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Cabrinha Switchblade Kite – 2023

From  £912.00 40% Off

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR

SIZES: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14

For over a decade, the Cabrinha Switchblade has remained our top-selling kite, renowned for its ability to take kiters from novices to champions.

This iconic kite sparked a revolution in freeride kitesurfing and has welcomed countless newcomers to the sport. Now in its 16th year, the Switchblade has evolved yet again, incorporating the Hybrid Frame and HTD Lite materials for even greater adaptability and performance.

Thanks to the lighter frame and strategic material placement, the kite’s response time has improved, enabling increased maneuverability in lighter winds as well as greater control and responsiveness in higher winds. In addition, the new direct bridle, made with low-drag materials, elevates the kite’s performance to new heights.

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DESIGN DETAILS

This year’s version of the kite is optimized for freeride performance. It features a lightweight canopy design that enhances its responsiveness and reduces its overall weight, making it easier to drift in the waves or engage in foil activities. Additionally, the kite is equipped with Ultralight bladders that further reduce its weight. Its Nano Ripstop Canopy also enhances its durability, stability, and responsiveness. This kite is highly recommended for riders who want to engage in multiple activities, such as jumping high and playing in the waves, as it is designed to excel in all these areas.

DESIGN PROFILE

5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile.

FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy: Durability, stability and responsiveness
  • HTD for enhanced arc stability and improved handling characteristics
  • HTD Hybrid Frame
  • NEW: Durable TPU leading edge bumpers.

THE BENCHMARK
This product is the ultimate standard for durability, stability, and responsiveness.

REFINED SIMPLICITY
The kite’s bridle has been completely redesigned and rebalanced without pulleys. This modification results in a more responsive and faster turning kite that feels lighter. As a result, a wider range of users can now enjoy the kite, which provides greater control for jumping.

ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
The most versatile kite in the industry, allows for use in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles.

UP IN THE AIR
The 5 strut stable platform allows for stability in higher winds, and the wide arc allows for increased glide.

HIGH POINTING
The unique profile of the canopy allows for effortless upwind performance.

IT’S IN THE SWEEP
More sweep allows for not only increased range, but also easy relaunch, especially in lighter winds.

TECH SPECS

HYBRID FRAME
The kite achieves optimal balance between support and responsiveness by incorporating a blend of High Tenacity Dacron (HTD) and HTD Lite materials.

HIGH TENACITY DACRON
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 under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite/wing with a more efficient and accurate airfoil in flight.

HTD LITE
HTD Lite represents the next evolutionary step in inflatable structures. By incorporating the stretch-control advantages of the tried-and-true HTD material with a lighter weight design and superior reflex bias recovery, we have improved the kite’s responsiveness and expanded its range of capabilities.

HTD HYBRID FRAME
The construction of a kite relies on its frame as the foundation. By combining two HTD materials and reducing the weight of the trailing edge, the Hybrid Frame offers the required strength and resilience to enhance your kite experience to an unprecedented level.

SPRINT 3.0
The Sprint 3.0 inflation system has been upgraded to enhance air flow from the leading edge to the strut. The new valves, which come in both straight and angled forms, prevent kinks from forming in the inflation tube. Additionally, the secure fit design ensures easy maintenance.

BULLET PROOF BUMPERS
Introducing the latest innovation in bumper design – the Durable TPU bumper. Combining strength, lightweight construction, and durability, these bumpers offer comprehensive protection from canopy to LE sewing. Additionally, a novel manufacturing process improves abrasion resistance, ensuring that the kite remains unscathed even on hard surfaces.

Additional information

Kite Colour

C1 RED / WHITE, C2 YELLOW / GREY, C3 BLUE / WHITE

Kite Size (Meter)

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

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