Cabrinha Crossbow IDS 2009 Kite Review
With the Crossbow IDS 2009 model, Cabrinha introduces a whole new concept in the performance freestyle and waveriding kiteboarding. The new control system combined with the Intelligent Depower System (IDS) and the progressive design deliver great stability and increased handling features, making the Crossbow IDS one of the most versatile kites of its kind. The kite is available in 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16 meters range size and eight color schemes.
Other features include:
● IDS - Intelligent Depower System
● Dynamic Arc Progression
● Improved bridle pulleys
● Absolute depower feature
● New airlock valve
● Override and Powerdrive IDS features
● Reinforced canopy
Cabrinha Crossbow IDS successfully combines the features of a bow kite with the easy control and stability of a SLE model. Powered by the all new progressive design and the Intelligent Depower System, the Crossbow IDS is a unique performer under all wind conditions and makes a great choice for the advanced and experienced rider. The flatness of the arc is lowered and the dynamic progressive design increase the power developed by the kite. Cabrinha has also introduced additional features, depending on the size, so the smaller models have a low aspect ratio and the large ones have high aspect ratios and flattened arcs to handle very efficient even the strongest winds. Crossbow IDS behaves great in all sorts of wind conditions, is incredible simple to relaunch and impresses with the high speeds it can reach in notime.
If we were to describe Cabrinha’s Power drive 1:1 control system only one word would suffice: simple. By keeping things simple (no pulleys) the bar pressure has been considerably decreased. The centerline adjustment strap is kept within easy reach thanks to the CAS line extenders. The Override 2 stopper uses an adjustable tension mechanism that lets the kitesurfer fine-tune the amount of force needed to fully depower the kite. Bar Features Custom depower with the Override 2 security system and stopper. Simple trimming thanks to the center line adjustment strap with bungees. Harness loops detach with quick release.