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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Cabrinha
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

All-round all day kitesurfer

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile

The Switchblade is back, with over 12 years of design and composition refinements. Evolving into an icon, the Switchblade sits at the heart of our kite range where style and performance are seamlessly interwoven. Loved by many for its unique combination of smooth power delivery, unrivaled predictability and uncompromising high end performance, the Switchblade has redefined the notion of what a single kite can achieve. The five strut design has distinct segments that hold the canopy true to its intended shape, increasing the kite’s performance regardless of the wind conditions or angle of attack. The wide ranges of attack angles give the SB the incredibly powerful, predictable pull it is famous for. Unmatched in its power, performance and craftsmanship, the SB unapologetically creates the ultimate kiting experience.


  • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Predictable handling
  • Great upwind performance
  • Ridiculously high hang times
  • Distinctly sharp and precise turns
  • Easy relaunch

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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Cabrinha
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 22m
Bar length: 48cm- 56cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap or Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Cabrinha Switchblade 2017 12m
Joris NL 
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HeavyLight - 17.06.2017 at 15:42 hour
Great kite. I had switchblade 2013 and 2016 version as well. Between 2013 and 2016 i couldnt notice a big difference but with the 2017 i definetly feel a big difference. The kite become much faster steering, so even the 12m is now a nice kite to drive. The other really impressive thing of the kite is the upwind capability (great) and the wind range. I am 65kg and i can drive the kite very well between 14 up till 28 knuts! Also jumping is nice as the kite lands you smoothly. 
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