FASTER, HIGHER, HARDER… Cabrinha takes the 2008 Gorge Games!

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Cabrinha riders Damien Leroy and Clarissa Hempel solidify themselves as North America’s top multi-discipline kite boarders.

July 17-19, 2008 The Gorge Games, Hood River, Oregon

Top competitors, warm weather, and strong winds provided the fuel needed to super charge the revamped 2008 Gorge Games. The Gorge Games will be featured on Fox Sports nightly from August 18th – 22nd and are part of a 3 year TV contract that will surely draw large audiences from board heads everywhere.

The Kite boarding division drew a very large and talented field from around the world. Top Freestyle and Course Racers were riding hard to win their share of $10,000 prize purse.

Winner of the Crossbow IDS

lucie.jpgThe survey results are in! Congratulations to Lucie Williams, winner of the Crossbow IDS. Thanks to everyone that participated. Stay tuned for more surveys from Cabrinha.

Switchblade IDS Has Arrived

news-sbids.jpgThe industry leading kite for wakestyle and freeriding just got better. Thanks to the addition of our Intelligent Depower System or IDS you have more control at your fingertips than you ever thought possible.

The Switchblade IDS is a performance kite with a direct, light bar feel, and easy handling capabilities. The Switchblade excels in the competition wakestyle arena but is simple enough to make any rider feel like a pro.

The Switchblade handles the task of unhooked riding by delivering a constant steady powerband. When unhooked the kite continues to fly forward, making the power predictable during your tricks. On the fly depower is extremely linear which means you’ll always have the correct amount of power for the job at hand.

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Rob Douglas Breaks USA Kite Speed Record with 39.05 Knot Run

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July 22, 2008

Location: Fuerteventura Kitespeed Grand Slam 2008, Canary Islands, Spain

The name of the game is outright speed and Fuerteventura is a windy unforgiving place. The shoreline looks like a moonscape of dried wind blown rocks and sand leading into the Atlantic. The strong offshore winds are like clock work in Fuerteventura during the summer months with daily averages between 20 and 40 knots. Rough choppy waters, gusty winds, and sometimes waist high waves work against any speed junkie from attaining top speeds in Fuerteventura. The location is widely known to be one of, if the not the most difficult stop on the speed tour.  Welcome to the Fuerteventura Kitespeed Grand Slam 2008. Rob Douglas, CEO of Black Dog, recently started Speed Kiting after realizing his own potential versus his sponsored team riders. On a recent Black Dog apparel photo shoot to Costa Rica (also known for it's high winds), "Big Dog" punished Cabrinha and Black Dog sponsored team riders Damien Leroy (2008 US Kite Racing National Champion) and Mike "Gebi" Gebhardt (two-time Olympic medalist) in non-official speed races. Leroy was so impressed that he urged Douglas to get involved in Kite Speed and at least train to see whether he might have what it takes to be a player at a major competition. 

Introducing the Sync Backless Binding

sync_news.jpgThe Sync Backless Binding is an entirely new approach to creating a positive connection between rider and board. The Sync connection is so advanced that it transcends the traditional footstrap category and enters the binding realm. Stopping short of a full binding, the Sync delivers the type of support you’d expect from a binding with the ease of use of a footstrap.

Complete a Survey and Enter to Win a Crossbow IDS!

THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE PARTICIPATED! THIS SURVEY IS NOW OVER. CHECK BACK ON OUR NEWS SECTION FOR THE ANNOUCEMENT OF THE WINNER THIS MONTH!

If you ever wished you could design your own kite, now is your chance! Fill out a survey and influence next season's kites from Cabrinha. A name will be selected at random to receive the newly released Crossbow IDS! For more information, click on the banner below.

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Cabrinha Team Sweeps NelScott Reef

nelscott3.jpgThe Cabrinha team of Jesse Richman, Damien Leroy and Jeff Kafka descended upon the NelScott Reef Rodeo in Lincoln, Oregon, to capture the top three spots over a field of 20 pros.

CNET: Want a VC deal? Go fly a kiteboard

CNET: Want a VC deal? Go fly a kiteboardBill Tai shares the beauty of merging networking with kiting and the growth of his annual Mai Tai Kite Camp in Maui, Hawaii.

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