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CABRINHA 03

Today marks the day of the largest product launch in Cabrinha’s history. And why stop there? Cabrinha have also thrown in a new website and all.

Here is what Cabrinha have to say about their 03 launch.

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For many the lure to kitesurfing was one thing. Air. We were mesmerised by riders soaring to the sky with just a board attached to their feet, powered by nothing more than the natural element of wind. Boundaries were broken and a whole new generation started. Flat water, waves, strong wind, light wind, everywhere became a playground for people taking to the sky.

Over two decades later, we are back to where we all began with a desire to not only continually experience flight ourselves, but also see others pushing the boundaries of what is possible, both on kites and wings.
Water is our playground whether it’s in a liquid or frozen state. Kiting or winging, we relish the time we get on the water, it’s a break from the everyday, it’s an escape to an incredible world where we are able to bend the laws of physics. A place where it’s you, the elements, and your friends. We push each other, we are competitive, but one thing is always the same. Smiles are infectious, and the person having the most fun is always the winner. 

It’s not about what % lighter or stronger new materials are. It’s about what they do to make your time on the water even better.

We are not here to spout out numbers to wow people with ‘Our material is this much stronger, this much lighter’. We are lighter in weight, we are more durable, but the reason we use these materials is far more than that. We use them to change the way you experience your wind sports. We use them to help us change the way people look at inflatable structures. We use them because they are the best materials for what we do.

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Ace Hybrid

HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR
Available sizes: 135X40, 138X41.5, 141X43, 145×44.5

DESIGN PROFILE
High performance board with structural carbon and lightweight composite core that stiffens the flex pattern for increased response and explosive pop.

FEATURES

  • NEW: Double centre concave
  • NEW: 4 degree angled fin for improved grip
  • NEW: refined volume flow for improved dynamics
  • NEW: Centered deck grab rails for progressive board-off maneuvers
  • Quad channels in the tips for grip when loading off back foot
  • Medium rocker line for early planing lift and reliable edge hold
  • Moderate/low flex pattern for a rapid response & intuitive pop
  • High-end hybrid core construction for lively performance in all conditions
  • Exclusive and strategic use of Japanese Toray UD carbon for precision feedback
  • Innovative, lightweight & responsive future hybrid/carbon and PVC core construction
Watch the video here:
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Ace Wood

ALLROUND FREERIDE / BIG AIR
Available sizes: 133×38.5, 135×40, 138×41.5, 141×43, 145×44.5

DESIGN PROFILE
High performance model with the dampening of Paulownia wood.

FEATURES

  • NEW: Double centre concave
  • NEW: 4 degree angled fin for improved grip
  • NEW: refined volume flow for improved dynamics
  • NEW: Centered deck grab rails for progressive board-off maneuvers
  • Quad channels in the tips for grip when loading off back foot
  • Medium rocker line for early planing lift and reliable edge hold
  • Moderate/low flex pattern for a rapid response & intuitive pop
Watch the video here:
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CBL

WAKESTYLE / CABLE
Available sizes: 139×42, 142×43

DESIGN PROFILE
Bottom shape and construction suited for wake style and cable. Also excellent for choppy water.

FEATURES

  • Fluid power transfer from any source
  • Excellent wakestyle performance
  • P-tex grind base bottom sheet
  • Engineered reinforcements and strategic use of carbon for directed flex control
  • Tip channels for finless tracking & smooth release
  • Flat center for hitting any type of obstacle
  • High rocker for cable and wakestyle
  • Rail and tip channels provides grip
Watch the video here:
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Contra 3S

PERFORMANCE LIGHTWIND/FREERIDE
Available sizes: 13,15,17

DESIGN PROFILE
3 Strut, Hybrid design, Low drag wing tips, Draft forward profiles

FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy, the benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
  • NEW: HTD Lite: Lightweight ultra rigid dacron
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
  • Pure profile panels for efficient aerodynamics
  • Agile and responsive steering for increased power delivery
  • Refined low end performance for better upwind ability
  • Effortless relaunch in the lightest of wind conditions
Watch the video here:
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Contra Aether

PERFORMANCE LIGHTWIND/FREERIDE
Available sizes: 4,5,7,9,11

DESIGN PROFILE
1 Strut, Hybrid design, Low drag wing tips, Draft forward profiles

FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • NEW: HTD Hybrid Frame
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy, the benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
  • Pure profile panels for efficient aerodynamics
Watch the video here:

OVERDRIVE TRIMLITE

ADJUSTABILITY, MARKET LEADING, INTUITIVE USE
Available sizes: 40-48cm, 47-55cm

DESIGN PROFILE
A multi-function ergonomic adjustable control bar with Cabrinha’s 1X security, COS Loop connection and Trimlite trim system.

FEATURES

  • NEW: intuitive and quick-Cabrinha operating system
  • NEW: Lightweight durable stainless steel cleat
  • NEW: Dual PU coated tubes providing automatic un-swivel when sheeting
  • NEW: Soft-touch trim handle and line with integrated bungee
  • Low V connection for direct steering
  • Bio-based Dyneema™ low elongation flying lines for direct and uncompromising
    performance

  • 22m stock flying lines with 2m extensions (18m+4m+2m)
  • Colour coded line connection, for improved safety
  • NEW: reduced width for a precision control
  • NEW: Stainless steel indexing dual chambered lightweight bar centre
  • Asymmetric design with superior comfort and traction for enhanced grip
  • Easy adjust Overdrive bar end with 8cm width- and leader adjustment
  • Fully retracting bungee line retainer
  • Soft, yet durable and ergonomic injection EVA bar ends with flex grooves
Watch the video here:
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Drifter

SURF/FREESTYLE SURF
Available sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

DESIGN PROFILE
3-strut, moderate aspect ratio hybrid design. Surf/drift wing tip design. 

FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy, the benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
  • NEW: HTD Lite: Lightweight ultra rigid Dacron
  • NEW: Bi-direction Pure Profile Panels: the smoothest & 3d correct canopy shape
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
Watch the video here:
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Flare

ALL ROUND SURF
Available sizes: 5’1”x 18.5”x2”, 5’4”x19”x2

DESIGN PROFILE
Wide point forward, moderate rocker, thin rails, fish tail and quad fin setup.

FEATURES

  • NEW: IsoFlex – Lightweight fiberglass sandwich construction with PVC deck grip
  • CNC machined High density EPS core for a precise shape and superior flex
    characteristics

  • Thinned out rail flow with smooth tuck-line transition for improved carving and control
  • Single concave bottom for a predictable and forgiving ride
  • Wide point forward and straight tail, for efficient control and drive
  • Moderate rocker line for all round performance
Watch the video here:
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FX2

FREESTYLE CROSSOVER
Available sizes: 7,8,9,11,13

DESIGN PROFILE
3Strut, Modified C shape arc, Swept wing tip, moderate aspect ratio design,
Freestyle profi
le, 3 bridle setting options and 6-line setup


FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy: durability, stability and responsiveness
  • HTD for enhanced arc stability and improved handling characteristics
  • HTD Hybrid Frame.
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers

 

Watch the video here:
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Method

FREESTYLE SURF
Available sizes: 4’10”x17.6”x1.9”, 5’0”x18.1”x2”, 5’4”x18.6”x2.1”

DESIGN PROFILE
WA narrow yet curvy outline, fast rocker line and a thruster setup.

FEATURES

  • NEW: IsoFlex – Lightweight fiberglass sandwich construction with PVC deck grip
  • CNC machined High density EPS core for a precise shape and superior flex
    characteristics

  • NEW: refined and thinned out rail flow for improved grip/pop and turning
  • NEW: tail channel to single concave for improved grip when loading into tricks
  • NEW: Square nose outline for a stable ride and balanced takeoff
  • NEW: fast rocker line to allow for excess speed when loading up
Watch the video here:
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Moto X

VERSATILE FREERIDE/CROSSOVER
Available sizes: 5,6,7,8,9,10,12,14

DESIGN PROFILE
3 Strut, moderate aspect ratio hybrid design, Reactive wing tip, Fast, lean and efficient profiles. 

FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy, the benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
  • NEW: HTD Lite: Lightweight ultra rigid Dacron
  • NEW: Bi-direction Pure Profile Panels: the smoothest & 3d correct canopy shape
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
Watch the video here:
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Nitro

PERFORMANCE BIG AIR
Available sizes: 6,7,8,9,10,12


DESIGN PROFILE
5 Strut, High Aspect

FEATURES

  • NEW: Lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy: durability, stability and responsiveness
  • NEW: Ultra HT – strong, stable, and responsive material, exclusive to the NITRO kite
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
  • NEW: Bi-direction Pure Profile Panels: the smoothest & 3d correct canopy shape
Watch the video here:
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Phantom

DOWN THE LINE POWER SURF
Available sizes: 5’6”x18.5”x2.1”, 5’9”x19.1”x2.2”

DESIGN PROFILE
Round pin tail, lean and curved outline, progressive rocker and 5 fin setup.

FEATURES

  • NEW: IsoFlex – Lightweight fiberglass sandwich construction with PVC deck grip
  • CNC machined High density EPS core for a precise shape and superior flex
    characteristics

  • Thinned out rail flow with smooth tuck-line transition for improved carving and control
  • Deep single concave for ultimate grip and control
  • Round pin, wide point centered for a well balanced board that promotes control in top to bottom surfing
  • Progressive rocker line for ultimate drive and turning in critical sections
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Special Agent

HYDROFOIL
Available sizes: 105, 125

DESIGN PROFILE
Foil specific board with a minimalist approach with stiffness induced by shaping and construction.

FEATURES

  • NEW: revised low drag outline
  • NEW: Increased rocker for improved recovery and launch
  • NEW: increased stiffness through new laminated woodcore
  • NEW: Full EVA deck pad with kick – improved grip
  • UD carbon and fibreglass construction
  • Geometric stringer adds high degree of stiffness for better responsiveness
  • Easy to use and progress
  • Beveled rails for forgiving touch down
  • Strapless, 2 or 3 strap configuration, allows for a fully customizable ride
  • Foil tracks with integrated T-nuts – compatible with both industry standard hole pattern
Watch the video here:
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Spectrum

ALL AROUND FREERIDE
Available sizes: 133×40, 136×41, 140×42, 144×43, 148×44. 152×44

DESIGN PROFILE
A fast and forgiving outline with a medium amount of rocker.

FEATURES

  • Rocker and flex is designed for the widest range of conditions and riding styles
  • Excellent upwind tracking
  • Soft landings
  • Excels in choppy water
  • Smooth and predictable board control
  • Single concave bottom
  • Large fins for grip
Watch the video here:
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Stylus

LIGHTWIND / FREERIDE
Available sizes: 150×45, 160×47.5

DESIGN PROFILE
Low rocker, high speed design. Optimized for light wind planing.

FEATURES

  • Excellent performance in lightwind conditions
  • Versatility beneath your feet
  • Excellent upwind ability
  • Offset binding inserts to the heel edge
  • Asymmetrical stance for better grip, control and lightwind planing
  • Rail channels for grip
  • UD basalt to support light-wind low rocker line for early planing
Watch the video here:
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Switchblade

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE
Available sizes: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14

DESIGN PROFILE
5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile


FEATURES

  • NEW: Refined lightweight canopy design for reduced weight and reactive performance
  • NEW: Static low elongation bridle for improved reactive feel
  • NEW: Sprint 3.0
  • NEW: Ultralite bladders for an overall lighter weight kite
  • NEW: Trailing edge EVA rigidity battens
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy: durability, stability and responsiveness
  • HTD for enhanced arc stability and improved handling characteristics
  • HTD Hybrid Frame.
  • NEW: Durable TPU Leading edge bumpers
Watch the video here:

Xcal Carbon

Xcal Wood

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XO

FREESTYLE / FREERIDE
Available sizes: 133×38.5, 136×39.5

DESIGN PROFILE
High performance women’s model with the dampening of Paulownia wood.

FEATURES
  • Tough and lightweight construction
  • Suitably sized for women
  • Dynamic pop & low spin weight
  • Early planing lift & reliable edge hold
  • Maximum upwind drive
  • Quad channels in the tips for grip when loading off back foot
  • Rail channels for grip
(Photos: Phil Sobolev)

 

Watch the video here:

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