2018 SwitchBlade

R15,000.00R20,350.00

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2017 Bar

2017 Pump

SKU: SW2017-1 Categories: , , , ,

Description

Switchblade

Performance Freeride Crossover

Rider Profile:

The discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance. For those that want style, power, performance and craftsmanship.

Design Profile:

5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile

Features & Benefits:

  • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Predictable handling
  • Great upwind performance
  • Ridiculously high hang times
  • Distinctly sharp and precise turns
  • Easy relaunch

STYLE SELECTOR

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ATTRIBUTES

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WIND RANGE

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DESIGNER NOTES

pure profile panels

Pure Profile Panels

The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aerodynamic profiles in the kite. They create a smooth, stable profile entry that improves overall kite efficiency, performance and range.

wing tip sitting options

Wing Tip Sitting Options

We offer multiple tuning options which completely change the way a kite flies. These options allow you to customize the feedback and bar pressure, adjust where the kite sits in the window, and balance the power/ de-power range of the kite.

Cabrinha highly recommends testing the different settings for yourself to find out what feels the best to you.

A = The lightest bar pressure and lightest steering initiation. Ships on A setting. B = Much more feedback, more bar pressure, shortened depower, and more steering impulse to know where the kite is.

1X security system

1X Security System

The 1X is not a depower system, it is a full blown shut down system. The 1X relies on only one line to immediately shut down the power of the kite whether it be on land or water in all wind conditions.

power control

Power Control

Power Control settings quickly adjust the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” connector has three power positions which you can connect to. The middle position is the factory recommended position. Create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the rider.

duoble ripshop

Volae Materials

Our exclusive line of high-quality woven fabrics 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 Rip Stop 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.

skeletal frame

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.

Dynamic Arc

Dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The kite takes on one shape while flying, and another shape while in resting mode on the water.

sprint airlock

Spint Airlock

The all new Sprint inflation systems has been completely re-engineered for even better airflow. It’s the most efficient and easy way to get your kite pumped up quickly and is now easier to deflate your kite. The large Airlock valve cross section 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 valve’s large dump feature.

New Sprint System

  1. New enlarged valves
  2. New tool-less retention system
  3. Secure zip tie closure
  4. Re-engineered pinch clamp
  5. New Silicone Valve Covers

Aspect Ratio

A high aspect ratio design makes the kite fly forward and point upwind incredibly well. A lower aspect ratio design is more responsive and provides a consistent and stable pull.

Low Stretch Bridal Lines

This year you will notice the bridle lines to be more stable with a lower stretch and lower shrinkage. The grey color is the indicator. This update keeps your kites performing at the highest level over a much longer time.

Additional information

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