Cabrinha Crossbow LW 2013 IDS Water Relaunchable BOW / SLE Kite >>
The most popular discipline in kiteboarding is freeriding. Since freeriding encompasses the widest range of use, it's no surprise that the Cabrinha Crossbow LW 2013 is regarded as the world's leading freeride kite.
Its improved light wind performance can be attributed in part to its new lighter weight design. Cabrinha have reduced the number of struts and have distributed the Dacron sparingly and more efficiently. Thus earning its new designation as the Crossbow LW (Light Weight). The Crossbow’s bow kite design is another factor in providing a wide wind range and light wind performance.
The bow kite design allows Cabrinha to produce a high aspect kite with a flatter arc which delivers more power per square meter than a non bow kite. This power is easily controlled by trademark Depower on Demand. this allows the rider to precisely control the power of the kite. Whether you are serious about racing or serious about having as much fun as possible in extremely light winds, the Crossbow LW delivers.
The Crossbow has written the book on modern day kiteboarding. The Crossbow is unequalled as the kite which has contributed more to the sport than any other kite. The Crossbow's Bow kite platform is the basis of its incredible range and unmatched efficiency. This keeps the Crossbow on the podium at race events. It also makes it incredibly easy for a recreational rider to experience the precise power of a thoroughbred racing machine. The Crossbow's defining features are its smooth powerband and its incredible hangtime.
The Crossbow kite's bow outline and high performance profiles work in concert to provide the largest wind range in our kite offering. The Crossbow's open arc delivers the highest power to size ratio of any kite in our range.
This power comes in handy when looking for high hang times or when flying across a wide stretch of water. When you combine these characteristics with easy handling, excellent relaunch, and quality finish details, the 2013 Crossbow completes its dominance in the role of the ultimate performance freeride kite. The kite that started the bow kite revolution still leads the way. Now in its 7th edition.
The Cabrinha Crossbow 2013 IDS is a highly tuned wing capable of winning top level course races and being only one of three kites in the world to break the 50 knot speed barrier. The Cabrinha Crossbow started the bow revolution and today continues to define the essence of speed and control, versatility and security.
The Crossbow 2013 IDS launches Cabrinha into an entirely new era of Performance Freeriding by raising the standard of kite control and handling yet again. At the heartbeat of this new design is their innovative Intelligent Depower System (IDS) technology.
The Crossbow 2013 IDS delivers in all areas of power and range of use that you would expect from a Cabrinha Freeride kite.
Cabrinha have implemented a Dynamic Arc progression which reduces the flatness of the arc as the kite sizes get smaller. The larger sized kites have the flattest arcs and highest aspect ratios for light wind efficiency and a wider wind range. The smaller kites have a more conservative arc and lower aspect ratios for control and handling in stronger winds.
This unique design progression makes the Crossbow a chameleon when it comes to challenging wind conditions. Fast flying, quick turning and a wide wind range blow the doors wide open for high performance riding in any type of discipline or conditions.
The Cabrinha Crossbow 2013 IDS has one of the widest wind ranges in our 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 Crossbow IDS 2013 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. Enough power to match the Crossbow’s legendary hang time reputation or to propel you into your next trick.
The pin point control of the power comes from the Crossbow’s ability to depower on demand. You can fully depower the kite at anytime just by placing the bar into the Override™ mode.
Made to withstand the rigors of everyday abuse, the durably constructed Crossbow 2013 IDS lets you ride with confidence knowing your kite is up to the task.
If you are looking for high hangtime, trick riding, surfing or just freeriding, the Crossbow 2013 IDS is the kite for you.
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 Crossbow 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 Crossbow's incredible depowering capabilities. The Crossbow 2013 IDS, together with the new Quicklink 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 Crossbow 2013 IDS is here to announce its arrival.
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 Crossbow 2013 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 Kite Only Package includes:
The Complete Package includes:
Crossbow Kite Selector:
Crossbow 2013 IDS Wind Range:
Depower Control Bar
Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new Cabrinha Crossbow 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.
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