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  • 2017 Cabrinha Contra Kiteboarding Kite - Color 1
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2017 Cabrinha Contra - 40-50% Off



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Product Description

2017 Cabrinha Contra Kiteboarding Kite

Video | Features | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options

Current Discount & Availability

Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount
13m $1649 $989 40% off
17m $1919 $1149 40% off
19m $2029 $999 50% off

2017 Cabrinha Contra Wildcard Color

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Ahh, the Contra. They might as well rename this kite "Session Saver", due to it's capability of putting you on the water when nobody else can. Not only is it capable of riding in the lightest of winds, it allows for more fun in these conditions. It is stable, easy to fly, and has a massive wind range (obviously, on the low end, too!). The 3-strut hybrid design keeps the Contra aloft in the lightest most unstable winds. If you're looking for super easy park and ride power, the Contra is the ticket to lightwind freedom.

2017 Cabrinha kites feature 1X Security System, 2DR Double Ripstop, the newly redesigned Sprint Airlock system, and Pure Profile Panels. New for 2017, the bridle lines have been upgraded to include a stronger and less stretch-prone material that will help your kite perform better for a longer period of time. Additionally, 2017 kites include the new Sprint Airlock System that allows for faster inflation and better airflow throughout the leading edge and struts.

Video Overview

2017 Cabrinha Contra vs Slingshot Turbine 

 2017 Cabrinha Contra vs Apollo

What Cabrinha has to say about the 2017 Contra

The Contra is a three strut light wind kite, designed to optimize low-end power while retaining the finesse that keeps this kite fun to fly. The high aspect ratio maximizes power production and makes generating power and speed a snap. Our trademark depower-on-demand makes managing this power effortless, allowing it to execute sharp and precise turns. Tuned to deliver the type of performance that will widen the scope of what you can do in light winds, the Contra has the power to get you up and riding when the winds are barely showing signs on the water. For 2017 we added pure profile panels to and brought the struts closer to the center to increase canopy support.

Features and Benefits

  • Perfect light wind extension to your quiver
  • Pure Profile Panels for a better supported canopy
  • Easy park and ride power
  • Featherweight control
  • Works well with any board in your quiver
  • Easy relaunch

Design Profile - 3 Strut, Hybrid design, Sleek wing tips, Draft forward profile

Technology

Pure Profile Panels

The layout starts in segmented sections in the design software, but, in-flight its natural shape is a smooth arc. In order to make the transition between segmented and curved, we doubled the aerodynamic control by cutting each canopy panel in half at the center section, providing the ultimate curvature control which is where 90% of the performance comes from. When a kite is clean and smooth it will be faster through the sky giving you a broader range of performance.

A - B Wing Tip Setting Options

We offer multiple tuning options this season 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.
B = Much more feedback, more bar pressure, shortened depower, and more steering impulse to know where the kite is.

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.

Dynamic Arc

A 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. The flying shape occurs as soon as the kite gets airborne and the front lines are under tension. The flying shape is the kite’s intended shape which is optimized for the intended usage. The arc shape is held in place by a simple set of bridling. The dynamic arc shape occurs when the kite is not in flight, such as when the kite is resting on the water in relaunch mode. The dynamic arc allows the kite to open its span and orient the wingtips in a position to facilitate a super quick relaunch.

2DR Double Ripstop

Cabrinha’s exclusive line of high-quality woven fabrics has been designed specifically for kitesurfing. Unlike many of the generic sailcloths available in today’s kites, the Volae materials have been specially developed to our exact specifications. The development process has taken over 5 years to create this dedicated kite material, which delivers the lowest stretch and highest durability on the market.

Skeletal Frame

All Cabrinha kites are designed and built on a Skeletal Frame foundation. We start by placing the most durable, 160 gsm Dacron material into a framework that locks in the intended shape. We then create the canopy shape and profiles with a light weight yet highly durable 53 gsm polyester woven material. We build on the durability of the canopy material with a second layer of 53 gsm two-ply material over the high stress strut sections. Next, we layer into the perimeter a 75 gsm, double ripstop reinforcement material to combat the extreme loads that are placed on the trailing edge and wing tip areas of the kite. Finally, we complete the kite with details such as molded EVA chafe protectors, robust leading edge protectors, and triple row stitching at the high stress inter-segment seams near the center of the kite. We seal it all up with a woven nylon ribbon reinforcement on the leading edge closing seam.

Sprint Airlock

The Sprint Inflation System with Airlock is the most efficient and easy way to get your kite pumped up. The large one-way Airlock valve quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump now 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.

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.

Wind Range*

Size Knots MPH
13 8 - 18 9 - 21
15 7 - 15 8 - 17
17 6 - 14 7 - 16
19 5 - 13 6 - 15

*For riders around 175 lbs (79 kg). These are guidelines only. Please consult us via Live Chat or over the phone at 800-622-4655 for sizing questions.

Cabrinha Performance Profile*

Freestyle                    
Freeride                    
Big Air                    
Surf                    
Turning Speed                    
Boosting                    
Hang Time                    
Low-end Power                    
Depower                    
Relaunch                    
Upwind Ability                    
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

*Copyright of Cabrinha

Cabrinha Control Bar Options

cabrinha-overdrive-1x-with-trimlite-001b.jpg2017 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X Adj TrimLite Control Bar

Refined after years of testing and development in the market, the 2017 Cabrinha Overdrive Bar features on-the-fly adjustment that keeps you properly set up no matter your kite size. The ability to quickly adjust the turning speed of your kite with the simple pull of a toggle is invaluable while working on progression and your preferences on the water.

48-56cm x 22m - Kite sizes 4-18 meters

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2017 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X Adj Recoil Control Bar

Refined after years of testing and development in the market, the 2017 Cabrinha Overdrive Bar features on-the-fly adjustment that keeps you properly set up no matter your kite size. The Recoil depower setup keeps your trim adjustment quick and easy to access, allowing you to be constantly in control of your power. 

cabrinha-1x-with-trimlite-001b.jpg2017 Cabrinha 1X Fixed Length TrimLite Control Bar

The Cabrinha 1X with TrimLite Control System, returining, sets the standard for simplicity and safety. The lightweight design and fixed length design of the bar allows the rider to keep things simple, while still featuring the exceptional safety system of the Overdrive bars, the QuickLoop.

44cm x 22m - Kite sizes 4-11 meters

52cm x 22m - Kite sizes 6-15 meters

60cm x 22m - Kite sizes 12-18 meters

 

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