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 -... read more
Cabrinha Drifter 2015 Kite Review
Waveriding enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that the Cabrinha Drifter is back for the 2015 season. And for the new season, the kite is designed to be the absolute best kite for surfing and surf freestyle, as the guys at Cabrinha say. The Drifter is indeed one of the most versatile surf machines on the market. It has an amazing ability to generate power exactly when you need and discard extra power when you don’t need it.
With the new Cabrinha Drifter, waveriding reaches a new level. Apart from its awesome drifting potential, the Drifter allows you drop in, accelerate, then dump the power completely to snap or carve whenever you want. The canopy is designed to stay crisp and sharp in turns and pierce upwind with ease.
The Drifter also sports a sharp slack line control. This design allows it to drift downwind and stay aloft even when the lines are slackened. A three strut configuration keeps it stable in shifting winds. The Drifter delivers huge depower and quick relaunch thanks to its dynamic arc design. The moderate arc shape allows for optimal power delivery and control.
The direct steering keeps you in control even in challenging conditions. Power delivery can be fine tuned by using the special Power Control Pigtails. You can create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting to the knot closest to you. A skeletal frame foundation is used to make the kite crisp, durable and light.
Cabrinha Overdrive 1X QuickLoop
The new Overdrive 1X QuickLoop is an intuitive and fully adjustable control system, easy to operate by any rider. The QuickLoopis an opening harness loop connection designed to work specifically with our 1X single line flagging security system.
- Depower on Demand
- Internalized Lines
- Low V
- Soft EVA ends float entire bar
- Recoil Trim Adjustment
- Overdrive bar ends adjust a full 8cm in length
- Simple activation and resetting of the QR
5.5m: 25-33 knots
7m: 23-30 knots
8m: 20-27 knots
9m: 17-25 knots
11m: 15-23 knots
13m: 13-20 knots