1X AND OVERDRIVE 1X CONTROL SYSTEMS
The Cabrinha brand has always placed quality and safety of our customers upfront in all our product development efforts.
Due to a recent discovery of a manufacturing defect in production, we have decided to make a product recall on all 2015 1X and Overdrive 1X control systems (KS5CSSDOD, KS51XCSFX) manufactured before August 1st.
We have discovered, in a very small number of cases that the internal diameter of the bungee guide does not meet our specification, due to an unauthorized modification by Cabrinha's supplier. There is a small possibility that the Recoil™ spring can jam between the internal diameter of the bungee guide and the PU depower main line. In the unlikely case that the Recoil™ spring does jam itself into the bungee guide, the rider is still able to activate the main quick release and depower the kite into the single line flagging safe position.
In an attempt to reduce the inconvenience caused to our valued customers, our authorized dealers will install the part which will immediately remedy the issue. All 2015 1X and Overdrive 1X control systems must be brought back to the point of purchase to have the part installed. The part in topic is called the Recoil Slider (KS5RECSDR) and it takes under two minutes to install, using only a screwdriver.
This problem is limited to a small percentage of the 2015 1X and Overdrive 1X control systems manufactured before August 1st. We have taken action to remedy the issue in production. We have modified the manufacturing process and rectified all control systems as of August 1st. You can distinguish the modified and correct control systems by a GREEN DOT on the packaging hangtag of the control system. Anything shipped before August 1st without a green dot will need the Recoil slider installed.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your support in helping us maintain the highest level of safety.
A taste of what's to come in the "Value of Nowhere".
Pete Cabrinha, Reo Stevens and Keahi De Aboitiz set out to French Polynesia to explore what kind of value one can place on being far from the rigors of social obligation.
Online October 1st
Directed by Anders Krüger
Soundtrack by http://blumuhdesign.dk
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/cabrinhafilms/nyt-mix-blumuh
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Charlie Smith and company put together this great edit shot in the beautiful British Virgin Islands showcasing the Caribbean kiteboarding lifestyle, the versatility of our sport, and how much fun you can have.
Straight off the press from Damo LeRoy:
2014 Cabrinha East Coast KiteFoil Championships
August 15th-17th will be a weekend to remember at Shelter Island Yacht Club as they became the first east coast sailing institution to support the newest and most progressive form of sailing yet– Kitefoiling, which is the addition of a hydrofoil to a kiteboard.
The first annual 2014 East Coast KiteFoil Championships was a sight to behold with 3 days of beautiful conditions and winds ranging from 10-20 knots.
14 competitors from 4 different countries hit the water displaying just how far sailing has evolved.
The kitefoilers reached speeds of up to 30 knots during the action-packed races. The age bracket of competitors ranged from 14 years old to 55 years old. Former kiteboarding world champion Damien Leroy said that “Shelter Island was an ideal location for this type of event”.
Dozens of boats stopped by to watch the races in awe as the kitefoilers flew around the course going more then 3 times the speed of any other sailing craft on the water.
The races were incredibly tight with the top three racers within a point of each other in the end of the regatta, making every race fun to watch! Some standouts were Leif Given, Zack Marks, Damien LeRoy and Jon Modica all taking wins in some of the races.
As well as two up and comers James Mcgrath and Jacob Olivier at the young age of 14 years old battling it out with some of the top foil racers in the country!
Local kiteboarder, and event organizer, Jon Modica, said “he was extremely grateful to Shelter Island Yacht Club for supporting this new and alternative form of sailing”, he believes kiteboarding “will really help get more and more youth excited about sailing”.
1st Place Jon Modica
2nd Place Damien LeRoy
3rd Place Zack Marks
A big thanks goes out to the sponsors: Shelter Island Yacht Club, Cabrinha Kiteboarding, Delta Hydrofoils, and SKORD. Thanks to
Photographer Manuel Olivier and GoPro for capturing the event as it unfolded.
Red Bull Battle of the Sund brought 250 kite boarders from 16 different nations together to rewrite the history of the great naval battle that took place November 8th 1658. The kiters started out from the Swedish city of Malmo, crossed the sund over to Denmark, and returned to Sweden. A course set up to be 40km, but the conditions with straight westerly winds and 15-25kts made it a tough upwind battle over to Denmark before they could charge downwind back to Sweden. Only 30 riders managed to finish the complete round, amongst them only 2 girls.
Camilla Ringvold from Norway won the women’s class, (17 in total) and crossed the finish line 27minutes before the second finisher, Anke Brandt from Germany.
Bjørn Rune Jensen from Denmark was the overall fastest and winner of the open class. He made it across and back in 1 hour and 31 minutes. - "It was fantastic! I had prepared myself thoroughly for this competition and when I was the first to round Flakfortet I felt that it would be hard to beat me.” Jensen says.
Camilla has had a memorable last 9 months. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean with the «Enable Passion» team in Nov/Dec 2014, she continued to be a part of the first female team to ever finish the Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro (www.vake.no) before she won the Red Bull Ragnarok in Norway in April, kited across the Greenland icecap from south to north in June and she is now the winner of the Red Bull Battle of the Sund.
Click here for more info about the event.
The ladies of The Butterfly Effect, the original waterwomen movement, are in Tarifa Spain this weekend spreading the love, encouraging and empowering women to get out on the water.
The Butterfly Effect events create an environment that gives participants the confidence to achieve a goal in a supportive group setting. The events start with a nod to the community they are hosted in, with a beach clean up, clothing donation, free clinics and/ or other fundraising activities for a charity. Next, the ladies participate in a quick Hula lesson followed by a yoga class and warm up stretch before the main event. The girls then kite, paddle, windsurf, or kayak downwind to the chosen location where they are welcomed with an ending ceremony party.