The 2020 Cabrinha Drifter has all you want in a surf/freestyle kite. The Drifter is a three strut kite that was developed by Cabrinha as a hybrid kite to maximize both surfing and strapless freestyle. The Drifter was designed with Cabrinha’s new Nano ripstop canopy giving it extra strength and durability. The Drifter is also accompanied by both a High Tenacity Dacron and Pure Profile Panels which give the Cabrinha Drifter both enhanced stability and aerodynamics. Cabrinha designed the Drifter with two bridle options that are made adjustable for onshore and offshore winds. The onshore option helps create a feeling of stability and forgiveness while the offshore setting does create a more unstable feel, but it sits further forward in the window giving the rider the ability to stay in the wave rather than getting pulled out.
Now, you ask how does the Cabrinha Drifter fly? Well, the Drifter has the ability to slackline drift while you are on the wave giving you the ability to use the power of the wave with little worry of your kite falling out of the sky. The Cabrinha Drifter also gives incredible pop when you are freestyling strapless. The Drifter has the ability to depower and power with lightning speed giving you the ability to make split-second decisions while being forgiven by the kite.
So, let's say you're out on a very large day and you pull into that once-in-a-lifetime barrel and get obliterated. Your kite goes down and there's a set marching in on you, well the Cabrinha Drifter has crazy fast relaunching capabilities that can get you out of those hairy situations. So, whether you're popping a 360 shuv-it or pulling into a massive barrel, the Cabrinha Drifter is the kite you want to be controlling.
The 2020 Cabrinha Drifter Kite is a hybrid, moderate aspect ratio, 3-strut surf kite with surf/drift wingtips and 2 bridle setting options. True to its longstanding slackline drift supremacy, the Drifter remains unchanged in its design. New in 2020 is an exciting upgrade to its material composition. The new Nano Ripstop canopy and the exclusive Plasma treatment bring greater strength, longevity, and performance to the Drifter. The Nano Ripstop material is a 55g/m2 with 3mm double ripstop pattern that achieves a 2x increase to the tear strength while the Plasma treatment gives the material a hydrophilic surface creating superior adhesion of the protective coating. The result is a stronger longer lasting kite that maintains its optimal performance.
CABRINHA'S PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: SURF / FREESTYLE SURF
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
3 strut, moderate aspect ratio hybrid design. Surf/drift wing tip design,
2 bridle setting options
Specifically designed for kitesurfing in waves and strapless surf freestyle
One of the most interesting things about the Drifter is its ability to engage and disengage its power on command. While catching a wave you want all the power you need but while surfing, you often want the kite to completely disappear while you surf on your own power.
It’s in this moment of pure surfing where you want a kite that ‘drifts’ down the line with you in a stable and predictable way. We dubbed this phenomenon Drift Stability and it is the crucial ingredient in a performance surf kite. And it’s here where the Drifter has no equal.
• NEW Nano Ripstop canopy, the new bench mark in durability, stability & responsiveness • NEW Optimized Dacron layout for reduced weight & improved handling characteristics • High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability
• Pure Profile Panels for efficient aerodynamics
• Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
• Slackline Drift for down-the-line surfing
• Light bar pressure with direct and responsive steering
• Great pop for strapless freestyle tricks
• Onshore and Offshore conditions settings
• Fast power and depower response
• Quick kite acceleration and deceleration
• Fast relaunch