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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2015
Brand: Best Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 11m
Type: SLE
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Kite

Special 3 strut wave kite

Designers goals

Surfing down the face of a huge wave might easily be the best feeling in the world. To pursue this unique experience we developed the Cabo. The new Best Cabo is as perfect for the best wave riders in the industry as it is fun to ride on a casual freeride.

The Tri-strut design and the slightly swept wingtips provide an exceptional downwind drift allowing you to park the Cabo at the very edge of the wind window and concentrate fully on the wave beneath (or above) you. We further reduced the weight of the kite enhancing its agility. As the Cabo comes with our lifetime warranty, we build it Surf Tough with a reinforced trailing edge and optimized placements of the Dacron canopy. We also further improved the stability, giving you a rock solid kite while you charge every wave!

Features

  • Designed in waves, dominating in surf and freeride
  • Tri-strut design for optimal downwind drift and turning speed
  • Surf tough construction for endless durability
  • Tangle-free, micro bridle for fast, reactive steering
  • EZ Pump™, equipped with our Twist Lock Valve
  • Included with kite: nylon sleeve, kite bag and a repair kit

Wind range Best Cabo 2014

Best kiteboarding cabo 2015 lightwind windrange

Best kite Bar 2015

2015 best kiteboard bar

Movie Best kiteboarding 2015

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2015
Brand: Best Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 11m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Bar length: 47cm-52cm-57cm
Line length: 10m-15m-18m-21m-24m
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Kite surfing review Best Kiteboarding Cabo 6m 2015

Test conditions

Water

Wind: 20-35 knots

Settings: fabric kite setting, small bar, 21m lines

Conclusion

The new Best Cabo 6m doesn't feel like most small wave kites. The Cabo likes to be steered, it's not a mellow Park & ride surf tool. This 6m is a very fast kite with high scoring freestyle kite characteristics like pop, boost and lift. It's a pretty hardcore beast, but with its good feedback, great reaction and short & total depower you can control the beast.
Bad kite? Really bad kites aren't made anymore. Just know your riding style and find the most suitable kite for you and this Best 6m Cabo is made for a playful aggressive rider with technical skills who like to slingshot himself into the waves.

Pros

  • Reaction on steering action
  • Depower
  • Feedback
  • Clean control bar

Cons

  • loses power on the edge of the wind window
  • intention to backstall if to much steering line pressure

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Basics

Windrange

Limited Wide

We had a few sessions, in its low end you have to steer a lot because the Cabo loses kite pressure on the edge of the wind window. At its high end playful but fast and real high end performance kite

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

The Cabo likes to shift to the edge of the wind window all the time. Means with gusty wind a more restless kite.

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

pull on the steering line

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Clean bar, easy 4 line safety

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Short depower stroke

Oldskool

Low-end

Small range Large range

The Best Cabo loses power on the edge of the window, you need to steer the kite to behold your power.

High-end

Small range Large range

The Best Cabo likes to shift to the edge of the window, that shift comes with a pretty explosive power especially at +26 knots. This restless power asks more control from the kitesurfer

Lift

Gradual Explosive

explosive lift

Wave

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

The Best Cabo like to shift to the edge, that makes it a bit restless. The feedback is good and pop is pretty explosive, that means you feel every gust on the bar

Drift

Poor Good

The drift is good but not the best performanced kite characteristic.

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Long depower control

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Short turning, fast reaction

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

The Cabo reacts very fast

Race

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Going upwind

Hard Easy

Depends in which wind conditions, low end lot of steering so hard to stay up wind. Overpowered conditions the best up wind performance

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Best Kiteboarding Cabo 2015 07m
Name:
luis 
Weight:
70 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 15.06.2017 at 01:38 hour
Comments:
this is my wave kite, I ride it really hard and its allways keeping at the level.
its very friendly even to rookies.. you can have a really good surf session with it.. good for surf, and for learning too...
If you need a kite with hangtime and powerfull jumps, you should look foward to roca, ts or GP.
in a few words, the surf kite. 
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Best Kiteboarding Cabo 2015 06m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 28 knots up to 33
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kitefinder.com - 11.12.2014 at 23:23 hour
Comments:
Had a short session with the new Best Cabo 6m in gusty hard wind. The Best delivers great drift like a good wave kite should. Its enormous fast turning with a short and total de-power stroke. Loosen the tension on the steering lines and the Cabo is harder to steer. It's pressure building is pretty aggressive and hard. Combine this with a fast steering kite and you have a wave kite for advanced / aggressive wave riders on your hands.  
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