Cabrinha Switchblade Kite – 2024

From £1,494.00

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR

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

The longest running and most successful kite in the industry is back for it’s 17th year. The kite that spawned not only a style of riding but also a whole generation of kiters has evolved into the highest performing Switchblade to date. Taking the known Switchblade DNA, the creatives in CAB Design Works team have evolved this 5 strut design through use of new technologies, construction techniques and internal adjustments, to give a more playful, lighter feeling kite, while still remaining predictable and stable.

This Lite Series kite utilizes the HTD Lite materials which make this the lightest Cabrinha Switchblade to date. Combined with the Integrated Structural Canopy (ISC) we have been able to greatly reduce the weight of the kite while increasing longevity and improving steering speed.

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DESIGN DETAILS

This year’s version of the Cabrinha Switchblade 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

  • LITE SERIES – Best materials for each Product
  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance •NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy: durability, stability and responsiveness
  • HTD Lite: Lightweight ultra rigid Dacron
  • Sprint 3.0
  • Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens

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.

BI-DIRECTIONAL PURE PROFILE PANELS
The smoothest and 3D correct shape we’ve ever created allowing the smoothest transition between the segmented leading edge and curved canopy.

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.

HIGH QUALITY KITE BAG
An all new stylish expanding backpack allows for fast packdown and comfy transportation of your kite, pump and control system.  Easily Expands to carry multiple kites in one bag leading to more adventure and less faff!

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Additional information

Kite Colour

C1 WHITE / RED / BLUE, C2 ROYAL BLUE / VEUVE CLIQUOT YELLOW, C3 WHITE / TURQUOISE / BLACK

Kite Size (Meter)

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

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