Hot news from the Cabrinha camp, detailing the release of their 2016 range:
Cabrinha 2016 Kites Overview Video
With enhanced profiles to optimize the low end power production and a bit of fine tuning, the 2016 Switchblade delivers the type of spot on performance its fans have come to expect. The five strut design has distinct segments that hold the canopy true to its intended shape increasing performance no matter the wind conditions or angle of attack. The full draft-forward, rounded entry, aerodynamic profile really sets it apart from the competition. The wide range of attack angles give the SB the incredibly powerful, predictable pull it’s famous for while maintaining maximum control and responsiveness. The Switchblade remains true to the spirit of kiteboarding, making it the industry’s first choice for a high performance all around kite.
Cabrinha Switchblade 2016 product video
The Radar is a versatile and lively free ride / crossover kite. Its design is a rare blend of function and versatility with an excellent ability to take your riding to the next level. The high sweep and low aspect ratio make it light and maneuverable, while remaining well balanced with a big sweet spot on the sheeting. Any input given to the control system translates into immediate response from the kite. A simple bridle and thinned profiles keep the power in check, while providing all the park and ride power you’ll need. The Radar is a full bodied, swept wing kite, meaning you will not find an easier kite to relaunch. The generously curved leading edge makes the kite roll into the relaunch position with very little input from the rider. It fits cleanly into our range as a kite that will do just about anything!
Cabrinha Radar 2016 product video
Cabrinha 2016 Twin-Tips
The XCaliber is our world class competition freestyle model. Its high performance comes from the extensive use of structural carbon that stiffens the flex pattern, for increased response and explosive pop. The Xcal’s performance rocker line allows for monstrous drive into powered freestyle tricks while retaining excellent upwind performance. The double concave with cantered rail panels shift into a quad concave tip bottom shape. This channels the water flow for maximum edge control, board response, and smooth landings.
XCaliber 2016 product video
From park to kite the CBL delivers easy, fluid power transfer from the power source to the water with identical results. New for 2016, the revised outline on the CBL has enhanced edge control, which provides a more explosive pop and superb landing control. The stiff and rockered up design delivers powerful, wakestyle performance when the kite is low, or for park style riding. It features the most extreme bottom shape in the line with a deep double concave to a flat center, and rail channels. The flat center combined with the P-Tex base is perfect when hitting any type of obstacle. The rail channels provide the bite, and the flat top 20mm hex flow fins keep things grippy when needed, and don’t need to be removed at the park for added convenience.
CBL 2016 product video
Cabrinha Double Agent
The Double Agent is a performance hydrofoil board with the ability to convert into a fun surf skate directional by simply taking off the foil shaft and wings and attaching the included surf fins. When configured with our foil system it will have you flying in well under 10 knots. When configured with the four surf fins it doubles as a fun bump and jump style directional board.
Double Agent product video
2016 Control Systems
The 1X Control System is our ultra light weight, fixed length control system. The non-adjustable control bar features the QuickLoop™ opening harness loop and utilizes our all new TrimLight cleat system. QuickLoop’s safe and simple activation of single line flagging makes it possible to kill the power of the kite so it will rest motionless on the water or land. The TrimLite Cleat™ is a light weight, simple trim system, that uses a 2:1 purchase to give your kite the perfect balance and trim to match the changing wind conditions.
The 1X Overdrive Control System with the TrimLite Cleat™ has the premium adjustable bar ends with our quick and easy QuickLoop™ opening harness loop. QuickLoop’s defining feature is its extremely simple use of our 1X security system. Upon activation of 1X’s single line flagging system the power of a kite is immediately killed and it will rest motionless on the water or land. The overdrive feature allows you to expand the length of the bar 8cm with a simple adjustment to increase your turning speed, while our new compact stainless steel TrimLite Cleat™ allows precise and positive trim adjustment.
2016 Control Systems overview video