Only just halfway through 2008 and here's more info on 2009 for ya! Kiteboarding waits for no man! The Powerdrive IDS is equipped to take advantage of Cabrinha's new Intelligent Depower System features which gives you complete control of your kite, whether it is flying powered-up, or resting completely depowered on the water or land. Cabrinha have implemented a Dynamic Arc progression that 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. IDS is a simplified bridle and control system exclusive to Cabrinha, and provides an amazing level of control with minimum rider effort and input. There's virtually no bar pressure while delivering precise control of the steering and power of your kite. In fact, Cabrinha claim that IDS is so intuitive that it seamlessly provides two stages of depower: Interactive depower on demand while riding and an absolute depower method to land your kite, functioning similarly to a 5th line system, but without the complexity of actually having a 5th line. Additionally, the IDS bridle maintains all of the instant relaunch functionality the Cabrinha kites are famous for.
The Cabrinha new Intelligent Depower System featured in Issue #34