User login

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS 2010

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS 2010 Kite Review

Sizes: 14m  12m  8m  10m  9m  7m  6m  4m
Kite Type: Bow
Best For: Wakestyle  Freeride
Brand: Cabrinha

Control Bar

For this year’s range of kites Cabrinha has the 2010 Powerdrive IDS, a control bar that meets the riders’ need for dynamic function and kite control. For the 2010 Powerdrive IDS bar to meet these requirements the Cabrinha team had to completely redesign the Powerdrive IDS control system. In this redesign process the user interface was streamlined and many new features were added. What Cabrinha ended up with in the end is its “most refined and evolved control system to date.”

2010 Powerdrive IDS features:

  • Internal landing line – the IDS landing line has been internalized into the main depower line. As Cabrinha explained, the reason why the landing line has been internalized is to protect it from the elements and to make the control system a little bit simpler. The IDS landing line is right there when you want it; but when you don’t want it, it’s out of the way.
  • OverSlide IDS – thanks to the all new OverSlide stopper unit, the rider can let go of the control system (temporarily) in order to address spins in the control lines. The all new OverSlide Stopper unit is also a means to contain the bungeed power adjusters. The rider can position the OverSlide stopper unit, which is a sliding system, anywhere on the main depower line.
  • Redesigned floating bar ends
  • Redesigned swiveling security pin
  • Redesigned QR2
  • New bypass leash attachment point
  • Remodeled QR
  • Reduced sizes

4m – 21 knots and upwards
6m – 19 knots and upwards
7m – 18 knots and upwards
8m – 17 knots and up to about 26 knots
9m – 16 knots to about 26 knots
10m – 15 knots and up to about 25 knots
12m – 12 knots to about 19 knots
14m – 9 knots to about 17 knots

Please note that the wind ranges are based on a 75kg (165lbs) rider. Actual wind ranges may vary according to your body weight and ability level, and according to water conditions, board size, and riding style. You should always use common sense and your personal experience when selecting a kite size. If you don’t know what kite size to use, talk to other riders and see what they’re using on the water.

Cabrinha Switchblade IDS 2010 Rating: 4.50 out of 5 based on 5 user reviews: