PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / CROSSOVER
A performance free ride/crossover kite that is designed to do it all. This years Switchblade boasts 12 years of development and refinement. Its hybrid shape is designed to deliver a powerful and predictable pull, suitable for all disciplines of kiteboarding.
SIZES: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14
The switchblade has a high aspect ratio, supported with a five strut design and fusion wingtip shape. Its Hybrid design allows the canopy to maintain its shape regardless of the wind conditions or angle of attack, ensuring a smooth and predictable power delivery that the kite has become famous for. The power, performance and craftsmanship of the switch blade has certainly set the bar when it comes to a crossover, do it all kite.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Fantastic performance in a wide range of conditions and riding styles.
- Great upwind performance
- Ridiculously good hang-time
- Smooth and predictable power delivery
- Easy relaunch
- Precise turning
A-B settings from Cabrinah on their wing tips, allows the rider to change the bar pressure, kite flying position and de-power range of their kite. We recommend you try them both to find what setting works better for you.
2DR Ripstop; 5 years of testing and development have led to the high quality woven fabrics you can find on todays Cabrinah. The Volae materials have been custom made for kiteboarding unlike some of the generic sail cloth available on the market, making it the extremely low stretch and highly durable.
The Sprint Airlock Inflation system that comes standard with your Cabrinah is one of the fastest inflation systems on the market today. It features a large one way inflation valve, capable of transferring a large volume of air to your kite quickly, as well as a simple dump valve system to deflate it.
The Dynamic Arc design used by Cabrinah allow two shapes in the kite, one while in flight and the other when resting on the water. While in flight, the kite is supported by the front lines and bridle, creating its shape for intended use. While in the water the kite holds a dynamic arc, allowing for an easy and intuitive water relaunch.
The Pure Profile Panel technology developed for the switch blade, segments the canopy panels to allow a natural smooth arc shape while it in flight. The curvature has increased the aerodynamic control of the kite giving it a broader range of performance.
PRO SPAN technology on the canopy improves the relationship between the canopy and the "lifting canopy area". This ensures that the majority of the canopy is working in a lifting capacity increasing speed and upwind performance. Once in flight, the kite has decreased drag and becomes extremely efficient by having a more focused lifting area.