2020 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

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  • Regular price $ 1,529.00



Performance/ Freeride/ Crossover 

The Cabrinha Switchblade is the best selling kite of all time for a reason:

The Cabrinha Switchblade is back again with its uncompromising performance and durability. With a completely new Nano ripstop canopy material the 2020 Cabrinha Switchblade tougher than ever before. In addition to the the Nano ripstop fabric's superior durability which has a tear strength twice as high as last year, the added ripstop fibers also decrease the stretch of the fabric resulting in a more responsive kite that lasts longer.

The Switchblade is best performance freeride kite out there making it great for riders of all levels in any environment. If you've never been on a Switchblade, come out and demo one at our Waves Village Watersports Resort in the Outer Banks and see what you've been missing.

What we like about the 2020 Cabrinha Switchblade:

The Switchblade is the best all around kiteboarding kite out there from beginner to pro, everyone can use a Switchblade. Switchblades are very stable and predictable which makes it a great kite for beginners, and it's that same predictability that makes it such a good freestyle kite for the pros. Switchblades are also one of the easiest kites to relaunch when you crash a feature that we can all appreciate. The upwind ability of the Switchblade is also amazing making it easier when learning how to go upwind as well as when you are enjoying the boosting performance of the highest jumping kite on the market. Finally we like the Switchblades because they have massive amounts of low end power and great de-powerability making a much wider usable wind range per size than a lot of other kites, so much in fact that you can usually replace a 3 kite quiver from other kites with 2 Switchblades.

WIND RANGE

Size Wind Range (Knots)  Wind Range (MPH)
4m 24-35+ 28-40+
5m 22-33 25-38
6m 19-31 22-36
7m 17-30 20-34
8m 16-28 18-32
9m 14-26 16-30
10m 13-24 15-28
12m 11-20 13-23
14m 10-17 12-20


Designed for the discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance, the Switchblade is made for those that want style, power, performance and craftsmanship.

The Switchblade’s reputation for being the world’s highest performance freeride kite not only comes from the thousands of customers who hail its praise, but from its countless world titles. Fastest sailing craft in the world (2010). King of the air (2017). Worlds highest tow-up jump (2018).

What's 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 boosting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a level of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.

 

DESIGN PROFILE
5-Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile

 

FEATURES

    • NEW Nano Ripstop canopy, the new bench mark in durability, stability & responsiveness
    • NEW 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
    • IKA Registered for sizes 7, 9 & 11

Sizes 4, 5 and 6 are available in orange color way only.

This product is registered with the IKA for Formula Kite Racing and can be used for the Youth Olympic Games and its qualifier events.

The 2020 Cabrinha Quickloop Control Bar:

The Quickloop Overdrive 1X Trimlite is a highly refined control system with universal compatibility. From its soft and ergonomic adjustable bar ends to its light weight cleat trim and 1X security system, the Quickloop Overdrive 1X Trimlite is a high performance and feature rich method of kite control. What makes the Quickloop Overdrive 1X superior to other systems is its accurate ergonomics and its well thought out form factor. The security system is intuitive, operates without effort and is integrated seamlessly into the design.

The 1X Overdrive Trimlite control system is designed for every rider from beginner to pro who uses an inflatable kite with a single line (1X) compatible method of security. Adjustable bar length and a cleat trim are a priority.

DESIGN PROFILE

A multi-function ergonomic adjustable control bar with Cabrinha’s 1X security, Quickloop connection and Trimlite trim system. 


FEATURES

NEW Easy adjust Overdrive bar end with 8cm width and leader adjustment
NEW Fully retracting bungee line retainer
NEW Soft, yet durable and ergonomic injection EVA bar ends with flex grooves
Asymmetric design with superior comfort and traction for enhanced grip
Simple and clean system
Universal Quickloop connection
Durable stainless steel cleat
Integrated bungee in trim line to reduce tail

*Sold separately 

Wind Range:

0 4m 28-40mph 4m 28-40mph 1 5m 25-38mph 5m 25-38mph 2 6m 22-36mph 6m 22-36mph 3 7m 20-34mph 7m 20-34mph 4 8m 18-32mph 8m 18-32mph 5 9m 16-30mph 9m 16-30mph 6 10m 15-28mph 10m 15-28mph 7 12m 13-23mph 12m 13-23mph 8 14m 12-20mph 14m 12-20mph