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  • 2018 Cabrinha Radar Kite

2018 Cabrinha Radar Kite

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Product Description

The 2018 Cabrinha Radar is the perfect option for a new kiteboarder looking for something stable and easy to fly. The 3-strut coning wing tip design allows the Radar to relaunch better than almost anything, and fly solid and stable, and feel light in the bar.

The entire lineup of 2018 Cabrinha kites has been updated with High Tenacity Dacron, a canopy material specifically designed with inflated kite structures in mind. Slight modifications of each canopy design have been made to accommodate this new high-performance material, selected for many reasons. It has a tendency to return to it's original shape much faster than other dacron, making for a much "snappier" feel when turning the kite. Additionally, it shows much greater resistance to wear over time. 

 

 

The Radar is a fun and lively three strut kite, combining sophisticated performance with unadulterated simplicity. Its blend of function and versatility make this kite perfect for just about any riding style. The high sweep and low aspect ratio make the kite ultra-responsive and great for downloops. It provides immediate response with just about any input given to the control system. A simple bridle and thinned profiles keep the power in check, while still providing all the power you’ll want or need. It has a well-balanced, full body, and swept wings which make the kite shockingly easy to relaunch. The generously curved leading edge makes the kite roll into the relaunch position with very little input from the rider. The Radar excels as a crossover kite, making progress easy, whether you’re into freeride, freestyle, or powered up surf.

 

Features and Benefits

  • Most versatile kite in the range
  • Amazing relaunch
  • Ultra responsive and easy to turn
  • Consistent and stable pull
  • Light bar pressure
  • Progress made easy

Design Profile - 3 strut, hybrid design, coning wing tip design

 

Technology

High Tenacity Dacron

Our all new Dacron is specifically designed for inflated kite structures. The construction of this material is very warp oriented using ultra high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight.

Pure Profile Panels

The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aerodynamic profiles in the kite. Smooth and stable profile entry. Improved overall kite efficiency, performance, and range. Faster flying through the sky giving you a broader range of performance. 

Skeletal Frame

Provides the structure that keeps the kite design true to its intended shape while in flight. The stable frame drives the kite through turbulence with a minimal amount of deformation and has excellent overall de-power. The inflated leading edge introduces the laminar flow of air across the kite's Pure Profile Panels, for a quick recovery if stalled and prevents the kite folding on itself. The inflatable structure reduces the amount of bridling required for stability. It also provides safety by providing some flotation in the water and enables an easy re-launch.

Volae Materials

Our exclusive line of high-quality woven fabric has been designed specifically for kitesurfing. The Volae materials are made with accuracy and consistency, and are guaranteed for every kite we make. Our 2DR Double Ripstop material is designed to provide a lightweight, yet durable, canopy with extremely low stretch properties.  This translates into a kite with the ability to lock in its intended shape, while remaining ultra-reactive to rider input.

Aspect Ratio

A long, narrow wing generally has a high aspect ratio, where as a short, stubby wing has a low aspect ratio. A high aspect ratio designs makes the kite fly forward and point upwind incredibly well, The lower the aspect ratio design is more responsive and provides a consistent and stable pull.

1X Security

Upon activation of 1X's single line flagging system the power of a kite is immediately killed and it will rest motionless on the water or land.

Sprint System W/ Airlock

The Sprint inflation systems is the most efficient and easy way to get your kite inflated and deflated quickly. The enlarged Airlock valve quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump 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 valves's large dump feature.

Dynamic Arc

Dynamic arc allows the kites to have two distinct arc shapes. The arc of the kite takes on one shape while flying and another shape while in resting mode on the water.  While resting on the water the arc opens up slightly to facilitate an easier relaunch. 

Power Control

Every Cabrinha kite comes with a simple, user adjustable way to choose the power level of the kite.  Each rear line "pig tail" connector has three power positions you can connect to.  The middle position is the factory recommended position.  However, the user can choose to create more power by connecting the knot closest to the kite or less power by connecting to the knot closest to the the rider.

Pro Span

Improves the relationship between the actual canopy area and the "usable" canopy area. A majority of the kite's surface area is working for you in a lifting capacity which also improves speed and upwind performance. The key element is not the flat canopy area and aspect ratio of the design, but the in-flight projected area and projected aspect ratio. Once it takes shape in-flight the power comes from the efficiency, and the efficiency comes from reducing the induced drag of the overall wing by having more usable area focused in the projected power producing section of the wing.

Wind Range*

Size Knots MPH
3.5 M 22 - 37

25 - 42

5 M 19 - 35 21 - 40
7 M 15 - 32 17 - 36
9 M 14 - 28 16 - 32
12 M 11 - 25  12 - 28

*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.

 

 

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