Legendary all-round performance kite from Cabrinha
The Cabrinha Switchblade is one of the kites within the kitesurfing sport that lasts the longest and is indispensable in the kitesurfing range of Cabrinha. It is not surprising that the Switchblade has lasted so long. The Cabrinha Switchblade is everyone’s friend: from beginner to advanced. The kite with which you can learn to kitesurf and fly endlessly through the air. That’s because of the super friendly and forgiving nature of the legendary Cabrinha Switchblade 2022.
The 2022 Cabrinha Switchblade remains true to its character, but has received some good upgrades that make the 2022 feel like a really new Switchblade. At first glance, not much seems to have changed. The Switchblade 2022 still has its recognizable open profile with five struts. The open profile of the Switchblade ensures a wide wind range and perhaps more importantly: a lot of hang time. The five struts give the Switchblade incredible stability, even in strong gusty winds. This will quickly give you the confidence to make your first jumps or go even higher than you already did. Also, the Switchblade’s super easy relaunch has remained unchanged in 2022, making the Switchblade one of the best choices for beginners. Do you have trouble going upwind? No problem, the Cabrinha Switchblade rides upwind like no other and your ‘walk of shame’ session will be over soon.
So what has changed with the Switchblade in 2022? Cabrinha has made a very big update. The bridles have been completely redesigned. And this has a major effect on the Switchblade 2022. The new 2022 Switchblade therefore steers considerably faster than its predecessor and has a little bit less bar pressure. A lighter and faster steering kite makes the Switchblade an even better all-round performance freeride kite. In addition, with these improved characteristics of the Cabrinha Switchblade 2022 you can jump more easily, with more control. The pulley on the bridle has also been renewed, it is now made of ceramic, so that the pulley slides more smoothly over the bridle line.
The construction of the new Cabrinha Switchblade 2022 is still super strong. The kite’s canopy is made of a super strong Nano Ripstop. This ripstop consists of four times more squares per square centimeter than normal ripstop. This makes the canopy stiffer and the kite responds faster to steering input. The Dacron material used for the struts and leading edge is exclusively designed for inflatable kites. Potential vulnerable areas on the leading edge are reinforced with kevlar patches to prevent rapid wear.
In short, the Cabrinha Switchblade 2022 has become faster and slightly lighter on the bar. The Switchblade 2022 is ideal for the novice kite surfer because of its wide wind range, fast relaunch and good upwind properties. The advanced kitesurfer will love the Switchblade 2022 for its super long hangtime and easy big air!
– All-round | Freeride | Big Air
– 5 struts
– New bridle setup
– New ceramic pulley
– Nano ripstop
– A lot of hang time
– Easy upwind
– Faster than ever