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Drifter 2019

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2019 Bar

2019 Pump

Surf / Freestyle Surf

Design Profile

3-strut, Moderate aspect ratio hybrid design, Surf/drift wing tip design, 2 bridle setting options.

Rider Profile

Specifically designed for kitesurfing in waves and strapless surf freestyle.

One of the most interesting things about the Drifter is its ability to engage and disengage its power on command. While catching a wave you want all the power you need but while surfing, you often want the kite to completely disappear while you surf on your own power. Its in this moment of pure surfing where you want a kite that ‘drifts’ down the
line with you in a stable and predictable way. We dubbed this
phenomenon Drift Stability and it is the crucial ingredient in a
performance surf kite. This is why the Drifter has no equal

Features & Benefits:

  • Pure Profle Panels
  • High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability
  • Refined profles, arc and outline for superior power delivery
  • Light bar pressure with direct and responsive steering
  • Great “pop” for strapless freestyle tricks
  • Best slack line drift on the market
  • Excellent for surf freestyle
  • Exclusive onshore and offshore tuning options
  • Quick power and depower response
  • Unrivaled steering while depowered
  • Amazing relaunch
  • Quick kite acceleration and deceleration
  • Increased canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
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Drifter

STYLE SELECTOR

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WIND RANGE

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DESIGNER NOTES

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Slack Line Drift

While surfing it’s sometimes important to depower the kite to the point where you can surf on your own wave generated power without the pull of the kite. It’s here that the Drifter is able to stay aloft and drift

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Wing Tip Sitting Options

We offer multiple tuning options which completely change the way a kite flies. These options allow you to customize the feedback and bar pressure, adjust where the kite sits in the window, and balance the power/ de-power range of the kite.

Cabrinha highly recommends testing the different settings for yourself to find out what feels the best to you.

A = The lightest bar pressure and lightest steering initiation. Ships on A setting. B = Much more feedback, more bar pressure, shortened depower, and more steering impulse to know where the kite is.

1X security system

1X Security System

The 1X is not a depower system, it is a full blown shut down system. The 1X relies on only one line to immediately shut down the power of the kite whether it be on land or water in all wind conditions.

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Power Control

Power Control settings quickly adjust the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” connector has three power positions which you can connect to. The middle position is the factory recommended position. Create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the rider.

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Volae Materials

Our exclusive line of high-quality woven fabrics has been designed specifically for kitesurfing. The Volae materials are made with accuracy and consistency, and are guaranteed for every kite we make. Our 2DR Double Rip Stop material is designed to provide a lightweight, yet durable, canopy with extremely low stretch properties. This translates into a kite with the ability to lock in its intended shape, while remaining ultra-reactive to rider input.

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Skeletal Frame

Provides the structure that keeps the kite design true to its intended shape while in-flight. The stable frame drives the kite through turbulence with a minimal amount of deformation and has excellent overall de-power. The inflated leading edge introduces the laminar flow of air across the kite’s Pure Profile panels, for a quick recovery if stalled and prevents the kite folding on itself. The inflatable structure reduces the amount of bridling required for stability. It also provides safety by providing some flotation in the water, and enables easy re-launch.

Dynamic Arc

Dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The kite takes on one shape while flying, and another shape while in resting mode on the water.

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Spint Airlock

The all new Sprint inflation systems has been completely re-engineered for even better airflow. It’s the most efficient and easy way to get your kite pumped up quickly and is now easier to deflate your kite. The large Airlock valve cross section quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump requires no special adapters. Once inflated, you can lock off each strut independently to keep your kite’s rigid frame, and isolate any accidental strut deflation from the rest of the kite. When the session is over, the entire kite will deflate in seconds thanks to the Airlock valve’s large dump feature.

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New Sprint System

  1. New enlarged valves
  2. New tool-less retention system
  3. Secure zip tie closure
  4. Re-engineered pinch clamp
  5. New Silicone Valve Covers

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Pure Profile Panels

The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aerodynamic profiles in the kite. Smooth and stable profile entry. Improved overall kite efficiency, performance, and range. Faster flying through the sky giving you a broader range of performance.

High Tenacity Dacron

Our all new Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very warp oriented using ultra high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight.

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Onshore And Offshore Turning Options

Side Shore/Offshore setting optimizes performance for wave riding in side shore and offshore wind. Side Shore/Onshore setting optimizes performance for wave riding in side shore and onshore wind.