Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Review

Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Review

What's going on guys? I'm Rygo.

Hey guys, and I'm Lucas.

And today we're going to do another interview, kind of bro-down video about something from your quiver, the Cabrinha Ace.

The new Ace, yeah. First off, man, we've got to talk about the graphics- did you see that board?

The graphics- I did, actually, yeah.

That board is insane; I'm super stoked on it. Patrick, our graphic designer, crushed it. It's a super good-looking board and it's kind of the first one you see and you want to grab and pick up.

For sure.

But yeah, it's a fun little board and it's kind of snuck into my quiver as well. It's a good crossover into freeride performance; much better to do some big air than my wakestyle type board.

Yeah, yeah.

It has a pretty flat rocker, a pretty square relative outline, which makes it really good to go upwind, easy to plane, easy to ride, but you also have a lot of grip for pop and a lot of good jumping ability that comes out of it. What makes this board really unique, which is pretty cool, is it has actually a hybrid construction between wood and foam core.

Oh, no kidding.

Yeah. So back in the day, all the boards were made out of foam, right? And then it kind of transitioned to wood but then--

Yeah, of course I love that too--just to interject there for a second--I love the feeling of a board with a wood core. I always feel like it's a little damper in the chop; I feel like the board on my feet... it's not heavy. I just feel like there's something there.


And control- it always it feels better, responsive.

Yeah. So now we have a wood core with a hybrid foam in there, but we added two carbon strips to make it a little bit stiffer. So what it does overall, it makes a really light board but it makes it fairly responsive, so you still get that strong push and you get a good pop out of it, but you still have that wood core feeling where it's not a hard carbon landing, right? So it's kind of a hybrid feel to it. The reason I choose it is I do get the pop that I want from it, especially when you're pumping out on a session, you're hopping over a little chop to get that right kicker, you really feel a quick, lively board under your feet. And it has some deep channels on both edges and on the tips so you're really not slipping out on your pop, and that's a huge part about big air that people don't really take into consideration. They pick the kite, but you actually have to have a good board.

You do. You have to be able to hold down that edge.

Exactly. The pop is huge; it's half the jump or even more than that if you're really looking into details. You really need to load up your kite, slingshot your momentum back, so then when you rocket in the air you have a lot of load, right?


The board's kind of been my all-around freestyle performance board. It's in my range now, I ride it all the time, I bring it on trips, I have it here in Hatteras with us along with my CBL, so yeah, I'm stoked with it.

Yeah, and it's cool you mentioned those. I haven't actually tried the new Ace yet. I've tried some of the older ones, but most of my favorite boards, when I do footstraps, they include a lot of that technology you're talking about, like the the carbon stringers, to give that little extra light pop and snap out of the board. The wood core... I'm keen to try it eventually, maybe while we're down here.

It's a bit different to the wood core in terms of feeling. It's a bit more alive; it's a bit more responsive because of that carbon in there. The wood core may be generally a bit easier on your knees, and if you look at it that way, it's a bit smoother.

It's a smart hybrid for sure. I think putting a little carbon in a board... I have a full carbon board I'm testing. I'm not the biggest full carbon guy; I like that blend where you have that light, poppy... like you still have a board on your feet.

Exactly. There's so much to consider when you're looking at boards.

There is.

The possibilities are endless, and when it comes to carbon there's huge benefits in the pop, but you're paying for it when you land.

You are!

Exactly, yes. So that hybrid feeling to it really allows you to have that power from the takeoff and then when you land you feel like you still have that wood core that's more forgiving and easier to stick it, right. You're not bouncing out of it.


So I've been enjoying that feeling to it. One of my favorite boards right now at the moment, and stoked with it.

Awesome, dude. Cheers!


Well, I hope you guys found this helpful. A little different, not our standard review, but I think it's fun to talk about gear, get other minds, and obviously Lucas just kills it for the freeride as you can see in this video here. So if you found the video helpful, please give it a thumbs up, don't forget to subscribe. We'll catch you next time.

Thank you, cheers!

Ryan (Rygo) Goloversic

Many people dream of quitting their job, traveling the world and pursuing their passions. Rygo is one of those people who pulled the trigger. A few years into his career, he decided to change everything and travel as a kiteboarder, freelance videographer & writer. His mission is to share the stoke & help people put the boarding into their kiteboarding. Get outside and kite!


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