Switchblade IDS 2009
The industry leading kite for wakestyle and freeriding just got better. Thanks to the addition of our Intelligent Depower System or IDS you have more control at your fingertips than you ever thought possible.
The Switchblade IDS is a performance kite with a direct, light bar feel, and easy handling capabilities. The Switchblade excels in the competition wakestyle arena but is simple enough to make any rider feel like a pro.
The Switchblade handles the task of unhooked riding by delivering a constant steady powerband. When unhooked the kite continues to fly forward, making the power predictable during your tricks. On the fly depower is extremely linear which means you’ll always have the correct amount of power for the job at hand.
- Widened usage including Freeride
- IDS - Intelligent Depower System
- Absolute Depower
- Powerdrive IDS Control System
- Light Bar Pressure
- New Durability Measures
- Improved Airlock Airflow
- IDS BRIDLE
- ABSOLUTE DEPOWER
- POWERDRIVE IDS
- IMPROVED LE CLOSING SEAM
- TUNING OPTIONS
- FLAT SEAMS
- NEW BRIDLE PULLEYS
- NEW PULLEY BRIDLE LINE
- INDUSTRY LEADING QR
- IMPROVED AIRLOCK VALVE
- ULTRA BOMB CANOPY REINFORCEMENT
The Intelligent Depower System (IDS) provides an amazing level of control with minimum rider effort and input. IDS is a simplified bridle and control system exclusive to Cabrinha. IDS produces virtually no bar pressure while delivering precise control of the steering and power of your kite.
IDS is so intuitive that it seamlessly provides 2 stages of depower. Interactive Depower on Demand while riding, and an Absolute Depower method to land your kite. Absolute Depower functions similar to a 5th line system, but without the complexity of the unnecessary 5th line. Our IDS equipped kites use only 4 lines for a simple, uncluttered method of control and security. Additionally, the IDS bridle maintains all of the instant relaunch functionality the Cabrinha kites are famous for.
DEPOWER ON DEMAND: 1st stage
Depower on demand allows the rider to interactively power and depower the kite. By pushing the control bar away from the rider the kite depowers. When the bar is near its stopping point, the kite will depower and immediately begin to fall from the sky. It will land on the water or land with very little power or pull on the rider.
ABSOLUTE DEPOWER: 2nd stage
By activating Absolute Depower, the kite will flip onto its back and diffuse any remaining power left in the kite. This is especially useful when self landing a kite on the water or land.