2021 Cabrinha Contra 1 Strut Kiteboarding Kite
Performance Lightwind / Freeride Kite
The popularity of the Contra can not be overstated. It’s ability to extend any kite quiver well into the light wind arena is unmatched.
This season Cabrinha expanded the Contras range to bring its legendary efficiency deep into the foil boarding realm.
The single strut version of the Contra is built on its platform of efficiency and range, while adding featherweight control. With its single strut, this kite is lighter and more nimble, allowing the use of much smaller sizes to maximize foilboardings true potential.
The Contra 1 struts superior drift characteristics allow for low angles of attack while on foil, and the rear line tension increases steering impulse even when depowered.
This dynamic kite design shift will put an optimized Contra light wind kite in your hands whether you ride a twin tip, surfboard, or a foil board.
Design Profile of the Cabrinha Contra 1S
1 Strut Hybrid design, Low drag wing tips, Draft forward profiles.
Features of the 2021 Contra 1 Strut Kite
- Lightweight 1-strut design (Sizes 3,4,5,7,9,11)
- 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
- Agile and responsive steering for increased power delivery
- Superior drift characteristics and underpowered steering response
- Effortless relaunch in the lightest of wind conditions
Cabrinha Contra 1S 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.
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.
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.