The AV8 is designed for riders looking for an exceedingly efficient kite to foil with while also offering the attributes of a boost & hang time machine. The AV8 kite is a highly efficient 5 strut power source that can facilitate an incredibly high VMG (Velocity Made Good). Its lean profiles and optimized AR deliver the highest level of performance in a light weight inflatable structure.
The AV8 flies upwind with speed and an incredibly rigid frame. When riding off the wind, the AV8’s power delivery is full and stable. The AV8's flat arc shape makes it ideal for huge lofty jumps combined with silky smooth landings.
Design Profile - 5 Strut, hybrid light weight efficient design, fast aerodynamic 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.
|9 M||14 - 27||16 - 30|
|11 M||12 - 25||14 - 27|
|14 M||9 - 20||11 - 20|
*For riders around 175 lbs (79 kg). These are guidelines only.
Designed for every rider from beginner to pro who uses an inflatable kite with a single line (1X) compatible method of security, the AV8 Quickloop Fixed 1X (Trimlite) is a highly refined control system with universal compatibility. From its soft and ergonomic bar ends to it’s light weight cleat trim with 4:1 race pulley system and 1X security system, the Quickloop Fixed 1X (Trimlite) is a high performance and feature rich method of kite control. The 4:1 race pulley allows the rider to micro adjust and effortlessly trim under maximum load while the extended trim tail also enables the rider to operate the trim without compromising speed, trajectory or body position.
Line lengths can be easily switched between 22m, 19m and 16m long. Adjusting these configurations enable the rider to conveniently customize the power delivery and sweep arc of the kite during flight, allowing optimal performance in a wide wind range.
Our industry first dual density highly textured bar grip, provides an unmatched rider interface for unhooked, as well as hooked in riding. The ergonomically designed asymmetric finger bar provides intuitive and instant tactile left/right orientation. The soft touch bar ends provide a safe and stable steering platform with integrated rear line adjustment and convenient line retainers.
Short leash (52cm) included.
Sizes: Standard (Adjusts 48-56cm)
The Overdrive 1X (Trimlite) is a highly refined control system with universal compatibility. From its soft and ergonomic 8cm adjustable bar ends to it’s lightweight cleat trim and 1X security system, the Overdrive 1X (TrimLite) is a high performance and feature rich method of kite control.
Our premium adjustable control system can quickly change the length of your bar from 48cm to 56cm. The Overdrive mode increases the turning speed and performance of any kite, large or small. Our customized compact stainless steel TrimLite cleat allows precise and positive trim adjustment. The lightweight design has an elasticized trim line, an internalized mainline, and landing lines protected with PU tubing which gives you a minimalist system with perfect balance and trim to match the changing wind conditions.
The 1X Overdrive Trimlite control system is designed for every rider from beginner to pro who uses an inflatable kite with a single line (1X) compatible method of security. Adjustable bar length and a cleat trim are a priority.
A multi-function ergonomic adjustable control bar with Cabrinha’s 1X security, TrimLite cleat trim system, available with Fireball or Quickloop connection.
The Quickloop connection is recognized for its universal compatibility and simple to use operation. Excellent for both hooked and unhooked riding. What makes the Quickloop 1X superior to other systems is its accurate ergonomics and its well thought out form factor.
The award winning Fireball connection has gained international praise for its innovative, approach to designing a purpose built kitesurfing connection. The Fireball 1X is perfect for any rider who rides predominantly connected and wants a friction free connection providing unmatched freedom of movement. What makes the Fireball 1X superior to other systems is its patented ball and socket connection, its ergonomics, and its instinctive form factor
A multi-function ergonomic adjustable control bar with Cabrinha’s 1X security, Quickloop connection and Recoil trim system.
Every rider from beginner to pro who uses an inflatable kite with a single line (1X) compatible method of security. Adjustable bar length and easy to reach trim are a priority.
Every rider from beginner to pro who uses an inflatable kite with a single line (1X) compatible method of security. Adjustable bar length and easy to reach trim are a priority. The Quickloop Overdrive 1X Recoil is a highly refined control system with universal compatibility. From its soft and ergonomic adjustable bar ends to it’s Recoil trim and 1x security system, the Quickloop Overdrive 1X Recoil is a high performance and feature rich method of kite control. What makes the Quickloop Overdrive 1X superior to other systems is its accurate ergonomics and its well thought out form factor. The security system is intuitive, operates without effort and is integrated seamlessly into the design.
Quickloop is an opening harness loop connection designed to work specifically with our 1X single line flagging system. Its defining feature is its ridiculously simple operation. When you activate the 1X single line flagging system the power of your kite is immediately killed and will rest motionless on the water or land.
Our industry first dual density highly textured bar grip provides a unmatched rider interface for unhooked, as well as hooked-in riding. The ergonomically designed asymmetric finger bar provides intuitive and instant tactile left/right orientation. Our soft touch bar ends provide a safe and stable steering platform with on-the-fly bar width adjustment and convenient line retainers.
The Recoil system keeps your trim adjusters in the same position every time. Even after you’ve depowered your kite, Recoil will return the trim adjusters to the exact position for easy operation.
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