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    DRIFTER ICON

    SURF / FREESTYLE SURF

    Sizes: 7 / 9 / 11

    “There are no products that represent kite surfing as well as the Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Kites. Heros have been made, records have been broken, and the path to progression has been attainable by all through these iconic kites. This year we celebrate enduring performance with the Switchblade and Drifter limited edition Icon Series. “ - Pete Cabrinha

    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.

    It’s 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.

    It’s here where the Drifter has no equal and as such has helped us crown world champions and get riders into waves and barrels that were previously thought to be the realm of just elite surfers.

    The 250 limited edition Drifter ICON collection kites give a nod towards their industry changing heritage and give riders the chance to enjoy their own completely unique product which represents an Iconic legacy. 

    Each Drifter Icon kite comes with an official badge collectors number and limited edition ICON kite bag.

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

    FEATURES

      • Unique graphic design
      • 250 piece limited run
      • NEW Heavy duty closing seam construction.
      • Nano Ripstop canopy, the NEW bench mark in durability, stability & responsiveness. 
      • Optimized Dacron layout for reduced weight & improved handling characteristics
      • High Tenacity Dacron for enhanced arc stability
      • Pure Profile Panels for efficient aerodynamics
      • Strategic canopy reinforcements in the high stress areas
      • Slackline drift for down-the-line surfing 
      • Light bar pressure with direct and responsive steering
      • Great pop for strapless freestyle tricks
      • Onshore and offshore condition settings
      • Fast power and depower response
      • Quick kite acceleration and deceleration
      • Fast relaunch

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    UNDER THE HOOD

    TECHNOLOGY

  • The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aero-dynamic 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.

  • Upon activation of 1X’s single line flagging system the power of a kite is immediately killed and it will rest motionless on the water or land.

  • Dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The arc of the kite takes on one shape while flying, and another shape while in resting mode on the water. While resting on the water the arc opens up slightly to facilitate an easier relaunch.

  • Offshore setting optimizes performance for surfing in side shore and offshore wind. This facilitates better upwind ability which allows for easier cutbacks in offshore wind. Onshore setting optimizes performance for surfing in side shore and onshore wind. This setting provides for the maximum amount of “drift” as well as tighter turning.

  • Every Cabrinha kite comes with a simple, user adjustable way to choose the power level of the kite. Each rear line “pig tail” connector has three power positions you can connect to. The middle position is the factory recommended position. However, the user can choose to create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite, or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the rider.

  • The ability to park itself and stay aloft longer when the lines go slack so you can focus entirely on riding the wave.

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