Cabrinha Apollo 2017 Kite

Cabrinha Apollo 2017 Kite

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"The Apollo is a new kite that will take you into outer space - a hooked in kiter's dream, the Apollo is a boosting machine and you will stay airborne forever (get your WOO ready); it's also closes the gap with ram air kites and is absolutely fantastic on a foilboard; don't let it's flat, wide, and high aspect scare you, the kite is maneuverable and has a massive wind range (and it doesn't sink, crumple up into a ball in light wind, and require half a mile of beach for a launch)" -Todd Greaux, Team Cabrinha

"There has been no other inflatable kites like the Apollo, it is super high aspect which means it will fly very close to the edge of the wind window giving it enormous wind range and handling gusty wind wonderfully. Hydrofoilers will love this kite in the smaller sizes as you can easily get rid of excess power if needed, but have plenty of power to get up on foil and up to speed. Its aspect also means that you will have a GREAT angle upwind like a traditional foil kite but without the fluky launching/landing, relaunch issues, and problems with stability in gusty winds. Free riders will also love the Apollo because of it's ability to launch and soar in the air. This kite jumps BIG and LONG. Freerider tricks for days as you'll have enough hang time to master all of your old school hooked in tricks. I've ridden the 12m down to 8mph on the hydrofoil and had the 16m out in 24kts of wind without issue. Seems like there is no end to the wind range of the Apollo kite" -Phil Midler

Pro Span
Pro Span is what improves the relationship between the actual canopy area and the lifting canopy area. With Pro Span, a majority of the kite?s surface area is working for you in a lifting capacity which also improves speed and upwind performance. The key element is not the flat canopy area and aspect ratio of the design, but the in-flight projected area and projected aspect ratio. Once it takes shape in-flight the power comes from the efficiency, and the efficiency comes from decreasing the induced drag of the overall wing by having more lifting area focused in the ?projected? power producing section of the wing. The defining feature of the Apollo is its ultra high aspect design which translates into a higher projected span.

  • SKELETAL FRAME
    Provides the structure that keeps the kite design true to its intended shape while in-flight. The stable frame drives the kite through turbulence with a minimal amount of deformation and has excellent overall de-power. The inflated leading edge introduces the laminar flow of air across the kite?s Pure Profile panels, for a quick recovery if stalled and prevents the kite folding on itself. The inflatable structure reduces the amount of bridling required for stability. It also provides safety by providing some flotation in the water, and enables easy re-launch.

  • VOLAE MATERIALS
    Our exclusive line of high-quality woven fabrics has been designed specifically for kitesurfing. The Volae materials are made with accuracy and consistency, and are guaranteed for every kite we make. Our 2DR Double Rip Stop material is designed to provide a lightweight, yet durable, canopy with extremely low stretch properties. This translates into a kite with the ability to lock in its intended shape, while remaining ultra-reactive to rider input.

  • PURE PROFILE PANELS
    The strategically placed panels provide ultimate control over the aerodynamic profiles in the kite. They create a smooth, stable profile entry that improves overall kite efficiency, performance and range.

  • ASPECT RATIO
    A high aspect ratio design makes the kite fly forward and point upwind incredibly well. A lower aspect ratio design is more responsive and provides a consistent and stable pull.

  • DYNAMIC ARC
    Dynamic arc allows the kite to have two distinct arc shapes. The kite takes on one shape while flying, and another shape while in resting mode on the water.

  • WING TIP SETTINGS
    We offer multiple tuning options which completely change the way a kite flies. These options allow you to customize the feedback and bar pressure, adjust where the kite sits in the window, and balance the power/ de-power range of the kite. Cabrinha highly recommends testing the different settings for yourself to find out what feels the best to you. A = The lightest bar pressure and lightest steering initiation. Ships on A setting. B = Much more feedback, more bar pressure, shortened depower, and more steering impulse to know where the kite is. Onshore and Offshore tuning options (on the Drifter) Side Shore/Offshore setting optimizes performance for wave riding in side shore and offshore wind. Side Shore/Onshore setting optimizes performance for wave riding in side shore and onshore wind. low stretch

  • BRIDLE LINES
    This year you will notice the bridle lines to be more stable with a lower stretch and lower shrinkage. The grey color is the indicator. This update keeps your kites performing at the highest level over a much longer time.

    ANATOMY OF A KITE
    NEW SPRINT SYSTEM FEATURES
  • 1. New enlarged valves
  • 2. New tool-less retention system
  • 3. Secure zip tie closure
  • 4. Re-engineered pinch clamp
  • 5. New silicone valve covers

    SPRINT SYSTEM W/ AIRLOCK
    The all new Sprint inflation systems has been completely re-engineered for even better airflow. It?s the most efficient and easy way to get your kite pumped up quickly and is now easier to deflate your kite. The large Airlock valve cross section quickly feeds air into all of the struts from a single location. The Airlock connection to the Sprint pump requires no special adapters. Once inflated, you can lock off each strut independently to keep your kite?s rigid frame, and isolate any accidental strut deflation from the rest of the kite. When the session is over, the entire kite will deflate in seconds thanks to the Airlock valve?s large dump feature.
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