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Cabrinha Convert 1:1 Bridal Configuration Help!

Postby imran0092 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:36 am


I have a 2008 Cabrinha Convert in 2:1 configuration. I'm trying to change it from 2:1 to 1:1 to decrease the pull on the bar.

I think I have set it up in 1:1 bridal mode but the pulley bit doesn't look right. The loop doesn't close around the pulley. Is this how it should be?

If there is any Cabrinha expert out there then please confirm if I have the correct setup.

I have taken 2 images of the pulley.

I've been told that the "Braid" should be pulled through the pulley but the issue is that the Braid has very thick ends and doesn't go through the pulley. I may be able to do it with some force but don't want to break the pulley.


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Re: Cabrinha Convert 1:1 Bridal Configuration HELP

Postby IWB2 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:06 pm

Imran... use the force!!. The braided part will slip through. You could use some WD40 or something to make the process easier. The 1:1 setup on the Convert 2008 did give a smoother lighter feel and i would say the preferred setting for most persons flying that kite. Water relaunching is still very easy with this kite. However that kite in the 2:1 mode was the easiest kite to water relaunch when winds were ultra light.

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Re: Cabrinha Convert 1:1 Bridal Configuration HELP

Postby jbdc » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:36 pm

IWB2 wrote:You could use some WD40 or something to make the process easier.
Don't do this. Ever.

Mixing petroleum products is always a bad idea:

...and you're telling him to put WD40 on a P-line? Yikes. I mean, it won't dissolve before his very eyes, but it will be weakened without showing any wear.

If you really need to use a lubricant, silicone, lithium or something water-based is the thing to use on plastics. Never anything like vaseline, wd-40, mineral/baby oil, penetrating oil etc.

Anyway, here are the Cabrinha docs on how to make the conversion at the bar and at the kite (page 16). The kite manual is for the 2007 Convert, I can't find anything for the 2008 Convert in their PDF directory. Big ups to Cabrinha for having that directory readable.

Best of luck!

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Re: Cabrinha Convert 1:1 Bridal Configuration Help!

Postby dragnfly » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:54 pm ... ishWeb.pdf

Page 23 gives concise instructions.

You are doing it wrong - its just the pig tail section you need to feed through the pulley, not the thick bit - see pix 8 & 9.

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