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It’s in the name

Drifter

DRIFTER

SURF / FREESTYLE SURF
SKU: K4KODRIFR-005003

Often imitated, but never equaled, the Drifter remains the go to kite for anything to do with waves on directional boards.

As the name suggests, the kite is synonymous with it’s Drift ability.  Put it in position and ride down the line, the kite gives you the confidence to concentrate on the wave ahead instead of having to fly the kite.

But the Drifter offers much more than that. The first production kite to be triple looped, the Drifter is also at home in the air.

This Lite Series kite is the most reactive Drifter kite to date, allowing you to put the kite where you want it in the air, no matter what style of riding you are doing.

Whether you are taking to the skies for Strapless Big Air, charging down the line on a screaming point break or ripping wind swell, the Drifter will always deliver.

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Key Features

LIGHT BAR PRESSURE

Direct and responsive steering.

SHORT STATIC BRIDLE

A short compact pulleyless bridle ensures the ultimate in control and stability as well as response.

SLACKLINE DRIFT

The secret behind every Drifter hat has become iconic in the industry. Focus on the wave, while you kite 'Drifts' effortlessly down the line.

BOMBER CONSTRUCTION

Like with any Cabrinha kite, the Drifter comes packed with features to give you freedom to push your limits, whether in 1 or 10 foot waves.

BI-DIRECTION PURE PROFILE PANELS

The smoothest and most 3d correct shape we've ever created allowing the smoothest transition between the segmented leading edge and curved canopy.

RAPID POWER CONTROL

No wave is the same, and the on demand rapid depower and power of the Drifter allows you to stay in the right place, or get to where you need to be.

HTD LITE

Refined canopy design to reduce weight, combined with a full HTD Lite Dacron skeleton provides the lightest most reactive kites to date, increasing the range and performance of your product.

NANO RIPSTOP CANOPY

Nano Ripstop is a 55 g/m2 material with a 3mm double rip stop pattern. This micro rip stop material in unison with a newly developed coating, has given us a 2X increase in the canopy’s tear strength. A smaller rip stop pattern increases the amount of “cells” in any given panel.

SPRINT 3.0

The Sprint 3.0 inflation system increases air flow from leading edge to the strut. The new straight and angled valves allow for no kinking of the inflation tube. It's secure fit design also allows for easy maintenance.

BULLET PROOF BUMPERS

These new Durable TPU bumpers are strong, lightweight and durable. They crossover protecting the canopy to LE sewing. A new manufacturing process helps with abrasion when the kite is resting on a hard surface.

EXPANDAPACK KITE BAG

An all NEW stylish expanding backpack allows for fast pack down and comfy transportation of your kite, pump and control system. Easily expands to carry multiple kites in one bag leading to more adventure and less faff!

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Style Selector

FREESTYLE: POP / SLACK / POWER

FREERIDE: DEPOWER RANGE / RELAUNCH / UPWIND ABILITY

BIG AIR: BOOSTING / HANG TIME / KITELOOP

SURF: TURN SPEED / DRIFT / RELAUNCH

FOIL: TURN SPEED / DRIFT / UNDERPOWERED STEERING

"The Drifter is an insane wave kite, it has a huge wind range. It has some power when you need to go upwind in light wind but also releases all power when needed. It turns in the pocket and obviously drifts like crazy. I am also pretty surprised how good this kite relaunched!" – Titouan Galea

Wind/Weight Chart

Size 5m 6m 7m 8m 9m 10m 11m 12m
Wind Range in Knots (75kg rider) 21-36 19-35 17-34 16-32 14-30 13-28 12-27 11-25

Weight of Kite (kg) Without Bag

(Tolerances may vary)

1.89
2.11 2.34 2.54 2.75
2.96
3.19 3.43