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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby Krazedkiter » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:58 am

Are you going to now have to have a different bar for different SLE kites in that lineup?

And now that's its a new bar and safety design (overdrive) does that mean the 2014 bars are only going to work with certain 2014 Cab kites and your brand new Cab 2013 bars are not going to work with 2014 Cab kites? 1 bar for each kite?

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby polarstorm » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:34 am

Krazedkiter wrote:Are you going to now have to have a different bar for different SLE kites in that lineup?

And now that's its a new bar and safety design (overdrive) does that mean the 2014 bars are only going to work with certain 2014 Cab kites and your brand new Cab 2013 bars are not going to work with 2014 Cab kites? 1 bar for each kite?
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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby ronnie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:23 am

polarstorm wrote:
Krazedkiter wrote:Are you going to now have to have a different bar for different SLE kites in that lineup?

And now that's its a new bar and safety design (overdrive) does that mean the 2014 bars are only going to work with certain 2014 Cab kites and your brand new Cab 2013 bars are not going to work with 2014 Cab kites? 1 bar for each kite?


starting to get really pissed with Cabrinha.. just because you can print a pattern doesnt mean you should.. and the bar extension thingy.. thats gimmicky as heck. lets see what these kites look like live.

Where's a Nomad when you need one.


The patterns are a marketing tool and a customer satisfaction tool (if they like them), but plain colours are better for repairs.

You know before you go out what size kite and bar you need so did they invent the bar gimmick for those kiters who went out without moving their steering lines and couldn't be arsed going back in to change them? Over-engineering and added expense.

I've mostly flown Cabrinhas and the logic for going to single line flagging may be to reduce the pull from the kite compared to two front lines when the kite is overpowered. The IDS system works well and is very close to the depower of a fifth line, but the kites did tend to yo-yo up and down in strong winds on the IDS. I have read that some models of Cabrinha could get stuck in the nose down position and not want to drop on their backs, but my Crossbows dont.
I like the IDS system except when it has to be used in the overpowered situation. I find it very convenient for self-launching and self-landing, which occurs way more often than overpowered flagging. I will want to keep something that works like IDS on my bigger kites.

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby IWB2 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:27 pm

Ronnie,
The 2013 and earlier IDS Switchblade would normally stay nose/LE down once the IDS system/QR1 was activated which in my opinion was best to ensure total depower regardless of wind strength. The Xbow tended to do the opposite where it would roll on its back when the QR1 was activated.
It will be interesting to see how the new 2014 Cabrinha single front line safety system works in keeping the kite in a depowered state once the QR1 is activated. Wondering if the Cabrinha bar will be compatible with other kite brands that use a single front line safety system...?
The issue in the past that i saw with single front line safety systems, is that once the QR1 was released, the kite would be slightly off set in the water/land thus exposing more kite to the wind, which would increase the pull from the "depowered" kite.

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby ronnie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:53 pm

IWB2 wrote:Ronnie,
The 2013 and earlier IDS Switchblade would normally stay nose/LE down once the IDS system/QR1 was activated which in my opinion was best to ensure total depower regardless of wind strength. The Xbow tended to do the opposite where it would roll on its back when the QR1 was activated.
It will be interesting to see how the new 2014 Cabrinha single front line safety system works in keeping the kite in a depowered state once the QR1 is activated. Wondering if the Cabrinha bar will be compatible with other kite brands that use a single front line safety system...?
The issue in the past that i saw with single front line safety systems, is that once the QR1 was released, the kite would be slightly off set in the water/land thus exposing more kite to the wind, which would increase the pull from the "depowered" kite.


I had one of the old 14m Contras and had to flag it to one front line when the wind picked up a little too much - not wildly overpowered.
I was in the shallows and had to pass the flagging line behind the hook of my spreader bar and pull and push the line while walking toward the kite. There was a lot of pull - maybe because of the thick leading edge and fixed bridle? With pulleys, it should help the kite adjust to a lower projected area.
Some kites seem to flag out quite well on one line and others not so much.

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby kitegrommet » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:00 pm

The "thing" that kept me loyal in buying Switchbkades for my 9M and Xbow for my lightwind was Cab produced a consistent kite, year after year. The why fix it if aint broke mentality worked, at least for me. Ive seen Naish (i totally respect Robby) and other re-invent themselves every year. I never want to be the buyer in year one of any test cicyle to read next year how after a year of rider feedback major improvements have been made to kite anf/or bar. Now, it seems Naish Park is stabilizing to only tweaks, Slingy Fuels are always stable but not my thing but the Rally has been re-invented every year. Im considering going with a Bandit 6 this year for my 9 or 10m and trying to find a 13/14m kite. I had a Contra years ago, ill look at the Fuse and Dyno

What other brands consistently produce incrementaly good kites? North Rebel seems to be this type but its a 5th line, thoughts

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby experienced1 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:34 pm

my understanding is that the 2014 control system will work on ANY and ALL previously produced Cabrinha models
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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby bpchilds » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:38 pm

Estimated pricing for a setup? Hopefully like Apple, up the technology, keep prices at current rate.

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby ktflyer381 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:31 pm

If the SB is no longer a bow kite, then the money they are saving by not paying for the bow patent will be directly passed on to the customers, right? There is no way that Cabrinha would just eat that extra money up and continue to increase the pricing as they have every single year since they started.

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Re: Any news on the Cabrinha 2014 range?

Postby speedyRider » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:44 pm

I dont know of any company that dont add extra prices every year, if you know of any that lowers their prices a year after please let me know!


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