Cabrinha Switchblade Icon Kite
There are no products that represent kite surfing as well as the Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Kites. Heroes have been made, records have been broken, and the path to progression has been attainable by all through these iconic kites. This year we celebrate enduring performance with the Switchblade and Drifter limited edition Icon Series. - Pete Cabrinha
PRICING TO BE CONFIRMED MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2020
PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR
SIZES: 7 / 9 / 12
Often referred to as the Benchmark for Performance Freeride Kiting, the Switchblade gives the rider unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance. This is a kite for riders who want Style, Power and Performance.
Through the years the Switchblade has helped people progress in the sport, land their first jumps, break World Speed Records, Guinness World Records and also win King of the Air.
If there is one kite that completely defines the essence of kiteboarding… it’s the Switchblade.
What is most amazing about the Switchblade is that all this performance comes in one of the easiest to use packages. Its balance and power delivery make this kite light to the touch and simple to fly. Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits in getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.
The 350 limited edition Switchblade ICON collection kites give a nod towards their industry changing heritage and gives riders the chance to enjoy their own completely unique product which represents an Iconic Legacy.
Each comes with an official badge collectors number and limited edition ICON kite bag.
5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile
The discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance. For those that want style, power, performance and craftsmanship
- Unique graphic design
- 350 piece limited run
- Heavy duty closing seam construction
- Nano Ripstop Canopy, the NEW benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
- Optimized Dacron layout for reduced weight & improved handling characteristics
- High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability
- Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
- Pure Profile Panels for efficient aerodynamics
- Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
- Ridiculously high hang times
- Large sweet spot and smooth on demand power control
- Excellent upwind performance
- Swept leading edge for effortless relaunch
This product is registered with the IKA for Formula Kite Racing and can be used for the Youth Olympic Games and its qualifier events.
NANO RIPSTOP CANOPY
A higher level of performance can only be achieved when the kite’s design properties are supported by a stable and reactive kite material. Nano Ripstop does just that.
HIGH TENACITY DACRON
Our Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very warp oriented using ultra high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight.
PURE PROFILE PANELS
The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aerodynamic profiles in the kite. Smooth and stable profile entry. Improved overall kite efficiency, performance, and range. Faster flying through the sky giving you a broader range of performance.
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.
Every Cabrinha kite comes with a simple, user adjustable way to choose the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” connector has three power positions you can connect to. The middle position is the factory recommended position. However, 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.
Provides the structure that keeps the kite design true to its intended shape while in-flight. The stable frame drives the kite through turbulence with a minimal amount of deformation and has excellent overall de-power. The inflated leading edge introduces the laminar flow of air across the kite’s Pure Profile panels, for a quick recovery if stalled and prevents the kite folding on itself. The inflatable structure reduces the amount of bridling required for stability. It also provides safety by providing some flotation in the water, and enables easy re-launch.
Dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The arc of the kite takes on one shape while flying, and another shape while in resting mode on the water. While resting on the water the arc opens up slightly to facilitate an easier relaunch.
SPRINT SYSTEM W/ AIRLOCK
The Sprint inflation systems is the most efficient and easy way to get your kite inflated and deflated quickly. The enlarged Airlock valve quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump 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.