Check out the NEW 2013 Cabrinha Kiteboarding Kites - Cabrinha Switchblade IDS, Cabrinha Vector, Cabrinha Drifter, Cabrinha Crossbow IDS, & Cabrinha Chaos!
2012 Switchblade Kite + Board Package
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2013 Cabrinha kites feature the Quick Link control bar system, have faster turning speeds, improved water relaunch, new fabric, and a different bridle with less pulleys.Cabrinha has consistently lead the way in technology and performance. They invented the "bow" style kite with the first Crossbow kite. They continue the trend with the IDS(Intelligent De-power System).
Which kiteboarding kite is right for you?
There are a lot of kiteboarding kites on the market today. The choices can be overwhelming. I put this section together to try to take some of the mystery out of the selection process.
No one kite excels at all disciplines, this is why kiteboarding companies will produce mulitiple kites & kiteboards. You need to try to choose what your riding style is and/or will be and then select the kite and the kiteboard that best matches your style of kiteboarding. Don't limit yourself to just one style. Many kiteboarders will have mulitple kiteboards and kites for different sessions. ie: A wave kite and kiteboard and a freestyle kite and kiteboard.
Choose your riding style by looking at the description here:
Freeride - All Around Riding - Cabrinha Vector kiteboarding kites
Wakestyle - Unhooked Powered Pop Tricks - 2013 Cabrinha Chaos IDS kiteboarding kite- Now On Sale!
Freestyle - Big Air and Long Time Aloft - 2013 Switchblade IDS kiteboarding kites
Wave - Surfing & Wave Riding - Cabrinha Drifter kiteboarding kites
Race- Focused on Speed & Upwind Ability - Cabrinha Crossbow kite surfing kites
Light Wind - Optimized for riding in under 13mph - Cabrinha Crossbow 17.0 kite surfing kite
Freeride Kiteboarders - All Around Kiteboarding with no extreme focus on a specific style. This is the largest group of kiteboarders. Freeride kiteboarders enjoy soul riding with simple maneuvers, moderate jumps, & carving nice turns. If you don't know your kiteboarding style, you are probably a Freeride Kiteboarder.
By far, the most popular discipline in kiteboarding is freeriding. Since freeriding encompases the widest range of use, it's no surprise that the 2012 Cabrinha Crossbow kiteboarding kite is regarded as the world's leading freeride kite.
2012 Cabrinha Vector kite surfing kites are the most affordable and stable kite. The easiest kite to water relaunch and the most user friendly. This is the best choice for the recreational kiter that doesn't get out often and wants to ensure the best experience when they do get out kiteboarding without specializing in any certain type of kiteboarding/riding.
Wakestyle Kiteboarders - Aggressive style of kiteboarding with an emphasis on unhooked tricks and powered pop tricks. The term wakestyle comes from the wakeboard type style of high powered tricks at lower altitudes that combine board "pop" and a kite that will set deeper in the wind window(more downwind) for constant power.
2013 Switchblade IDS kite surfing kites offer more performance than the Convert and are more superior than the Convert for jumping. Although, not a good as the Crossbow for jumping, the Switchblade is more stable than the Crossbow and provides a more consistant delivery of power. I recommend the Switcbhlade kite for most kiteboarders, it is the fastest turning kite and the best for wakestyle riding. It is the best compromise between the Convert and the Crossbow kite offering a bit of both kites into this one kite! Switchblade Specs - Allround performance!
Cabrinha Switchblade IDS kites - All Around Performance! KHK Top Pick!