Kiteworld Video Test Ride Along – Cabrinha Contra 9m Single Strut

Cabrinha Contra 9m 2021

Kiteworld editor Jim Gaunt highlights some key performance characteristics of the new Cabrinha Contra 9m single strut 2021 kite in this video, which features as part of the full review in Kiteworld issue #109 – which you can read here.

 

CABRINHA CONTRA 9M 2021 SINGLE STRUT
TEST INTRO EXTRACT

We had been dealing with a wet weather front, forecasting 20 – 30 knots when I received a shipment from Cabrinha, including the new 9m single strut Contra, a 10 metre Moto and 9m Switchblade.

In reality the wind ended up only being between 12 and 18 knots for the first two days that I had the kites, the third day was a bit stronger, but very up and down, up to 25 knots but down for long periods to just 15.

Having only 9 and 10 metre kite options might not be ideal if I had my heart set on powered twin-tip riding, particularly for the first two days. However, with a selection of surfboards, twin tips and hydrofoils on hand, there aren’t many conditions that you can’t make 9 & 10 metre kite sizes work, so I focused on the two all rounders – the new 2021 one strut Contra 9 metre and the Moto 10 metre.

SPOILER ALERT:
This will quickly become a story about how the Contra 9m is an absolute session saver!

NOTE: The single strut 11, 9, 7, 5, 4 and 3 single strut Cabrinha Contras are all new. The three strut 17, 15 and 13 metre models also remain in the range.

Find the full review here. 

Kiteworld Magazine issue 109

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