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Cabrinha Switchblade 2015 Kite Review
The new Switchblade kite introduced by Cabrinha for the new 2015 season presents itself as one of the most versatile freeride and crossover machines on the market. It delivers a unique mix of performance and ease of use. It is a kite that excels in a wide range of conditions and offers exceptional freeride, freestyle and wave performance. Perfect control, optimal power delivery and excellent stability are just few of the features that make it such a great all-round kite.
The Switchblade is designed for the rider who will crossover from freeriding to freestyle to surf on any given day. It can accommodate intermediate to advanced riders and performs great in real world conditions. The kite is engineered using a high performance profile based on an absolute mirror construction that significantly improves its aerodynamic performance. The refined panel orientation improves flight and prevents flutter.
The Switchblade uses a five strut configuration that makes it very stable and keeps it crisp and sharp in any conditions. The dynamic arc design allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes: a tight one in flight for faster turning and an open one on the water to boost relaunch. Bridle refinements are used to ensure a direct and precise control in light and high winds.
The kite offers a light bar pressure and has very good park and ride abilities. A skeletal frame keeps the kite light and durable and optimizes its flight characteristics. Thanks to Power Control Pigtails, the rider can easily adjust the power level of the kite. The SB blasts upwind, it’s easy to steer and has a very responsive feedback.
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
4m: 25-30 knots
5m: 22-30 knots
6m: 20-38 knots
7m: 17-25 knots
8m: 15-23 knots
9m: 13-20 knots
10m: 12-17 knots
11m: 12-16 knots
12m: 10-15 knots
14m: 9-14 knots