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BraCuru
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Re: Cabrinha Apollo

Postby BraCuru » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:48 pm

Cab Driver wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm
I don't agree. Just wait 8 weeks and then see if you feel the same way. There is something new on the horizon...
Cabrinha RAM kite? Yes, please! ;)

I used to ride Cab kites since 2005 till last year when I switched to Soul by Flysurfer. I just lost faith in Cabrinha's vision.

Being a boss of big kite company I would not ignore new demands, trends and developments in kiteboarding.

I wish I am wrong and Cabrinha will introduce a new foilboarding programme with a revolutionary RAM kite, carbon foil, kite and control bar and a range of proper foilboards in 8 weeks on a new TAB dedicated to foilboarding.

Giving up with Apollo, Chaos, Velocity was poor move IMO. Developing such shapes might lead to revolution, helps to break new limits and shapes the sport. 10th edition of Switchblade is just evolution.

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Re: Cabrinha Apollo

Postby Cab Driver » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 pm

BraCuru wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Cab Driver wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm
I don't agree. Just wait 8 weeks and then see if you feel the same way. There is something new on the horizon...
Cabrinha RAM kite? Yes, please! ;)

I used to ride Cab kites since 2005 till last year when I switched to Soul by Flysurfer. I just lost faith in Cabrinha's vision.

Being a boss of big kite company I would not ignore new demands, trends and developments in kiteboarding.

I wish I am wrong and Cabrinha will introduce a new foilboarding programme with a revolutionary RAM kite, carbon foil, kite and control bar and a range of proper foilboards in 8 weeks on a new TAB dedicated to foilboarding.

Giving up with Apollo, Chaos, Velocity was poor move IMO. Developing such shapes might lead to revolution, helps to break new limits and shapes the sport. 10th edition of Switchblade is just evolution.
Big things coming in the foil program. And we didn't give up on Apollo, Chaos, and Velocity, the market stopped demanding them. Anyway, you will see that we are always considering innovation in design including with kites.

Curious, what are you looking for in a control system? Feel free to PM me so we don't gum up this thread.

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Re: Cabrinha Apollo

Postby BraCuru » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:08 am

Cab Driver wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Big things coming in the foil program. And we didn't give up on Apollo, Chaos, and Velocity, the market stopped demanding them. Anyway, you will see that we are always considering innovation in design including with kites.
IMO for an advanced foiler BIG things to dream of would be:
- a RAM kite,
- a new chicken loop-less, leash-less and fireball-less harness and control bar with IDS,
- carbon masts min 100cm long,
- foils which weight is below 3kg,
- wings dedicated to waves, surf & SUP and race,
- volume boards (30-40ltrs) with weight below 3kg and mounting rails,
- small freestyle foilboards,
- a return of race lines from 2012,
- a carbon fuselage,
- a platform with holes 90x165mm
- ultra light waterproof straps,
- all screws M6,

For an average foiler it would be:
- a return of refreshed Apollo with diameter of LE of FRX kite,
- a new chicken loop-less, leash-less and fireball-less harness and control bar with IDS,
- carbon masts min 90cm long,
- foils which weight is below 3,5kg,
- wings dedicated to freeride, freerace,
- volume boards (30-40ltrs) with weight below 3,5kg and mounting rails,
- a platform with holes spacing 90x165mm
- all screws M6,

For a beginner foiler it would be:
- a return of refreshed Velocity,
- a new chicken loop-less, leash-less and fireball-less harness and control bar with IDS,
- volume board (40ltrs) with weight below 3,5kg and mounting rails,
- a platform with holes spacing 90x165mm
- all screws M6,
- no chance to assembly a kit with trailing edge looking forward and wings in normal position. Yes, it is possible with DA :o

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Re: Cabrinha Apollo

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:11 pm

BraCuru wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:48 pm

I wish...Cabrinha will introduce a...carbon foil, kite and control bar...
Just you wait...a few weeks.

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Re: Cabrinha Apollo

Postby SolarSet » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:38 pm

Heard from different source that Cabrinha is releasing some new kite "foil friendly" similar to Velocity in March in few weeks time. Will be on sale this year. I'm putting on hold buying apollo and contra as I was planning to do so!

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Re: Cabrinha Apollo

Postby WindJunkieFL » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:38 pm

I like the Velocity for twin tip riding, the Apollo was a bit of a let down since it was geared more directly toward foiling crowds and less for the TT rider.

I'd love a refreshed Velocity with a design that gives a little less bar feedback (like the Contra). I know there's limitations on the physics side of a shape, design, etc. but good to hear that a return of the Velocity is in the making since I have been keeping my eyes out on the CrazyFly Hyper to replace my old Velocity kites


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