Cabrinha 2019 Switchblade-Big Winds
Cabrinha 2019 Switchblade-Big Winds
Cabrinha 2019 Switchblade-Big Winds

Cabrinha 2019 Switchblade

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Cabrinha 2019 Switchblade Review

What Cabrinha Says (scroll down for our take)

Performance Freeride/Big Air: Designed for the discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance, the Switchblade is made for those that want style, power, performance and craftsmanship.

The Switchblade’s reputation for being the world’s highest performance freeride kite not only comes from the thousands of customers who hail its praise, but from its countless world titles. Fastest sailing craft in the world (2010). King of the air (2017). Worlds highest tow-up jump (2018).

What's most amazing about the Switchblade is that all this performance comes in one of the easiest to use packages. Its balance and power delivery make this kite light to the touch and simple to fly. Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits in boosting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.

What We Say

Bottom Line: One of the most proven free-ride kites we carry with its rock steady pulling sensation, and tremendous range in both high and low winds. A great option for gusty locations, progressing riders (not just experts), and those looking to take flight.

What We Liked: Its 5 struts create a consistent, trustable power delivery that depowers easily. It offers phenomenal boost for jumps (even mistimed jumps). It’s high-tenacity Dacron with double rip-stop nylon was crisp out of the bag for our first session, and stayed crisp throughout. What we liked most was how the Switchblade satisfied a variety of riders. Our Big Winds team is diverse and opinionated. The Switchblade's performance unified them.

What We Didn’t Like: We struggled to find a fault in the Switchblade, other than it’s not a kite we’d recommend for the waves. If the surf is your gig, look to the Cabrinha Drifter.

The Switchblade Best Suits: Anyone looking for a long runway of progression with a bomber-built kite full of life and fun. While Cabrinha markets the Switchblade to expert riders, we don’t hesitate recommending it to aggressive entry-level riders thanks to its consistent bar pressure, huge wind range and accessible depowering. A can’t-miss kite for free-riders — especially those who like to catch air and those who prioritize control in gusty winds.

Availability: The 2019 Switchblade is available in 4-14 meter sizes. Call 888 509 4210 or contact us for package pricing discounts.

Control System Recommendations: 44 cm TrimLite Quick Loop for 4-8 meter kites; 52 cm TrimLite Quick Loop for 9-14 meter kites.

SPECS

  • Pure Profile Panels
  • High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability
  • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Predictable handling with superior stability and range
  • Large sweet spot

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

Cabrinha Switchblade Review

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