2019 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite
2019 Switchblade Review
Moto Vs The Switchblade
What Cabrinha has to say about the 2019 Switchblade
The discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance. 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).
But 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.
- Pure Profile 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 hand times
- Distinctly agile and light precision steering
- Easy relaunch
- Stability in high wind conditions
- Increased canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
- Powerful and efficient
Design Profile – 5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile
Pure Arc Segments
Increased Leading Edge segments provide a smooth, high definition and aerodynamic arc.
High Tenacity Dacron
Our all new 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.
Pure Profile Panels
The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aerodynamic 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.
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 an easy re-launch.
Our exclusive line of high-quality woven fabric has been designed specifically for kitesurfing. The Volae materials are made with accuracy and consistency, and are guaranteed for every kite we make. Our 2DR Double Ripstop material is designed to provide a lightweight, yet durable, canopy with extremely low stretch properties. This translates into a kite with the ability to lock in its intended shape, while remaining ultra-reactive to rider input.
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.
Sprint System W/ Airlock
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 valves’s large dump feature.
Dynamic arc allows the kites 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 “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 the rider.
|4 M||24 – 42||27 – 48|
|5 M||21 – 37||24 – 42|
|6 M||18 – 35||20 – 40|
|7 M||15 – 32||17 – 36|
|8 M||14 – 29||16 – 33|
|9 M||12 – 26||13 – 30|
|10 M||10 – 23||11 – 26|
|12 M||7 – 17||8 – 19|
|14 M||6 – 15||7 – 17|
*For riders around 175 lbs (79 kg). These are guidelines only. Please consult us via Live Chat or over the phone at 800-622-4655 for sizing questions.