Powerdrive 121 2008
From the moment you put your hands on our Powerdrive 121 control system you’ll ask yourself “Where is the bar pressure”. Thats because the Powerdrive 121 control system without pulleys delivers absolute control over the power of your kite without the increase in pressure caused by pulleys. But don’t let the lack of bar pressure fool you. The Powerdrive 121 is 100% compatible with Override 2 resulting is the kind of security you’d expect from a Cabrinha product.
The Powerdrive 121 control system comes standard with our Override 2 stopper unit. In addition to its hands free spinning feature, the Override 2 stopper integrates our bungeed power adjusters. The easy to use power adjusters puts the trim of your kite easily within reach. This often imitated but never duplicated feature keeps your entire control system simple, streamlined and free of clutter.
The Powerdrive 121 control system now implements our new forged alloy center section with an expanded entry and exit opening for the depower line. This feature increases the ease of bar movement over the depower line even at extreme angles. The Powerdrive 121 features our adjustable Override™ 2 stopper unit, bungeed power adjusters, centerline adjustment trim strap, soft embossed EVA grip, a quick release harness loop and a Bypass security leash.
Cabrinha front lines stretch 2 to 3 inches more than the back in the first 2 or 3 sessions out and 5 to 6 inches over the first season. This spring I've advised at least half a dozen people to check their lines after watching their kites back stall with the bar pulled in. In all cases the front lines were 5 to 6 inches longer and most people had no idea what I was talking about. Several said it was like getting a new kite when they were fixed.
It takes 5 minutes to check but if you are flying a Cab you will have this problem. Hook the lines up to a solid object, with the bar pulled in all the way the lines should be an equal length. The easiest way to fix it is to isolate the back lines one at a time and stretch them to the same length as the front.