PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR
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.
5-Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile
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 hang times
Distinctly agile and light precision steering
Stability in high wind conditions
Increased canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
Powerful and efficient
4m, 5m & 6m available in yellow color way only.
This product is registered with the IKA for Formula Kite Racing and can be used for the Youth Olympic Games and its qualifier events.
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.
Size Knots MPH
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 415-924-9463 for sizing questions.
2019 Cabrinha Control Bar Options
2019 Cabrinha Fixed Trimlite Control Bar
Featuring three available sizes, this multi-functional, ergonomic, control bar is ideal for every rider, from beginner to the pro. New to 2019 Cabrinha Control Bars automatically come with the Fireball system - quickloop (a traditional hook and loop) is an additional cost; also, riders will notice better grip with the improved asymmetric grip design paired with an increase in traction.
Size: 44 cm, 52 cm, 60 cm x 22 m (22 + 2 m for 60 cm)
2019 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X Adjustable Trimlite Control Bar
The adjustable, older brother of the Fixed Trimlite Control Bar, the Cabrinha Overdrive 1X features a new and improved asymmetric grip for better traction, an 8 cm bar width adjustment, and quick and easy quick release connection and operation.
Size: 48 - 56 cm x 22 m
2019 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X Adjustable Recoil Control Bar
Featuring the original Overdrive system, the Recoil is perfect for those familiar with older Cabrinha bars. This easy to use system keeps your trim adjuster within reach and always in the same position and offers the largest amount of depower available between the three Cabrinha control bar options.
Size: 48 - 56 cm x 22 m