Designed to be the “jack of all trades”, the 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade continues it’s legacy of being one of the world’s most popular kites. Unlike other all-around freeride kites, the Switchblade often surpasses the capabilities of style-specific kites – freestyle, surf, wakestyle, etc. The Switchblade is capable of helping a total beginner get their first rides in, stable enough to jump off a massive tower, or even winning the Red Bull King of the Air (via Nick Jacobsen).
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.