The 2020 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite is a high performance 5 strut hybrid all-round kite with Fusion wingtips and a draft forward profile. World-renowned for its user-friendly predictability and high performance boosting and hangtime, the Switchblade is a favorite of beginners and experts alike and has a host of competition wins and world records. Highly efficient and versatile, the Switchblade performs in the widest range of conditions and excels in all disciplines. Unchanged from 2019 in its design, the 2020 Switchblade does bring some exciting changes to its material construction. 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. Also new for 2020 is a new optimized Dacron layout which results in reduced weight and improved performance.
THE FORCE TAKEAWAY
We recommend the Switchblade to riders of all skill levels who want a predictable, versatile, and high-end performance freeride. If you want a kite that can do it all with an emphasis on smooth power delivery, boosting huge jumps, and massive hangtime, the Switchblade will bring you into a world of satisfaction.
CABRINHA'S PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
5 strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile
The discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability and uncompromising
high-end performance. For those that want style, power, performance and craftsmanship.
If there is one kite that completely defines the essence of kiteboarding... it’s the Switchblade.
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 long heritage of competition wins and records broken.
But 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 getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.
• 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
• Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
• Pure Profile Panels for efficient aerodynamics
• Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
• Ridiculously high hang times
• Large sweet spot and smooth on demand power control
• Excellent upwind performance
• Swept leading edge for effortless relaunch
• IKA Registered for sizes 7, 9 & 11