No kite has done more in the sport of kitesurfing than the Switchblade. World Titles, World Records, Podium topping, all on a stock production kite that has also brought so many people not only into the sport, but given the perfect platform to evolve, improve and push their own boundaries of what they thought possible.
For :02 Cabrinha has given the Switchblade another performance boost. The redesigned and rebalanced bridle gives the option to not only increase the turning speed, but also lighten up the feel of the kite. A lighter faster kite not only extends the reach of this amazing product to different riders, but also allows for faster steering and control for jumping. The five strut stable frame of the Switchblade really comes into its own in the higher wind ranges. Here the legendary boost and hangtime of the Switchblade really shines.
NEW Ceramic Pulley Ultimate in simplicity, safety and reduced wear characteristics. Made from Zirconia, the new ceramic pulley provides the ultimate in simplicity, safety and impact resistance with reduced wear characteristics. Zirconia (ZrO2 or Zirconium Oxide) is known for its extreme strength and ability to withstand high heats and abrasion. Zirconia is the perfect material for the new Ceramic Pulleys. With no moving parts and built in safety, the new Cabrinha Ceramic Pulley is the next evolutionary step from the Cab Design Works team.
NEW Bridle Configuration for Refined Flight Characteristics A redesigned and balanced bridle gives a lighter feeling and faster turning kite, allowing for a wider range of users and also control for jumping.
Ultimate Performance The most versatile kite in the industry, allows for use in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles.
Heavy duty closing seam construction
Nano Ripstop Canopy The benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness. 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.
High Tenacity Dacron Enhances arc stability and improves handling characteristics. Cabrinha's Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very warp orientated using ultra high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under the high inflation pressures. Lower elongation make for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight.
Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
Pure Profile Panels for efficient aerodynamics
Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
Ridiculously high hang times The 5 strut stable platform allows for stability in higher winds, and the wide arc allows for increased glide.
Large sweet spot and smooth on demand power control
Excellent upwind performance The unique profile of the canopy allows for effortless upwind performance.
Swept leading edge for effortless relaunch More sweep allows for not only increased range, but also easy relaunch, especially in lighter winds.
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