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Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite – 13m

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While surfing, you want your kite to be as invisible as possible. Having a kite which can quickly power and depower are the keys to fluid board control. And there is no better feeling than the moment when your kite ‘drifts’ effortlessly down the line as you absolutely tear apart the wave on your surfboard.

Specifically designed for kitesurfing in waves and strapless surf freestyle, the Drifter has the ability to engage and disengage its power on command.

Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite

Surf/Freestyle Surf

Sizes: 4m / 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m / 12m / 13m

What Cabrinha has to say about the Drifter

While surfing, you want your kite to be as invisible as possible. Having a kite which can quickly power and depower are the keys to fluid board control. And there is no better feeling than the moment when your kite ‘drifts’ effortlessly down the line as you absolutely tear apart the wave on your surfboard.

Specifically designed for kitesurfing in waves and strapless surf freestyle, the Drifter has the ability to engage and disengage its power on command.

While catching a wave you want all the power you need but while surfing, you often want the kite to completely disappear while you surf on your own power.

Its in this moment of pure surfing where you want a kite that ‘drifts’ down the line with you in a stable and predictable way.

We dubbed this phenomenon Drift stability and it is the crucial ingredient in a performance surf kite. This is why the Drifter has no equal.

This is the Drifter. The world’s most iconic surf kite that innovated the concept of drift stability. A term widely used by other brands but rarely duplicated.

Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite

Design Profile

  • 3-Strut
  • Moderate aspect ratio hybrid design
  • Surf/drift wing tip design
  • 2 bridle setting options

Rider Profile

Specifically designed for kitesurfing in waves and strapless surf freestyle.

Features

  • Heavy duty closing seam construction
  • Nano Ripstop Canopy, the benchmark in durability, stability and responsiveness
  • High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability and improved handling characteristics
  • Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
  • Pure profile panels for efficient aerodynamics
  • Slackline drift for down-the-line surfing
  • Light bar pressure with direct and responsive steering
  • Great pop for strapless freestyle tricks
  • Onshore and offshore conditions settings
  • Fast power and depower response

Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite

Technology

NANO RIPSTOP CANOPY

A higher level of performance can only be achieved when the kite’s design properties are supported by a stable and reactive kite material. Nano Ripstop does just that.

HIGH TENACITY DACRON

Our 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 aero-dynamic 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.

SKELETAL FRAME

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 easy re-launch.

 

 

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