The 2017 Cabrinha 1X Ultra Lightweight Control System is the most ergonomic control system on the market. It can be outfitted with either the Fireball connection or the Quick Loop connection depending on your style of riding. It is an ultra simple and clean fixed length bar with three sizes to choose from, 44cm, 52cm, and 60cm, and features the TrimLite Cleat System. Let's take a closer look at the bar and the options.
First of all the 2017 Cabrinha 1X Ultra Lightweight Control System 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.
The 2017 1X Ultra Lightweight Control System features the TrimLite Cleat trim system. 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.
To recap, the 2017 Cabrinha 1X Ultra Lightweight Control System is a fixed width bar that comes in 44cm, 52cm, or 60cm lengths and features the TrimLite Cleat system. It can be configured with a standard Quick Loop connection system for unhooked riders or with the Fireball connection for those riding strictly hooked.