If there is one kite that excels in all styles of riding it is the Convert IDS. The moderate aspect-ratio, conservative arc and simple IDS bridle add up to a kite that will satisfy first time riders to pros. The moderate aspect ratio of the Convert is optimised to fly efficiently, turn quickly, depower immediately and to relaunch in seconds. The easy handling is designed to grow with your abilities and Cabrinha claim is the most versatile kite in their range. The Convert IDS SE is identical in design to the Convert IDS with the exception of canopy material. A 70 gsm material is used throughout the entire canopy to create a bomb-proof construction. The Convert IDS SE is ideal for schools and anyone who puts durability and longevity at the top of their must-have feature list.
The depower on demand on the IDS system allows the rider to interactively power and depower the kite. By pushing the control bar away from the rider, the kite depowers until it reaches a stopping point and immediately begins to fall from the sky, landing on water or land with very little power or pull on the rider. 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. And like the rest of the Cabrinha range (as you'll see in the Crossbow 09 test on page XXXX) there are no pulleys on the system.
SIZES: 3.5, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 15m
Cabrinha Convert IDS featured in Issue #35