2023 Cabrinha 03 Switchblade Kite



2023 Cabrinha 03 Switchblade Kite

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR

Available Sizes : 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m

Available Colors: C1: Red/Black, C2: Dark Grey/Black, C3: Blue/White

NOTE: Please indicate your top Kite color priorities in the order note!

The kite that spawned the freeride revolution of kitesurfing and opened up the doors to many new kiters around the world moves into its 16th year and the next step of evolution to this incredibly versatile design.
The introduction of the Hybrid Frame and HTD Lite materials has increased not only the range of one of the most adaptable kites in the industry, but also, it’s performance. Through the lighter frame and strategically placed materials, the kite is now quicker to respond to rider input allowing for not only increased maneuverability in lighter winds, but also control and responsiveness in higher winds.
The new direct bridle with its low drag materials also help move this kite into an all new realm of performance.

 

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.

Key Features

THE BENCHMARK

The benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness.

REFINED SIMPLICITY

An all new redesigned and balanced bridle with no pulleys gives a lighter feeling faster turning and more responsive kite, allowing for a wider range of users and also control for jumping.

ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE

The most versatile kite in the industry, allows for use in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles.

UP IN THE AIR

The 5 strut stable platform allows for stability in higher winds, and the wide arc allows for increased glide.

HIGH POINTING

The unique profile of the canopy allows for effortless upwind performance.

IT'S IN THE SWEEP

More sweep allows for not only increased range, but also easy relaunch, especially in lighter winds.



Size 5m 6m 7m 8m 9m 10m 11m 12m 14m
Wind Range in Knots (75kg rider) 23-37 20-35 18-32 16-30 13-27 11-25 10-23 9-21 7-15

Weight of Kite (kg) Without Bag

(Tolerances may vary)

2.23 2.43 2.70 2.97 3.20
3.35 3.62 3.84 4.21

HTD HYBRID FRAME

The Frame is the basis on which a kite is built.  Utilizing a fusion of the two HTD materials as well as a reduced weight throughout the trailing edge, the Hybrid Frame provides the response and durability needed to take your kiting to an all-new level.

SPRINT 3.0

The new Sprint 3.0 inflation system increases air flow from leading edge to the strut. The new straight and angled valves allow for no kinking of the inflation tube. It's secure fit design also allows for easy maintenance.

BULLET PROOF BUMPERS

Bulletproof bumpers - These new Durable TPU bumpers are strong, lightweight and durable. They crossover protecting the canopy to LE sewing. A new manufacturing process helps with abrasion when the kite is resting on a hard surface.




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