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2013 Cabrinha Drifter 13m ... any feedback

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polarstorm
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Re: 2013 Cabrinha Drifter 13m ... any feedback

Postby polarstorm » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:40 am

peterheirman wrote:Are there any waves hen you would use a 13m Cab Drifter ? That's for 10-16knots then no waves but ripples on the sea

As from 16-17 knots I can go on a 7m delta and I will go faster and turn shorter with my 5'9"


groundswell yes.. and the undertow/currents can be massive (-5kn?), causing a kite size that is otherwise used in flat still water, to simply not be enough to compensate... undertow and ocean swell can mess up conditions a bit..

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Re: 2013 Cabrinha Drifter 13m ... any feedback

Postby ronnie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:40 am

My question is really in relation to a 2013 9m Drifter.

I like the IDS system for packing down in shallow water in a way that I can reverse the pack down and drift launch it.
It works well with the Crossbow and the Switchblade in that if I pull down the centreline, the kite will land at the side of the window and flip over into the parked position.
Like this:



Does the Drifter do the same thing?
Also does it tend to Yo-Yo up and down if in the U position downwind on the IDS in very strong wind?

I know a few of the Cabs (like the Nomad) behave differently on the IDS.

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Re: 2013 Cabrinha Drifter 13m ... any feedback

Postby alpower » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:08 pm

Drifters behave properly on the IDS. I land mine that way all the time.

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Re: 2013 Cabrinha Drifter 13m ... any feedback

Postby ronnie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:15 pm

alpower wrote:Drifters behave properly on the IDS. I land mine that way all the time.


Thanks Al, - good to know.

With IDS going after 2013, I'm thinking of maybe getting one while its available and have it for when my current gear wears out.

The best place near me has lots of shallow water but no beach and lots of broken shells in the sand when the tide's out.


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