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Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me please?

Postby shawn13 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:14 pm

I'm looking for a light wind kite for days under 9 knots. I learned on Cabrinha, and have a 9m Convert and 13m Crossbow so naturally i want to add another one to my quiver.


I am looking for :

1. Someone who owns or has flown the 18m Crossbow

and

2. Has flown both the 16m and 18m Crossbow to compare.

Looking forward to hearing your reviews! Thanks!

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:54 am

You're specifically thinking about 2013 model? Cos they look higher AR that 2012 etc...

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby bsideindy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:15 am

i flew the 2012 16m. the thing is a beast !

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby shawn13 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:21 am

Kamikuza wrote:You're specifically thinking about 2013 model? Cos they look higher AR that 2012 etc...
2012 or 2013. I can get a good deal on 2012 closeouts anyways right now and the 13s are so new I doubt many have ridden them yet.

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:27 am

shawn13 wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:You're specifically thinking about 2013 model? Cos they look higher AR that 2012 etc...
2012 or 2013. I can get a good deal on 2012 closeouts anyways right now and the 13s are so new I doubt many have ridden them yet.
True - but check the specs if you can cos the '13 XB looks much higher AR than '12 to me...

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby experienced1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:04 pm

Hmmmm. Photos don't look correct. Haven't made a 12m XB in quite a few years. At the beginning of the 2012 model year, XB 13,16,18 all five strut and 7,9, 10,11 were all 7 strut. About march/April of 2012, the 5 strut 9 and 11 were introduced, and the 7 and 10 discontinued.

The design of the 5 strut 2012s and 2013s are the same.

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby Séb » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:00 am

I have tested the Xbow 16m 2012 a lot and I have a 2013 Xbow 18m in order. Unfortunately, I should only receive it in January. Send me an email in January if your purchase is not for the next few months : seb.waxdesign"at"gmail.com

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby hmattar » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:21 am

I had a crossbow13m 2012 and the bar pressure was crazy. I can't imagine the pressure on the 18m.
I tried a Dyno 18m and the bar was lighter than my crossbow 13m lw.

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby shawn13 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:17 am

Kamikuza wrote:
shawn13 wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:You're specifically thinking about 2013 model? Cos they look higher AR that 2012 etc...
2012 or 2013. I can get a good deal on 2012 closeouts anyways right now and the 13s are so new I doubt many have ridden them yet.
True - but check the specs if you can cos the '13 XB looks much higher AR than '12 to me...

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What are you meaning be 'AR'?

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Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea

Postby shawn13 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:19 am

Yeah, i thought there wasnt much difference between the 2012 and 2013s because they had switched to the 5 strut. I was also thinking about upgrading my 7 strut 13 to the new 5 strut 13 for the weight difference.


Post subject: Re: Can someone review the Cabrinha Crossbow 18m for me plea
I have tested the Xbow 16m 2012 a lot and I have a 2013 Xbow 18m in order. Unfortunately, I should only receive it in January. Send me an email in January if your purchase is not for the next few months : seb.waxdesign"at"gmail.com
Did you fly the 16 in winds under 8 knots?


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