2018 Cabrinha XCaliber Carbon Kiteboard
The ultimate in freestyle performance, the 2018 Cabrinha XCaliber features a design that's dedicated to keep you on top of the podium. The XCaliber is offered in two constructions this year - carbon, and wood. This Carbon version utilizes structural carbon to deliver a stiff flex pattern for massive pop and quick response. The fast rocker is designed to keep board speeds high and easy upwind-ability, allowing you to cruise your way to progressive tricks. All of Cabrinha's 2018 boards feature ABS rails to keep the board water-tight, even after years of use and abuse. The Carbon version is best suited for those riding with boots, as the stiff powerful board is easier to manipulate with the extra leverage.
What Cabrinha has to say about the 2018 XCaliber Carbon
The XCaliber is our world class competition freestyle model. Its high performance comes from the extensive use of structural carbon that stiffens the flex pattern, for increased response and explosive pop. The Xcal’s performance rocker line allows for monstrous drive into powered freestyle tricks while retaining excellent upwind performance. The double concave with cantered rail panels shift into a quad concave tip bottom shape. This channels the water flow for maximum edge control, board response, and smooth landings. The progressive 3D molded top and bottom shape gives added dimension to the board. A single pour, ultra-bond liquid polyurethane elastomer around the entire board is the ultimate impact resistance material and helps with rebound and vibration reduction. Designed to provide quick bursts of speed, incredible pop, and the upwind ability to keep your performance spot on.
- Fluid power transfer from any source
- Excellent wakestyle performance
- Strategic use of carbon for directed flex control
- Boot compatible inline inserts
- Directed base channeling for finless tracking and smooth release
- Includes 20mm obstacle friendly GFN hex flow fins & mounting hardware
Provides razor sharp responsiveness and stability for landings. Designed to get you up and riding quickly and upwind fast. Found on the Xcaliber Carbon and Xcaliber Wood.
For those who ride fast and want the board to react quickly. A stiff flex pattern ensures a powerful energy transfer so the board will pop off the water, and maintain control at fast speeds. Found on the Ace Carbon, Xcal Carbon, CBL and Stylus.
Paulownia Wood Core
We use a premium “A-grade” Paulownia wood core which is vertically laminated to optimize strength, reduce weight and allow the board to flex more naturally and freely. Found in all 2018 models.
Basalt is a volcanic mineral fiber which offers vibration resistance and durability while maintaining a high strength to weight ratio. Washed pure molten basalt rock is absent of toxic additives. The combination of wood core with basalt laminate provides a flex characteristic, unique to Cabrinha.
Customized double 45 degree bias Carbon Fiber is a lightweight and durable laminate that maximizes performance by stiffening the flex pattern for increased response and explosive pop.
Core profiling is the most efficient way to control tip, tail and torsional flex. Tapered raised rails control the torsional stiffness and enhances flex control while keeping the board weight to a minimum. Freeride boards benefit the most from the technology with a substantial increase in rebound.
ABS is a tough hard wearing composite material which bonds very well to epoxy. This is used during the lay-up process ensuring a smooth, durable and consistent ride. All twin tip rails and insert blocks are made from ABS material.
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The H1 is a one strap, asymmetrical body shape which provides a positive fit for the rider looking for board control with ease of use. It is supportive, yet lightweight and flexible, and can be used for all types of twin tip riding from freestyle to freeriding. The H1 attaches to the board with minimal effort and allows for multiple stance options with duck and heel toe offset option. It sits on a super cushy footpad with arch support, toe grips, and generous heel coverage.
Designed for the unique requirements of kiting, this boot offers the most solid connection between riders and their boards. The ultra-lightweight outer shell and low profile upper section are designed for more lateral movement, without sacrificing support. Other features include easy Velcro entry & exit, neoprene flex zones for flexibility, closed-toe design to reduce cramping and improve fit, and lightweight nylon baseless chassis to give you a solid board feel with maximum impact absorption