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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2015
Brand: Cabrinha
Size: 13m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Light wind freeride performance kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Contra performance light wind kite is specially designed to maximize the kite’s power production in light winds. The Contra is designed to be a light wind extension to any kite in our range. The Contra delivers distinctly sharp and precise turning that makes generating power and speed a snap, while maintaining the agility of a smaller kite. It’s this type of performance that has widened the scope of what is possible in light winds. Whether you are riding freestyle, wakestyle, surf or just burning around, the Contra has the muscle to get you up and riding when the winds are barely showing signs on the water.

Cabrinha kite bar 2015

The 2015 Overdrive 1X QuickLoop™ control system is a fully adjustable control bar featuring our all new QuickLoop™ opening harness loop. QuickLoop™ is an opening harness loop connection designed to work specifically with our 1X single line flagging security system. QuickLoop’s™ defining feature is its ridiculously simple operation of our 1X security system. 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. The incredibly easy reconnection of the QuickLoop™ harness loop is now the new benchmark in the industry for simplicity. The all new Overdrive 1X security system now has a cleaner method to manage the 1X security line. We have removed the external 8meters of security line to create a simplified lower V connection. The 1X line stopper is integrated into the centerline adjustment strap.

Features

  • Depower on Demand
  • Internalized Lines
  • Low V
  • Soft EVA ends float entire bar
  • Recoil Trim Adjustment
  • Overdrive™ bar ends adjust a full 8cm in length
  • Incredibly simple activation and resetting of the QR

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Details:

Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2015
Brand: Cabrinha
Size: 13m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 57cm-65cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Cabrinha Contra 2015 15m
Name:
Arkadiy 
Weight:
85 kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 7 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
20+ 
Kite size:
15m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
durability
 
ShortLong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
glide phase
 
ShortLong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
price quality
 
PoorGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 30.03.2017 at 20:15 hour
Comments:
It's a real light wind gear, so I can start to ride at 7-8 knots if using 7m extension lines + 160 Nobile Flying Carpet. With 10+ knots easy to go with regular board and line set up.
My only concern is a limited wind range if you use it with 2015 bar at least, quite uncofortable if oversheeted, but I beleice it's a bar issue rather than kite.
 
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Cabrinha Contra 2015 13m
Name:
Pete 
Weight:
97 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 11 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
15+ 
Kite size:
13m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
durability
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
drift
 
HardSoft
glide phase
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 21.04.2015 at 06:52 hour
Comments:
This kite opens up my wind range strapless surfing from 11 knots at 97kg and having a ball. I love this kite heaps of grunt quick for its size. I also have 11& 9 2014 drifters both great wave kites. This contra 13 is perfect for me in the lighter days 11-16 knots. The kite is very light and has heaps of grunt to boost good jumps, drifts well down the line and rips up wind can you ask for any more from a kite.
I highly recommend this kite in the waves it's got the balls of a switchblade but is much quicker to turn and being so light construction slack lined and it just drifts into position.
The only thing I would say the canopy and construction is so light you need to keep it out of the water for longevity. But that is just better technique, to be mind full when you are upside down under water keep it in the air.
I have dropped it a few times and it relaunches better than the drifter.
Every session I've had on this I have had a ball.
Well done Cabrinha  
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