Cabrinha Switchblade 2018 Water Relaunchable SLE Kite >>
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.
Frame: Cabrinha kites are designed
and built on a Skeletal Frame foundation. By placing the most durable,
160 gsm Dacron
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.
Cabrinha Overdrive Quickoop with Recoil Control System:
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.
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.
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
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:
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 wraps all of these features into one kite to deliver:
The Kite Only Package includes:
The Complete Package includes:
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.
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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