs as soon as the kite gets airborne and the front lines are under tension. The flying shape is the kite’s intended shape which is optimized for the intended usage. The arc shape is held in place by a simple set of bridling.

 


The dynamic arc shape occurs when the kite is not in flight, such as when the kite is resting on the water in relaunch mode. The dynamic arc allows the kite to open its span and orient the wingtips in a position to facilitate a super quick relaunch.

 

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For a rider who wants unrivaled predictability, unmatched versatility and uncompromising high end performance and quality. Whether you’re boosting big air, throwing down technical tricks, or simply out for a fun session on your own terms, the Cabrinha Switchblade provides the ultimate kiting experience.

 

The Cabrinha Switchblade once again proves why it is the worlds most loved kite. With Nick Jacosens recent King of the Air title, his world record Woo jump of 28 metres and his mind bending jump from the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai (a height of 210 metres), it's clear that the Switchblade’s performance is legendary.

 

Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits of getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.

 

The Switchblade 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.

 

Kite loops, handle passes, and rail slides are the kinds of things the Switchblade calls routine. When hooked in, the Switchblade 2018 has the ability to tame gusts with its high depower capabilities and proven security function.

 

Features:

 

Profile Panels: The layout starts in segmented sections in the design software, but, in-flight its natural shape is a smooth arc. In order to make the transition between segmented and curved, Cabrinha doubled the aerodynamic control by cutting each canopy panel in half at the centre section, providing the ultimate curvature control which is where 90% of the performance comes from. When a kite is clean and smooth it will be faster through the sky giving you a broader range of performance.

 

Wingtip Setting Options: Cabrinha offer multiple tuning options which completely change the way a kite flies. These options allow you to customize the feedback and bar pressure, adjust where the kite sits in the window, and balance the power / de-power range of the kite. Cabrinha highly recommends testing the different settings for yourself to find out what feels the best to you.


A = The lightest bar pressure and lightest steering initiation.
B = Much more feedback, more bar pressure, shortened depower, and more steering impulse to know where the kite is.

 

Power Control: Power Control settings quickly adjust the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” connector has three power positions which you can connect. The middle position is the factory recommended position. Create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting to the knot
closest to the rider.

 

 

1x Control and Security System: The all new 1x™ control system with 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 QuickLoop Overdrive control system raises the bar to a new untouchable height.

 

The Overdrive provides an amazing level of control with minimum rider effort and input.

 

Overdrive produces virtually no bar pressure while delivering precise control of the steering and power of your kite. Overdrive 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 Overdrive 1x equipped kites use only 4 lines for a simple, uncluttered method of control and security. Additionally, the bridle maintains all of the instant relaunch functionality the Cabrinha kites are famous for.

 

The Cabrinha Switchblade 2018 wraps all of these features into one kite to deliver:

 

  • Absolute and total control of the power of your kite.
  • The widest wind range of any kite on the market.
  • More power per square metre than a classic arc kite.
  • Incredible hang time.
  • The highest level of security.
  • A relaunch feature that does not require a 5th line or any wing tip

Instant Relaunch:
The Switchblade 2018 has a built-in relaunch function. When the kite is leading edge down on the water or snow, just pull on either the left or right leader line to choose which direction you would like to launch the kite. The wingtip will rise out of the water. You can then choose to hot launch the kite from the bottom of the window or you can put the kite in a side launch position at the edge of the window for a slower relaunch.

 

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Water Relaunchable LEI Water Relaunch

 

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.



Bar pressure: The Switchblade’s bar pressure is virtually non existent. Because the Switchblade comes complete with Cabrinha's Overdrive 1x control system without pulleys, they have been able to eliminate most of the bar pressure while retaining all of the performance of a bow kite. This makes the Switchblade - the hands down favourite kite for the Cabrinha pro team when it comes to handle pass or kite loop combination tricks. But don’t let the lack of bar pressure fool you.

 

Conclusion:
The Cabrinha Switchblade from Cabrinha. Whether you are pushing the limits of wake style / freestyle or freeriding, the Switchblade is hard core performance in a simple to use package.

 

The Cabrinha Switchblade wraps all of these features into one kite to deliver:

 

Features:

 

  • Profile refinements improve the overall performance for 2018
  • New High Tenacity Dacron enhances the arc stability
  • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Ridiculously high hang times
  • Predictable handling with improved stability and range
  • Large sweet spot
  • Great upwind performance
  • Distinctly agile and light precision steering
  • Easy relaunch

The Kite Only Package includes:

 

  • Cabrinha Switchblade Kite
  • Expanding Bag
  • Kite Pump
  • Repair Kit
  • Cinch Strap

The Complete Package includes:

 

  • Cabrinha Switchblade Kite
  • Expanding Bag
  • Kite Pump
  • Repair Kit
  • Cinch Strap
  • 22m Flying Lines
  • Switchblade Overdrive Recoil or Trimlite Quickloop or Fireball Control Bar
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Depower Control Bar

Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new Cabrinha Switchblade Overdrive 1x Quickoop with Recoil System. The Overdrive 1x is equipped to take advantage of the new System features. With Overdrive 1x you now have complete control of your kite whether it is flying powered up, or resting completely depowered on the water or land.

 

Cabrinha Overdrive Control Bar

The all new Overdrive 1x™ control system 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.

 

With the increasing demand for increased function and kite control the 2018 Overdrive 1x steps up to the plate to meet the challenge. The all new Overdrive 1x control system has been redesigned from the bottom up to accommodate many new features while streamlining its user interface. The result of this intensive development effort is our most refined and evolved control system to date.

 

In a huge industry first, Cabrinha has managed to internalize the landing line into the main depower line. The landing line now occupies its own chamber alongside the depower main line for added protection and a streamlined interface. With the all new internal security system, Cabrinha makes good on its promise that performance and security are no longer mutually exclusive. The all new Overdrive 1x puts the industry leading 4 line security right at your fingertips when you need it and out of your way when you don’t. Cabrinha have internalized the landing line to protect it from the elements and to simplify the control system. The new Overdrive 1x landing line is virtually invisible while riding but right there when you need it.

 

The Overdrive 1x control system features a new reduced diameter bar with softer, embossed EVA grip end to end. It has a smooth stainless center section for improved durability where the Quick Release meets the bar. It integrates a stainless steel swivel into the top of the harness loop.

 

The Overdrive 1x control system comes standard with Cabrinha's Override 2 stopper unit. In addition to its hands free spinning feature, the Override 2 stopper integrates bungeed power adjusters. The easy to use power adjusters puts the trim of your kite easily within reach. This often imitated but never duplicated feature keeps your entire control system simple, streamlined and free of clutter.

 

The Overdrive 1x control system now implements a new forged alloy section with an expanded entry and exit opening for the depower line. This feature increases the ease of bar movement over the depower line even at extreme angles.

 

Soft Bar Ends:

The Overdrive 1x is the only bar on the market with soft EVA multifunction ends. The EVA ends create a seamless transition from the center of the grip all the way to the ergonomic, protective ends. This provides added comfort when doing aggressive turns at the ends of the bar. The ergonomic geometry of the bar ends also serve as line winders to adequately manage your line set.

 

Lower Pivot Point:
The soft EVA ends have also allowed Cabrinha to lower the pivot point of the steering lines right down to the bar. This reduces the turning impulse required to steer your kite.

 

Floatation:
The EVA bar ends have sufficient buoyancy to float the control bar and lines, allowing Cabrinha to eliminate the cumbersome external floats for an even more streamline, uncluttered look and feel.

 

No Pulleys:
The new Overdrive 1x control system is completely void of any pulleys. The IDS equipped kites all work on a direct 1:1 method of control. This produces virtually no bar pressure, and leaves the bar free of added lines and pulleys.

 

Proven Quick Release:


Industry leading Quick Release. Safety is an integral part of the Cabrinha design culture. This is why they have used the same quick release method for three years running. Their quick release has very little moving parts and is not susceptible to salt or sand.

 

Cabrinha do not make their Quick Release perform any other function than to “Quickly Release”. It is easy to activate with a right or left hand, whether the kite has power or not. It’s simple. Time tested. Proven.

 

If at anytime during the Absolute Depower process (after the main QR has been activated) you need to completely separate yourself from your kite, you can pull the secondary QR where the landing line attaches to the harness loop.

 

Depower on Demand - 1st Stage:

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

 

Depower on demand allows the rider to interactively power and depower the kite. By pushing the control bar away from the rider the kite depowers. When the bar is near its stopping point, the kite will depower and immediately begin to fall from the sky. It will land on the water or land with very little power or pull on the rider.

 

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

 

Absolute Depower - 2nd Stage:

By activating Absolute Depower, the kite will flip onto its back and diffuse any remaining power left in the kite. This is especially useful when self landing a kite on the water or land.

 

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

 

 

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

 

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

 

Advanced Depower System:
One of the features responsible for the Switchblade's IDS incredible depowering capabilities is it’s 1-2-1 pulley system on the rear lines. This allows the rider to achieve twice the depower for the same amount of distance the bar travels as a normal control system.



Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

 

Secure Release Harness Loop
The new quick release is a simple and effective way to separate the rider from the kite. The spring loaded action keeps the QR engaged until manual activation is needed. Since activation of the QR will separate the rider from the kite, it is only recommended when separation from the kite is absolutely necessary.




Cabrinha Switchblade IDS Control System

Relaunch Assist:
The Switchblade's unique bridle allows the rider to perform a water relaunch by simply pulling on the left or right rear lines. The wingtip will rise out of the water and allow the rider to position the kite into a more secure side launch position. This is all possible without the use of a 5th line or additional wing tip fittings.

 

Cabrinha Switchblade 2018 Overdrive Control Bar
Switchblade 2018 Size
Control Bar Size
4.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
5.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
6.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
7.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
8.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
9.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
10.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
11.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
12.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x
14.0
48-56cm Overdrive 1x

 

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Best all-round kite! James Cox

This kite is what everyone needs! Its an excellent all-round kite with very little bar pressure making it excellent for previous SLE owners but also people just starting out not used to the power of kitesurfing.

The safety is excellent with the simple but very effective "let go and everything stops" control bar and the relaunch is also very easy even if you are treading water.

 

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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