This recall involves three TrimLite Cleat™ trim control systems for Cabrinha kiteboards, including the Overdrive 1X with TrimLite, the standard 1X with TrimLite and the Chaos 1X with TrimLite models. A trim line connects the kite to the handle held by the user, allowing the user to control the kite. Only trim lines with white tape below the loop connecting the trim line to the cleat are part of this recall.
The control systems are comprised of a light-weight control bar to control and depower the kite, a set of flying lines and a harness loop/quick release (QR) mechanism. The Overdrive 1X with TrimLite, model number KS6CSODQC, was sold in two sizes 48 cm and 56 cm. The standard 1X with TrimLite control system, model number KS6CSFXQL, was sold in three sizes 42 cm, 52 cm and 60 cm. The Chaos 1X control system, model number KS6CSCHFX, measures 44 cm. The model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.
I told ya!! I heard from a dealer a few weeks ago there was a problem with the line snapping as stated. I have not used the bar since I bought it, but glad to hear they did the right thing and recalled it before someone get hurt..
matth wrote:I told ya!! I heard from a dealer a few weeks ago there was a problem with the line snapping as stated. I have not used the bar since I bought it, but glad to hear they did the right thing and recalled it before someone get hurt..
Personally I just don't understand Cabrinha. Having used and suffered issues on 2014/2015 bars together with the recall on 2015 and now 2016 bars, it seems whoever tests their products are fair weather kite borders.
Part of the problem with mfg in China. The prototypes are always cherry picked highest quality samples compared to the full scale production versions. As a mfg engineer this is something I have to live with daily... Sounds like they probably had some process instability and with enough latent failures they decided to scrap the lot and do a recall. Unfortunately sometimes these things don't get fully flushed out until after you've shipped product.