Crossbow 3 2008
It hard to imagine that just 3 short years ago the Crossbow launched an entirely new level of performance and security that changed the face of kitesurfing. Today, in keeping with the philosophy that performance and security are no longer mutually exclusive, the Crossbow 3 brings you maximum performance, efficiency and security wrapped into a single kite. This makes the Crossbow 3 the ideal Freeride kite; a kite which can span many riding styles and categories.
The Crossbow has one of the widest wind ranges in our kite offering. The efficiency of this kite led to the creation of the “two kite quiver”. A unique condition in which two kites will handle the needs of most riders. A situation where less is definitely more.
The performance in the Crossbow 3 comes from the flatter, Pro Span™ Extreme arc and is fast flying profiles. The combination of these two produce more power per square meter than a conservative arc classic kite. Enough power to match the Crossbow’s legendary hang time reputation or to propel you into your next trick. The pin point control of the power comes from the Crossbow’s ability to depower on demand. You can fully depower the kite at anytime just by placing the bar into the Override™ mode.
Made to withstand the rigors of everyday abuse, the durably constructed Crossbow 3 lets you ride with confidence knowing your kite is up to the task.
If you are looking for high hangtime, trick riding, or just freeriding, the Crossbow 3 is the kite for you.
Durability: The entire canopy of the Crossbow 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 Crossbow 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 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 Crossbow 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.