Cabrinha Drifter Kitesurfing Kite 2014

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SURFING EVOLVED Sizes: 5.5m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 11m, 13m SURF KITE *Slack Line Drift *3 Struts - LIGHTWEIGHT WITH Precision turning to keep you surfing right in the pocket *High Depower - One of the qua lities that makes this kite a true surfers kite *Less Pulleys - More Direct Steering, Better Response *MODERATE Arc Shape with Dynamic Arc - Quick Turning and Fast RELAUNCH *Fast Relaunch *Works in a wide range of conditions Drift stability. Lightning fast steering. Instant power and de-power. Durability. Easy relaunch.These are the necessary elements to make the worlds best surf kite. These are the elements that make up the Drifter. Amongst the many features the Drifter is known for, none is more important than drift stability also known as slack line drift. While surfing, it’s sometimes important to depower the kite to the point where you can surf on your own wave generated power without the pull of the kite. Its here that the Drifter is able to stay aloft and drift downwind with you. When the time calls for it, you can immediately power up the kite and clear the next section. The Drifter has a light weight, yet durable build using our Skeletal frame technology and our all new 2DR double rip stop material. 2DR DOUBLE RIPSTOP *High Durability *100% Double Ripstop *Low Stretch In Warp And Weft *Excellent Recovery On The Bias *Roll Printed Graphics Our exclusive line of high quality woven fabrics are designed to our exact specifications specifically for kitesurfing. Tested and developed over 4 years our Volae materials are made to deliver the lowest stretch and highest durability in their class. Introducing Volae. Our exclusive line of high quality woven fabrics that have been designed specifically for kitesurfing. Unlike many of the generic sailcloths available in today’s kites, the Volae materials have been personally developed to our exact specifications. Our ongoing personal involvement in the development process has raised the quality bar to a place where accuracy and consistency are guaranteed with every kite we make. Our new 2DR Double Rip Stop material is designed to provide a light weight yet durable canopy with extremely low stretch properties. This translates into a kite with the ability to lock in its intended shape and is ultra reactive to rider input. Volae 2DR Double Rip Stop material comes in a 53 gsm canopy material and a 75 gsm reinforcement material. Both utilize the shape locking double rip stop pattern and proprietary finish (emulsion). The double rip stop also provides for additional protection against tears. It is a balanced weave of 40 denier yarns with double rip stop clusters of yarns to improve the tear strength. It is very stable and low stretch in the warp and weft directions and has controlled elongation with good recovery on the bias. This enables the kite shape to be very stable yet still twist freely while turning. Our Dacron LE and strut material is made p of 150 denier warp yarns and 250 denier weft yarns. This puts the strongest and lowest stretch yarns around the circumference of the leading edge where the forces from inflation are greatest. Our Dacron material is very stable on all three axis do to the nature of the weave along with the heavily resin impregnated finishing process. Our Volae fabrics also have a unique roller printed look. SKELETAL FRAME STRATEGIC REINFORCEMENT LIGHTER MORE DURABLE All Cabrinha kites are designed and built on a Skeletal Frame foundation. Skeletal frame technology allows us to make a lighter more durable kite by strategically placing the reinforcement weight materials into a framework that surrounds the lighter weight canopy materials. We start by placing the most durable, 160 gsm Dacron material into a framework that locks in the intended shape. We then create the canopy shape and profiles with a light weight yet highly durable 53 gsm polyester woven material. We build on the durability of the canopy material with a second layer of durable 53 gsm double rip stop woven material over the high stress strut sections. We then layer into the perimeter a 75 gsm, double ripstop reinforcement material to combat the extreme loads that are placed on the trailing edge and wing tip areas of the kite. We then finish off the kite with details such as molded EVA chafe protectors. Robust leading edge protectors and triple row stitching at the high stress inter-segment seams near the center of the kite. We seal it all up with a woven nylon ribbon reinforcement on the leading edge closing seam. DYNAMIC ARC *Tighter Arc In Flight For Faster Turning *Opens Wide On The Water For Faster Relaunch A dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. It takes on one shape while flying and another shape while in resting mode on the water. The flying shape occurs as soon as the kite gets airborne and the front lines are under tension. This is the kite’s intended shape which is optimized for the intended usage. The arc shape is held in place by a simple set of bridling. The dynamic arc shape occurs when the kite is resting on the water in relaunch mode. The arc is allowed to open its span which orients the wingtips in a position to facilitates a super quick relaunch. SINGLE POINT INFLATION *Direct Connection To Hose *2 Way Airflow *Large Airflow Aperture *Rapid Inflate/Deflate The Sprint Inflation System with Airlock is the most efficient and easy way to get your kite pumped up quickly. The large one-way Airlock valve quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump now requires no special adapters. Once inflated you can lock off each strut independently to keep your kite’s rigid frame, and isolate any accidental strut deflation from the rest of the kite. When the session is over The entire kite will deflate in seconds thanks to the Airlock valve’s large dump feature. POWER CONTROL: PIGTAILS *Power Up Or Down To Maximize Range Every Cabrinha kite comes with a simple, adjustable way to choose the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” connector has three power positions which you can connect to. The middle position is the factory recommended position. But the user can choose to create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the rider. SLACKLINE DRIFT The Drifter kite has the ability to stay aloft longer when the lines go slack. While surfing its sometimes important to depower the kite to the point where you can surf on your own wave generated power without the pull of the kite. It’s here that the Drifter is able to stay aloft and drift downwind with you. When the time calls for it, you can immediately power up the kite and make the next section.