2021 Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite
Surf / Freestyle Surf Kite
While surfing, you want your kite to be as invisible as possible. Having a kite which can quickly power and depower are the keys to fluid board control. And there is no better feeling than the moment when your kite ‘drifts’ effortlessly down the line as you absolutely tear apart the wave on your surfboard.
This is the Drifter. The world’s most iconic surf kite that innovated the concept of drift stability. A term widely used by other brands but rarely duplicated.
Design Profile of the Cabrinha Drifter
3-strut, moderate aspect ratio hybrid design, Surf/drift win tip design, 2 bridle setting options.
Features of the 2021 Drifter Kite
- Heavy duty closing seam construction
- Nano Ripstop Canopy, the benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
- High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability and improved handling characteristics
- Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
- Pure profile panels for efficient aerodynamics
- Slackline drift for down-the-line surfing
- Light bar pressure with direct and responsive steering
- Great pop for strapless freestyle tricks
- Onshore and offshore conditions settings
- Fast power and depower response
Cabrinha Drifter Kite Technology
Pure Profile Panels
The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aero-dynamic profiles in the kite. Smooth and stable profile entry. Improved overall kite efficiency, performance, and range. Flying faster through the sky, giving you a broader range of performance.
1X Security System
Upon activation of 1X's single line flagging system the power of a kite is immediately killed and it will rest on the water or land.
Dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The arc of the kite takes on one shape while flying and another shape while in resting mode on the water. While resting on the water the arc opens up slightly to facilitate an easier relaunch.
Offshore / Onshore Settings
The offshore setting optimizes performance for surfing in side shore and offshore wind. This facilitates better upwind ability which allows for easier cutbacks in offshore wind. The onshore setting optimizes performance for surfing in side shore and onshore wind. This setting provides for the maximum amount of "drift" as well as tighter turning.
These products have proven themselves time and time again with multiple podiums, world titles, or world records.
Every Cabrinha kite comes with a simple, user adjustable way to choose the power level of the kite. Each rear line "pigtail" connector has three power positions you can connect to. The middle position is the factory recommended position. However, the user can choose to create more power by connecting to the knot closest to the kite, or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the rider.
The ability to park itself and stay aloft longer when the lines go slack so you can focus entirely on riding the wave.
Cabrinha offers multiple tuning options which will completely change the way a kite flies. These options allow you to customize the feedback and bar pressure, adjust where the kite sits in the window, and balance the power / de-power range of the kite. Cabrinha highly recommends testing the different setting for yourself to find out what feels the best to you.
High Tenacity Dacron
Cabrinha's Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very carp oriented using high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight.
Provides the structure that keeps the kite design true to its intended shape while in-flight. The stable frame drives the kite through turbulence with a minimal amount of deformation and has excellent overall de-power. The inflated leading edge introduces the laminar flow of air across the kite's Pure Profile Panels, for a quick recovery if stalled and prevents the kite folding on itself. The inflatable structure reduces the amount of bridling required for stability. It also provides safety by providing some floatation in the water, and enables easy relaunch.
The Sprint inflation system is the most efficient and easy way to get your kite inflated and deflated quickly. The enlarged Airlock valve quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump requires no special adapters. Once inflated, you can lock off each strut independently to keep your kite's rigid frame, and isolate any accidental strut deflation from the rest of the kite. When the session is over, the entire kite will deflate in seconds thanks to the Airlock Valve's large dump feature.
Nano Ripstop Technology
A higher level of performance can only be achieved when the kite's design properties are supported by a stable and reactive kite material. Nano Ripstop does just that.