Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
The 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kite is a performance 3 strut kite in a simple minimalist package. With the 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kite there is nothing getting between you and an amazing kitesurfing experience. The 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kites hybrid design is perfect for Universal Riding. That means the 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kite is perfect for surf, freestyle, or wakestyle. The Vector has a robust construction, using all of the same materials and components in our much higher end kites. We've stripped down the non essentials, giving you the option to upgrade as you feel necessary.
The 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite is a scaled version of our inflatable kite which is designed to teach a student how to operate a fully functioning 4 line IDS kite. As the name denotes, the 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite will teach a rider the real world techniques of reverse launching an inflatable kite by pulling on the left or right leader lines. The 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite will also teach a rider the important technique of operating an IDS security system. Since the 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite is designed to be used with a standard QuickLink IDS control system, the student will be familiar with all of the control and security features by the time they get on the water for their 1st lesson.
In 2012 the Drifter surf kite was a breakaway success. Surfers worldwide have now come to know the benefits of “drift stability”. Drift stability, one of the 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite prominent features, is the kites ability to stay afloat and drift downwind when the kite is depowered. The 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite so called slack line drift function allows the rider to power into the wave, then shut the kite power down and surf as if the kite was not even there. When the rider needs to power back up the kite is quick to re- engage and power the rider to the next section. The Drifter’s hybrid design is slightly more upright and compact in shape. This makes the 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite turn on a dime, and power and depower on command. When the wind conditions are marginal and you need to steer the kite a lot, the 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite will surgically place the kite where you need it exactly when you need it.
There are very few cases in the world of kite design where high performance and ease of use collide. The 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite is just one of those rare cases. The 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite is the worlds premier wakestyle kite. Powering the likes of Andre Phillip to legendary status in his pursuit of core wakestyle riding. One of the elements that make this 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite so perfect for wakestyle riding AND all round freestyle riding is its predictability. The 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite has pitch perfect balance when riding unhooked and a light bar pressure when riding hooked in. The Switchblade has undergone a few strategic improvements in 2013 to enhance its efficiency and turning speed (especially in the larger sizes) without compromising the legendary “feel” that has made the 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite the world’s best selling kite model.
The 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is Cabrinha's all new competition Freestyle kite. This 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is dedicated to one thing, delivering the absolute best performance in Freestyle competition. The 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is designed with PKRA superstar Alby Rondina, this bridled C kite represents the progression taking place in today's touring freestyle arena. Lets be clear, this technical performance kite is not for everyone. It won't mow your lawn. It won't leave you dangling. But if you are looking to get on the podium then this 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is your kite.
There are very few cases in the world of kite design where high performance and ease of use collide. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite is just one of those rare cases. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite is the world's premier wakestyle and all around freestyle kite. One of the elements that make this 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite so perfect for wakestyle riding AND all round freestyle riding is its predictability. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite has pitch perfect balance when riding unhooked and a light bar pressure when riding hooked in. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite has undergone a few strategic improvements in 2013 to enhance its efficiency and turning speed (especially in the larger sizes) without compromising the legendary “feel” that has made the 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite the world’s best selling kite model.
The new 2014 Cabrinha Contra Kite is the light weight kite that provides fun in light wind like you’ve never experianced before. The ultra efficient profiles optimize the low end power production while allowing excellent depower on the top end.Maximizing performance in light winds the 3 micro struts improve aerodynamic performance using light weight materials with very low drag. The Contra delivers distinctly sharp and precise turning that makes generating power and speed a snap while maintaining the agility of a smaller kite. The 2014 Cabrinha Contra Kite has the strength to get you up and riding when the winds are barely showing signs on the water.
The Cabrinha Chaos Kite delivers on all fronts. The 2014 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is perfectly tuned to perform when unhooked which also makes it the kite of choice for hitting rails or throwing wakestyle tricks on the flats. The Chaos has a light weight, yet durable build using our Skeletal frame technology and our all new 2DR double rip stop material. Only one thing matters in the high stakes world of competition freestyle, and that's getting onto the podium. In order to do so you need a kite capable of performing at its best when riding unhooked. You need a kite which generates power through its turns. You need a kite that delivers bursts of speed and pop. While not made for your average rider, the 2014 Cabrinha Chaos kite will give you the fighting advantage in competition. Just ask Alby Rondina, one of the PKRA freestyle superstars and the technical advisor behind the 2014 Cabrinha Chaos development.
2014 Cabrinha Chaos Kite Highlights
Podium Proven Competition Freestyle Performance
Direct Steering, FAST Response
Carries power through turns for massive kiteloops
Freestyle specific bridle design slacks for handle passes
Compact Arc Shape with Dynamic Arc - Quick Turning and Fast RELAUNCH
The 2014 Cabrinha Vector Kite is a kite that you can rely on in just about with any type of board in any type of conditions,. The chameleon characteristics does not come at the cost of performance, handling or durability. The 2014 Cabrinha Vector Kite has a light weight, yet durable build using our Skeletal frame technology and our all new 2DR double rip stop material. The 2014 Vector steps into the big leagues with a massive upgrade in performance. The direct steering of the Overdrive 1X control system combined with the elimination of pulley’s in the bridle makes the Vector a frisky 3 strut performance freeride kite.
2014 Cabrinha Vector Kite Highlights
No pulleys - Incredibly Direct Steering and Snappy Turns
Chameleon Performance - Unmatched versa tility for all types of riding
Three Struts - Lighter Swing Weight and the Easiest Relaunching
Park and Ride Stability - Consistent Power Without Working the Kite
Light Bar Pressure - Featherweight Control
Compact Arc Shape with Dynamic Arc - Quick Turning and Fast RELAUNCH
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
No matter which style of kiteboarding you are interested in, Kite-Line is your one stop shop for all of your kiteboarding needs. We have all of the boards, kites, accessories, and other gear you need to get started, or upgrade your current set up. Kite-Line has all the latest kites, kiteboards, kiteboarding accessories, and DVDs to "wet" your appetite for the wind. Check out our variety of kiteboarding products by all the big names including Cabrinha, Flysurfer, Naish, North, Ocean Rodeo,Ozone, Slingshot and many more!