This past month has been pretty depressing. The Cape Doctor has not been offering the conditions we have been getting, due to the fact winter is coming and that the kite season has come to an end.

We haven’t been provided with much swell either this month, so catching decent waves has been a struggle as well. The next couple of months will all be about surfing and hopefully being able to fit in a couple kite sessions on the Northwester and the occasional South Easter. Nothing too exciting has happened this month, managed to have a couple kite sessions with light winds.

I had a super fun-full-day-ride at Blue Rock. I filmed some footage with my GoPro, and tried some new tricks. I also headed up the coast on a 5-day surf trip with some mates. We camped in Tietiesbaai. We surfed at Shelly Point; a right-hander point break that was a pretty fun session except all the kelp eventually becomes extremely annoying. When we weren’t surfing we were either diving or fishing, so it was, overall, an enthusing trip.

Sadly, I have injured my knee with, what appears to be, a slight tear in my MCL playing rugby. I have been out for two weeks now waiting to see whether it is going to get better otherwise I’m forced to get an MRI to see if there is any further damage. Best scenario is that I will need some rest to recover. Worst case, of course, is an op. I’ll keep you guys updated and any news concerning the injury. Talk soon!

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FREESTYLE / WAKESTYLE

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

 

  • Explosive pop and great hang time
  • Great line slack for unhooked riding Forward pull for kiteloops
  • Excellent for vertical boosts
  • Highly responsive and direct steering Smooth power delivery
  • More drive than a traditional C shaped kite Predictable handling
  • Quick recovery
  • Good upwind performance

 

RIDER PROFILE:

 

A rider who mixes hooked and unhooked freestyle tricks. Loves huge jumps and kite loops. Likes to surf powered with a kite.

 

SIZES: 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14

 

The all new FX kite effortlessly bridges the gap between freestyle and freeride to create the perfect crossover kite. The new and highly responsive platform gives you the much needed power for explosive acceleration, and the perfect amount of boost for huge lofty airs. The modified C shape arc allows you to throw aggressive kiteloops with the ability to hit the zenith in time for a soft landing. Its lightning fast turning speed, direct steering and quick relaunch make it perfect for intermediate to highly advanced riders.

 

POSITIONING

The FX kite is designed for high performance freestyle riders needing a wider wind range and more versatility than a traditional “C” shaped kite. It’s perfectly suited to perform at the highest level of competition, but is also forgiving enough to make learning technical moves much less difficult. It’s a really fun kite to fly. There are a growing number of riders looking for a kite that has some attributes of a performance crossover kite but lean more toward a performance freestyle kite. The FX is a marriage between these two genres and fits in our range between the Chaos and the Switchblade. It has the drive and pull that you typically see in a freeride driven design, but it won’t hold you back when pushing to excel to a higher freestyle riding level. This kite flies through the window rather than pivoting so it will produce power all the way through a kite loop. It gets through a kite loop really quick and is able to fly uphill and recover before the rider gets close to the water.

 

FXCabrinhaStats

 

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Cabrinha FX Kite

 

 

 

FXCabrinhaScale

 

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FXCabrinhaColors

CabrinhaFxComparison

 

 

 

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