Contra 3 2008
The third generation of our highly refined Contra kite raises the bar in light wind performance kiting. Designed to get the absolute best performance in light wind conditions, the Contra is made to deliver the speed and agility of a small kite and power and pull of a big kite.
The secret lies in our highly tuned profiles which produce much faster flying speeds. These profiles allow the kite to fly from point A - B in the power window much quicker and keep the kite feeling lively in the sky. This translates to overall better performance in marginal wind conditions.
The new Contra delivers much more than just performance. It covers all areas of Security, ease of use and durability that you would expect from Cabrinha.
The Contra Bow kite has everything you need to perform in the light wind arena, and nothing you don’t need. Light wind is no longer a second rate alternative. Thanks to the Contra, your spectrum of great riding conditions just got expanded.
Durability: The entire canopy of the Contra is flat seamed and taped prior to sewing. This is 20% stronger than the free hand sewn method of a top stitch. We have reinforced the high load areas of the Contra with a transitionally weighted material. This strategically placed material acts as a buffer zone between the rigid strut areas and the canopy. We’ve also reinforced our Leading Edge and Strut seams with additional layers of material and adhesive mark cloth.
Override 2: Security Second to None The Override method of depower has become the preferred choice from seasoned pros to 1st time riders. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just place the control bar in the Override mode and the kite will immediately begin to depower and drop from the sky. With Override you can avoid many accidents before they happen by maintaining control of the power of your kite at all times.
The Override 2 stopper unit provides a place to rest your control bar if you’d like to unspin your lines. When the Override stopper unit is seated on its sleeve you can temporarily let go of the control bar and unspin your lines. To place the bar into Override mode you can simply push past the stopper unit and the kite will immediately begin to depower and fall from the sky.
Sprint: Simple set-up and handling Our simple to use Sprint Inflation System gets you off of the beach in record time. With Sprint you can quickly inflate you entire kite to it’s optimum pressure from a single inflation point. This way all of your struts will have a uniform amount of pressure. After riding you can choose to deflate your entire kite in seconds with our exclusive Airlock valve or you can choose to keep the struts inflated to make setting up even quicker the next time you ride.
- MODERATE ASPECT RATIO
- HIGH PERFORMANCE
- LIGHT WIND DESIGN
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
- MODERATE BAR PRESSURE
- SPRINT™ SINGLE POINT INFLATION*
- IMMEDIATE DEPOWER ON DEMAND
- SIMPLE FAST RELAUNCH FEATURE
- PRO SPAN EXTREME
- BOW KITE BRIDLE
- OVERRIDE 2™
- FULL CONTACT™ STRUT CONNECTIONS
- 2 TO 1 PULLEY DEPOWER
Cabrinha Contra 3 2008 Promo Video
Sprint Inflation System
Our test team has recently identified an issue relating to a section of the Crossbow 3 and Contra 3 bridles. This issue pertains to all Crossbow 3 and Contra 3 models delivered to date.
The 4B bridle section which passes through the pulley located on the leading edge of the kite, may become shorter in length when subject to wear over time. The gradual shortening of the 4B bridle causes an incremental loss in performance but does not affect control system security.
We recommend that owners of the affected kites replace the 4B bridle line with a free replacement line set issued by an authorized Cabrinha Dealer. To identify where the 4B bridle section is located on your kite refer to the Bridle 4B Replacement Instructions offered with the replacement line set. The new replacement line set is made from a different material which will not change in length over time. In addition, we have changed the length specification of the 4B bridle to provide an increase in performance over the production version.
To check if your kite is part of this product advisory, enter the serial number in the field and you will be advised if your bridles need replacing.