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Switchblade

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR

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For a rider who wants unrivaled predictability, unmatched versatility and uncompromising high end performance and quality. Whether you’re boosting big air, throwing down technical tricks, or simply out for a fun session on your own terms, the SB provides the ultimate kiting experience.

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The Cabrinha Switchblade once again proves why it is the worlds most loved kite. With Nick Jacosens recent King of the Air title, his world record Woo jump of 28 meters, and his mind bending jump from the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai (a height of 210 metres), it's clear that the Switchblade’s performance is legendary. 

But what the competition hasn't been able to replicate is the Switchblade’s unrivaled combination of high performance and ease of use.

Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits of getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.

5 Strut, Bow / Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile

Sizes 7m, 9m & 11m are IKO certified.

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

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    For a rider who wants unrivaled predictability, unmatched versatility and uncompromising high end performance and quality. Whether you’re boosting big air, throwing down technical tricks, or simply out for a fun session on your own terms, the SB provides the ultimate kiting experience.

    DESIGN PROFILE:

    The Cabrinha Switchblade once again proves why it is the worlds most loved kite. With Nick Jacosens recent King of the Air title, his world record Woo jump of 28 meters, and his mind bending jump from the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai (a height of 210 metres), it's clear that the Switchblade’s performance is legendary. 

    But what the competition hasn't been able to replicate is the Switchblade’s unrivaled combination of high performance and ease of use.

    Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits of getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.

    5 Strut, Bow / Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile

    Sizes 7m, 9m & 11m are IKO certified.

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


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    Features & Benefits

    • Profile refinements improve the overall performance for 2018

    • New High Tenacity Dacron enhances the arc stability

    • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles

    • Smooth power delivery

    • Ridiculously high hang times

    • Predictable handling with improved stability and range

    • Large sweet spot

    • Great upwind performance

    • Distinctly agile and light precision steering

    • Easy relaunch

    Under the Hood

    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.

  • The Switchblade has won numerous international titles including the the World Speed Sailing Record. A speed of 55 knots held by Rob Douglas. The Switchblade holds the current world record for the biggest jump with a 28.6 meter boost by Nick Jacobsen. Nick also hold another world record title by jumping off of the Burg Al Arab hotel in Dubai with his Switchblade kite. A dizzying height of 210 meters.

  • 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 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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