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Cabrinha Drifter 2015

Cabrinha Drifter 2015

Reviewed on Nov 22nd 2014 by Mark
Performance:
5
Durability:
4
Relaunch:
5
Bar:
5
User Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5

Sizes used: 9m, 13m
I'm loving these kites I got from surf-store! I got them tuned to fast turning/longer de-power stroke. They do turn fast, even the 13m. They want to fly and be in the air no matter what it seems. I am super excited about the slack line control - it still reacts to the bar input even when I ride unhooked towards the kite going down the line. Compared to Nomad and Vector I fly, I don't have to work my Drifters as much as the other kites and I don't need to worry about backstalling in lighter wind/wind shadows. I can now focus more on my board work rather than focusing on flying the kite. It also pivots really nice into kiteloops when I need to bring it from the side of the wind window back into the wind window in front of me. And the kite doesn't yank me off the board doing that. Relaunch is fantastic - even reverse launch. Lowend? I (78kg/180cm) normally ride my 9m Drifter (more power pigtail setting) and a surfboard, while others are mostly on 12m. Loving the new bar. It's simple, it feels good, quick (re)set, low V that allows me to self land a lot easier.