Cabrinha Drifter 2017 Water Relaunchable SLE Kite >>
Durability: Cabrinha's exclusive line of high quality woven fabrics that have been designed specifically for kitesurfing. Unlike many of the generic sailcloths available in today’s kites, the Volae materials have been personally developed to our exact specifications. The new 2DR Double Rip Stop material is designed to provide a light weight yet durable canopy with extremely low stretch properties. This translates into a kite with the ability to lock in its intended shape and is ultra reactive to rider input. Volae 2DR Double Rip Stop material comes in a 53 gsm canopy material and a 75 gsm reinforcement material.
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:
The Cabrinha's Drifter 2017's is now available with two new bridle tuning options. One tuning option optimizes performance for offshore wind conditions, and the other optimizes performance for onshore winds. Its standout characteristic, coined “Slack Line Drift”, defines its exceptional ability to drift downwind and stay aloft when the lines are slackened. This has put the Drifter kite at the top of its class. Dominating the podium with 2x World Kitesurfing Wave Championship titles in both the men’s and women’s divisions, it delivers a perfect blend of the best elements of surfing and kitesurfing.
The Drifter’s ability to get you up and going with a short depower travel allows you to drop in, accelerate, then turn off the power completely to snap or carve turns. Its synergistic design allows it to be there when you need it… and get out of the way when you don’t.
The three well placed struts keep the profile of the kite intact through constant angle of attack changes while reducing the weight. This light weight but durable kite is dedicated to surf, yet it shines as a freestyle kite for wakeskating, skimboarding or flat water freestyle. Lightning fast steering. Instant power and de-power. Durability. Easy relaunch. These are the necessary elements to make the worlds best surf kite.
While surfing hooked or unhooked the Cabrinha Drifter makes the most of its excellent slack line drift ability. Slack line drift is the kite's ability to stay aloft even when the lines are temporarily slackened by depowering. But the Drifter's main beauty lies in its simplicity. Cabrinha have pushed the complicated technology into the background so that all you have to think about is how you're going to tear apart the next wave.
The Drifter 2017 kite will ride any conditions the ocean decides to dish out with consistency and ease. The Drifter is made to simplify the kiteboarding experience. Easy handling, easy steering, easy relaunching, and an intuitive security system. This is the backbone of the Drifter DNA, and this puts this kite in a class all by itself. If you are looking for a kite that will hone your kitesurfing skills in a safe and secure environment, the Drifter is the kite for you.
The Cabrinha Drifter 2017 is your personal power source for true kite surfing. Its as close as it gets to the real thing with the added benefits of power to get you in and out of the line up. Tow yourself into a wave with the Drifter and feel what it is like to actually surf without having the kite over-power your turns.
Slackline Drift: Amongst the many features the Drifter is known for, none is more important than drift stability also known as slack line drift. While surfing, it’s sometimes important to depower the kite to the point where you can surf on your own wave generated power without the pull of the kite. Its here that the Drifter is able to stay aloft and drift downwind with you. When the time calls for it, you can immediately power up the kite and clear the next section.
Surfers worldwide have now come to know the benefits of “drift stability”. Drift stability, one of the Drifter’s prominent features, is the kites ability to stay afloat and drift downwind when the kite is depowered. This so called slack line drift function allows the rider to power into the wave, then shut the kite power down and surf as if the kite was not even there.
When the rider needs to power back up the kite is quick to re- engage and power the rider to the next section. The Drifter’s hybrid design is slightly more upright and compact in shape. This makes the Drifter turn on a dime, and power and depower on command. When the wind conditions are marginal and you need to steer the kite a lot, the Drifter will surgically place the kite where you need it exactly when you need it.
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.
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
knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting
to the knot
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 Drifter's defining characteristic is that its right there when you need it and virtually invisible when you don’t.
The new frontier in kitesurfing has come full circle back to its surfing roots. Cabrinha, the company founded on the very core of surfing now brings you the ultimate surf kite. The Drifter.
It's robust build and no compromise Overdrive 1x security system assures an exciting, and secure experience in and out of the water. When it comes to value, the Drifter can't be beat. Whether you are a first time rider on the waves or an aspiring pro the Drifter kite will deliver the performance and handling you deserve.
If you are looking for a surf kite with the technology of the future but the soul of surfing’s past. look no further than the Drifter.
Cabrinha Drifter 2017 Main Features:
The Cabrinha Drifter 2017 is a full scale waveriding kite from leading edge to trailing edge. This design delivers an incredibly wide wind range, stable easy handling and perhaps the most important feature on any kite ..... an enhanced relaunch function that is second to none.
Relaunch on command:
The Drifter's relaunch capability is so easy that your hands never have to leave the control system. By simply pointing the end of the control system towards the kite, the wing tip will rise off of the water and launch the kite into the sky. Unlike other relaunch methods, The Drifter 2017 allows you to decide when to launch the kite and which direction it goes into the air. Its simple and it keeps the control in your hands where it should be.
Two of the elements credited for the 2017 Drifter’s amazing relaunch are: The curved shape of the leading edge and the sqaured off wing tips. Together they allow the kite to “unstick” by reducing contact to the water or snow when the leading edge is face down. The constant curvature of the leading edge allows the kite to easily roll onto a wing tip and lift off the water.
The kite bridle is also responsible for allowing you to choose the direction you would like to launch the kite. This clearly puts the Drifter in a class of its own amongst a sea of hybrid kites which don’t allow this function. This important function becomes an added safety feature when your kite is sitting next to an obstacle like rocks, a pier, other riders or swimmers.
For example: if you want to lift the right facing wing tip just point the right side of the control system directly at the kite and hold until the wing tip rises off of the water. When the kite launches you can easily control how fast or how slow you’d like it to fly.
If you want to speed up the relaunch process you can always just grab a leader line instead, flip the kite on its side and shoot it up into the sky. The Drifter’s easy relaunch sets a new standard in kite control. Simple. Fast. And at your command.
The feature packed 2017 Drifter comes standard with: Sprint. Cabrinha's single point inflation system. You can easily inflate the kite by connecting the pump to a single valve.
If you are looking for an all round freeride kite that will perform in a wide variety of conditions and riding styles. One with an industry leading relaunch system, look no further than the Drifter kite from Cabrinha. The Drifter kite from Cabrinha. Kitesurfing has never been easier.
The Cabrinha Drifter 2017 wraps all of these features into one kite to deliver:
The Drifter 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 Drifter's incredible depowering capabilities. The Drifter 2017, together with the new Overdrive 1x control system provides a level of security that can only be described as revolutionary.
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 Drifter.
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 Kite Only Package includes:
The Complete Package includes:
Drifter Kite Selector:
Drifter 2017 Wind Range:
Depower Control Bar
Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new Cabrinha Drifter 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.
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