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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2010
Brand: Cabrinha
Size: 04m, 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE


4-line SLE kite, new in the Cabrinha kite range.

Designers Goals

The Nomad is a freestyle/wave kite. You can change the setup of the kite to make is suitbale for freestyle or wave action.So you can set it up for tricks and kiteloops, or for waves with a short turning circle.


Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2010
Brand: Cabrinha
Size: 04m, 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 6
Colours: Various
Line length: 22m
Bar length: 42cm-48cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Cabrinha Nomad 9m

Test conditions

wind: 3 t/m 7 bft  12/30 knots

locations: sea, lake, chop, 2m swell


We were given this kite and we were told that this was freestyle/wave kite. Interesting combination: for freestyle we expect a lot of pop and slower kite reaction where a wavekite requires short turning circles and gradual power buildup in the flightlines.
But we were suprised when testing this kite. It was tested in various conditions ranging from 12 to 30 kts. wind by wave riders, (competition) freestylers and old school gliders.
The kite was described as a soft feeling, reliable kite with powerfull pop and spicy boost in 23+Kts conditions by our freestyler. Hooked in it is a great kite for overpowered kiteloops, unhooked it has a small sweetspot.
What stood out most is the range the kite can be used in. Underpowered it is not the best kite around, but in the stronger winds is where the nomad is good!
Freestyle/wave? Because of the different setup options the kite is suitable for both, but it is also suitable for an intermediate kiter who want a kite that he/she can trust.



Limited Wide

low-end can be better

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Safety system

Difficult Easy



Small range Large range


Gradual Explosive

Glide phase

Short Long

Depends on the wind. Strong winds you get a long glide phase that is easily controlled. Low winds the glide-phase is a lot less spectacular.


Small range Large range


Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great


Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge


Slow Fast

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Cabrinha Nomad 2010
jelly3110 - 17.10.2010 at 00:33 hour
Great site and great kite. 
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