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Drifter

SURF / FREESTYLE SURF

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Specifically designed for kite surfing in waves and surf freestyle.

DESIGN PROFILE:

The all-new design of the Drifter preserves its legendary drift stability while widening its range of use. With a new lighter bar pressure option and Onshore and Offshore settings, the Drifter performs in any and all surf conditions. And when it comes to surf freestyle the Drifter gives you the pop and control needed to perform at the highest level.

3 Strut, Hybrid design, Wing tip coning, 2 bridle setting options. Revisions to the arc, outline and profiles. 

4m, 5m & 6m available in blue colour way only.

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    Specifically designed for kite surfing in waves and surf freestyle.

    DESIGN PROFILE:

    The all-new design of the Drifter preserves its legendary drift stability while widening its range of use. With a new lighter bar pressure option and Onshore and Offshore settings, the Drifter performs in any and all surf conditions. And when it comes to surf freestyle the Drifter gives you the pop and control needed to perform at the highest level.

    3 Strut, Hybrid design, Wing tip coning, 2 bridle setting options. Revisions to the arc, outline and profiles. 

    4m, 5m & 6m available in blue colour way only.


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    Features & Benefits

    • All New design for 2018

    • New High Tenacity Dacron enhances the arc stability

    • New Pure Profile Panels

    • Refined profile alignment for superior power delivery

    • Light bar pressure with direct and responsive handling

    • Enhanced “Pop” for freestyle tricks

    • Best “Slack Line Drift” on the market

    • Excellent for surf freestyle

    • Exclusive Onshore and Offshore tuning options

    • Quick power and depower response

    • Amazing relaunch

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    Technology

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Offshore setting optimizes performance for surfing in side shore and offshore wind. This facilitates better upwind ability which allows for easier cutbacks in offshore wind. Onshore setting optimizes performance for surfing in side shore and onshore wind. This setting provides for the maximum amount of “drift” as well as tighter turning.

  • The Drifter has powered Keahi De Aboitiz to 4 kite surfing world titles. The Drifter has powered Moona Whyte to two consecutive world titles.

  • 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.

  • 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 easy re-launch.

  • The ability to park itself and stay aloft longer when the lines go slack so you can focus entirely on riding the wave.

  • 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.

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