Cabrinha 2012 Drifter IDS 11.0 Meter Kiteboarding Kite
In the break away sector of Kite Surfing, there is one kite which hides its technology behind its simplicity; the 2012 Cabrinha Drifter. The Drifter's minimal 3 strut design both hides and illuminates its brilliance. The three well placed struts keep the profile of the Cabrinha Drifter kite intact through constant angle of attack changes while reducing the weight. The Drifter is a light weight but durable kite and is dedicated to surf, yet it shines as a freestyle kite for wakeskating, skimboarding or flat water freestyle kite. While surfing hooked or unhooked, the Cabrinha Drifter makes the most of its excellent slack line drift ability. Slack line drift is the kite's ability to stay aloft even when the lines are temporarily slackened by depowering. But the Drifter's main beauty lies in its simplicity. Cabrinha has pushed the complicated technology into the background so that all you have to think about is how you're going to tear apart the next wave on the 2012 Cabrinha Drifter Surf Kite.
Quicklink Control Bar With Flying Lines
Surf Specific 3 Struct Design
Excellent Slack Line Drift
Stable and Direct Feel
Squared Off Wingtips For Increased Stability
Quicklink Control System with IDS
Direct and responsive steering = FAST
Sits further aft / back in the window
Enhanced slack line drift
Light overall weight: 3 struts / Reduced Dacron
Bar Size: 48cm
Colors: Wildcard (TBA), Silver/Lime (001), Navy/Red (002), Green/Orange (003)
2012 Cabrinha Quicklink Control Bar System With IDS
The all new QuickLink™ control system with IDS is all about connections. Without a doubt the most important piece of kiteboarding equipment is a control system with the ability to securely connect and dis-connect on demand. It shatters the status quo and sets an entirely new standard in design. From its functional form to its ergonomic geometry to its proven handling of security, the QuickLink control system raises the bar to a new untouchable height.
Spinning Leash Connection
IDS - Intelligent Depower System
3 Levels of Security
Floating BAR ends
Wider CENTER hole fitting
Removable security pin
Internal Swivel: Manually unspin twists in flying lines, worlds first fully spinning center line landing system.
Spinning Leash Connection: The leash can rotate freely around the harness loop.
Intelligent Depower System: QuickLink uses our proven IDS method of 3 Stage Security. A system which was first developed by Cabrinha and has become the industry’s gold standard in security.
3 Levels of Security
STAGE 1: Depower on Demand (push bar away)
STAGE 2: IDS Activation(Push Quick Link unit away)
STAGE 3: Disconnect from Kite
Ergonomic DESIGN: The EVA bar ends are shaped to create a smooth transition from the bar grip to the bar end. The bar ends have smooth curves and edges and the EVA is forgiving when coming into contact with the body. The EVA bar ends have been lowered and widened to accommodate the entire line set wound onto them.
Security Pin: Easily removable for unhooked riding. The center location of the pin also serves to reduce foul hooking.
Floating BAR ENDS: The EVA bar ends are buoyant enough to float the entire control system with lines attached.
Flex Grooves: The tips have flex grooves which aid in the bending of the tips while winding your lines onto the bar, and also aid in steering impulse.
Multibore Tubing: Cabrinha was the first to introduce the multibore tubing to internalize the center mainline as well as the 500kg landing line. Internalizing both lines decreases the external clutter on the control system and the PU tubing serves as protection from the constant action of the bar against the lines.
Wider CENTER HOLE FITTING: Steering and sheeting is much smoother with the increase in the diameter of the center hole fitting. The hole is now 2mm wider in diameter and the radius surrounding the hole has been increased 10 degrees to allow for reduced friction when steering.
Recoil: A spring loaded function which always keeps the bungee trim adjusters contained and well within reach. Making it the cleanest trim adjustment system on the market. With Recoil™ there is never a loose adjustment tail as seen with most above or below the bar trim systems.