The 2017 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X bar is Cabrinha's adjustable bar length system that can be quickly and easily adjusted from 48cm to 56cm or vice-versa in seconds. This year, Cabrinha has a huge bar lineup with loads of options to meet your specific needs and preferences. The Overdrive 1X bar can be used with Cabrinha's proprietary Fireball connection or alternately with the more familiar Quick Loop connection. At the same time, the Overdrive 1X can be outfitted with Cabrinha's new TrimLite depower system or the well-known Recoil Trim System. Let's take a closer look at the bar and the options.
First of all the 2017 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X bar is more refined and polished than ever before. Sporting a new tougher EVA bar grip pattern that is ergonomically textured and allows the rider to know which way the bar is turned by feel alone; there's no need for visual verification. The bar ends are soft and buoyant EVA with flex grooves to improve the direct feel of the kite and bend at the bar ends for easy wrapping of the lines around the bar. The stainless steel center fitting is slightly thinner in the middle for a nice low profile look and comfortable handling.
The two connection options are Cabrinha's unique and distinctly functional Fireball System and Cabrinha's version of the chicken loop, the Quick Loop. If you are one of the 80% of kiters who rides strictly hooked, F!reball is a friction-free ball and socket system that offers a clean nonbinding connection to the kite at the point where the power of your kite meets the power of your body. The Fireball promises to never come unhooked accidentally due to its built-in auto lock feature. It's a sleek new approach to this essential connection, designed specifically for kiteboarding. If, on the other hand, you are one of the 20% of riders who ride unhooked, the Quick Loop is the option for you. This year the Quick Loop has been updated with a new easy to engage and disengage molded security pin with no sharp edges or water absorption that sits to the side for easy unhooking. Both connection options feature a two piece spinning stopper just above the connection system which prevents the quick release from being restricted by the bar in the event of an emergency and doubles as an easy way to unspin the center lines. The spinning stopper features a split screw assembly for easy servicing.
Next are the trim options. The now well known Recoil Trim System keeps the trim handles always in reach and offers expanded depower when needed. This option is best suited for beginner and intermediate riders or those who are just accustomed to using it and see no need to change. The TrimLite Cleat offers a more streamlined option that will appeal to those riders looking for simplicity and function. The TrimLite Cleat features a stainless steel integrated cleat for precise trim adjustment and an elasticized trim line to keep the dangle to a bare minimum even when fully depowered.
So, to recap, the 2017 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X bar can be adjusted to either 48cm or 56 cm and can be combined with either the Fireball system or the Quick Loop System and either the Recoil Trim System or the TrimLite Cleat System.
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