2019 Cabrinha Switchblade - Predictability, Versatility and High Performance
The 2019 Cabrinha Switchblade is considered by many to be one of the best beginner kites on the market because of it's ease of use and versatility. However, advanced riders also rely on the Switchblade for its jumping ability and all around performance.
Whether you're kiting waves, jumping big air or want to perfect your wakestyle, the 2019 Cabrinha Switchblade consistently delivers.
Cabrinha claims the kite is for the discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability, uncompromising high end performance and craftsmanship. We think you will enjoy the kite for those reasons and many more.
IN CABRINHA'S WORDS...
The Switchblade’s reputation for being the world’s highest performance freeride kite not only comes from the thousands of customers who hail its praise, but from its countless world titles. Fastest sailing craft in the world (2010). King of the air (2017). Worlds highest tow-up jump (2018).
The Switchblade's balance and power delivery make this kite light to the touch and simple to fly. Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits in boosting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.
Key Features of the 2019 Cabrinha Switchblade:
- 5 Strut, Bow / Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile
- Pure Pro Panels
- High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability
- Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
- Smooth power delivery
- Predictable handling with superior stability and range
- Large sweet spot
- Great upwind performance
- Ridiculously high hang times
- Distinctly agile and light precision steering
- Easy relaunch
- Stability in high wind conditions
- Increased canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas • Powerful and ef cient
For more information on this kite, check out this overview from The Kiteboarder Magazine or see our video below with Cabrinha rider, Evan Netsch.
2019 Cabrinha Control Bars
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
Perfect All Around Kite - for Beginner to Advanced
This is a perfect entry kite for all around kiting and riding styles. I love my Switchblade 9 meter kite. It’s the first kite I ever purchased and the only one I’ve needed, as it’s such a versatile kite. It has a very steady flying experience, with very steady control. Whether you’re just getting into kite boarding or an advanced kiter looking for a reliable, consistent and smooth ride, I highly recommend the Cabrinha Switchblade !
Great freeride kite for every level of kiter
The 2019 Cabrinha Switchblade is a great kite for every level of kiter. I've been kiting for almost 3 years, I've tried the Switchblade in different sizes. My experience with the 5m was probably the most notable.
Having 5 struts can make some kites feel heavy, especially in the smaller sizes. When I tried the 2018 5m Switchblade in Hood River, Oregon two summers ago, I was really impressed with how quick and easy it was to steer. I was looking for a 5m kite, and I was hesitant to try a 5 strut 5m kite because I was worried it was going to feel heavy. I tested the Switchblade against a 5m Ocean Rodeo Prodigy, which has 3 struts, and I was amazed at how much faster turning the Switchblade was. It didn’t feel heavier than the 3 strut Prodigy, and although I was slightly underpowered in the conditions, I was able to move the Switchblade so quickly that I didn’t have any issues keeping it flying during my session.
I’ve tried a 9m and 12m 2019 Switchblade as well. Both were great, and they give you a really smooth ride. The bar pressure isn’t too heavy, so eventhough the kite has a lot of structure (probaby because of the 5 struts) it doesn’t feel like a tank. It’s easy to fly and I felt like the kite’s structure made water relaunches super easy. The kite is often referred to as a “cadillac” of kites. I don’t agree. Cadillacs are solid and heavy and not very sporty. The Switchblade’s speed and easy turning makes it feel like something in between a real sports car and an SUV. It’s good for all conditions, and you’re going to have fun riding it. Beginners will appreciate the Switchblade’s ability to fly upwind, and the kite is powerful enough to be a great jumping kite for non-beginners as well. I’m not a big jumper, but when I do go chasing small ramps in chop, this kite gives me what you need to get some air.
I strongly recommend this all around kite.
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