Cabrinha Switchblade Vs The Drifter - Versus Ep 20
If you’ve watched the last few videos, you might have caught Freeride Kites vs Freestyle Kites where we talked about how most kites that undergo years of development slowly get so well rounded that they cross over into all-around territory. The Cabrinha Drifter is one of those kites. While it is a surf specific kite, it is a great contender as an all-around freeride kite. It’s even decent at unhooking.
So the first thing to consider would be the most obvious, and that is where these kites fall in the Cabrinha line up. The Switchblade is an all-around freeride kite while the Drifter is designed with strapless freestyle and surf in mind. Now, here’s where the lines get a little blurry, both of these kites do work well in the waves and both of these kites function as all around kites. It goes without saying, the Drifter is better in the surf, and the Switchblade is better at just about everything else. Now before you make up your mind, there are some compelling reasons to consider the drifter as an alternative.