K0KOCONTR002019Regular price $2,039.00 Save $-2,039.00
Sizes: 13 / 15 / 17 / 19
The Contra is perfect for any rider that wants to extend their game into the lightwind arena with a responsive, lightwind kite. Voted Best Lightwind and Foiling kite two years in a row by the Kite Mag, the Contra is a true light wind performer in any and all riding categories.
The Contra’s light weight 3-strut hybrid design performs incredible things in what used to be known as the unrideable realm.
Light wind used to be considered the archenemy of kiteboarding. That was until Cabrinha introduced the Contra light wind kite with its unmatched efficiency and performance combination. Every riding style and discipline now has a kite to bridge your riding into the light wind arena.
3 Strut, Hybrid design, Low drag wing tips, Draft forward profiles
This kite is registered with the IKA for Formula Kite Racing and can be used for the Youth Olympic Games and its qualifier events.
UNDER THE HOOD
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. Faster flying through the sky giving you a broader range of performance.
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.
Our Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very warp oriented using ultra 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.
Upon activation of 1X’s single line flagging system the power of a kite is immediately killed and it will rest motionless on the water or land.
Increased Leading Edge segments provide a smooth, high definition and aerodynamic arc.
Every Cabrinha kite comes with a simple, user adjustable way to choose the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” 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 the knot closest to the kite, or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the rider.
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 flotation in the water, and enables easy re-launch.
The Sprint inflation systems 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.
Contra Kite Only 2019
K9KOCONTR003017Regular price $1,699.00 Save $-1,699.00
K0KOAV8RX000014Regular price $1,799.00 Save $-1,799.00
Sizes: 9 / 11 / 14
The AV8 is designed for riders looking for an exceedingly efficient kite to foil with while also offering the attributes of a boost & hang time machine. The AV8 kite is a highly efficient 5 strut power source that can facilitate an incredibly high VMG (Velocity Made Good). Its lean profiles and optimized AR deliver the highest level of performance in a light weight inflatable structure.
The AV8 flies upwind with speed and an incredibly rigid frame. When riding off the wind, the AV8’s power delivery is full and stable. The AV8's flat arc shape makes it ideal for huge lofty jumps combined with silky smooth landings.
K0KOICSBD007005Regular price $1,499.00 Save $-1,499.00
Sizes: 7 / 9 / 12
“There are no products that represent kite surfing as well as the Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Kites. Heroes have been made, records have been broken, and the path to progression has been attainable by all through these iconic kites. This year we celebrate enduring performance with the Switchblade and Drifter limited edition Icon Series. “ - Pete Cabrinha
Often referred to as the Benchmark for Performance Freeride Kiting, the Switchblade gives the rider unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance. This is a kite for riders who want Style, Power and Performance.
Through the years the Switchblade has helped people progress in the sport, land their first jumps, break World Speed Records, Guinness World Records and also win King of the Air.
If there is one kite that completely defines the essence of kiteboarding… it’s the Switchblade.
What is most amazing about the Switchblade is that all this performance comes in one of the easiest to use packages. Its 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 getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.
The 350 limited edition Switchblade ICON collection kites give a nod towards their industry changing heritage and gives riders the chance to enjoy their own completely unique product which represents an Iconic Legacy.
Each comes with an official badge collectors number and limited edition ICON kite bag.
5-Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile
This product is registered with the IKA for Formula Kite Racing and can be used for the Youth Olympic Games and its qualifier events.
K0KOICDRF007005Regular price $1,369.00 Save $-1,369.00
Sizes: 7 / 9 / 11
“There are no products that represent kite surfing as well as the Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Kites. Heros have been made, records have been broken, and the path to progression has been attainable by all through these iconic kites. This year we celebrate enduring performance with the Switchblade and Drifter limited edition Icon Series. “ - Pete Cabrinha
One of the most interesting things about the Drifter is its ability to engage and disengage its power on command. While catching a wave you want all the power you need but while surfing, you often want the kite to completely disappear while you surf on your own power.
It’s in this moment of pure surfing where you want a kite that ‘drifts’ down the line with you in a stable and predictable way. We dubbed this phenomenon Drift Stability and it is the crucial ingredient in a performance surf kite.
It’s here where the Drifter has no equal and as such has helped us crown world champions and get riders into waves and barrels that were previously thought to be the realm of just elite surfers.
The 250 limited edition Drifter ICON collection kites give a nod towards their industry changing heritage and give riders the chance to enjoy their own completely unique product which represents an Iconic legacy.
Each Drifter Icon kite comes with an official badge collectors number and limited edition ICON kite bag.
3-strut, Moderate aspect ratio hybrid design, Surf/drift wing tip design, 2 bridle setting options
K0KOSWTCH003014Regular price $1,839.00 Save $-1,839.00
Sizes: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14
Designed for the discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance, the Switchblade is made for those that want style, power, performance and craftsmanship.
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).
What's most amazing about the Switchblade is that all this performance comes in one of the easiest to use packages. Its 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.
3-Strut, Moderate aspect ratio hybrid design, Reactive wing tip, Fast, lean and efficient profiles.
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