2012 Cabrinha Drifter
The Drifter's minimal 3 strut design both hides and illuminates its brilliance. The three well placed struts keep the profile of the kite intact through constant angle of attack changes while reducing the weight. This light weight but durable kite is dedicated to surf, yet it shines as a freestyle kite for wakeskating, skimboarding or flat water freestyle. While surfing hooked or unhooked the Drifter makes the most of its excellent slack line drift ability. Slack line drift is the kite's ability to stay aloft even when the lines are temporarily slackened by depowering. But the Drifter's main beauty lies in its simplicity. Cabrinha pushed the complicated technology into the background so that all you have to think about is how you're going to tear apart the next wave.
Switchblade vs. Drifter? TJ blogs about the differences.
He also reviews the Drifter after a recent trip to the coast.
The color shown is indicative of the patterns on the kite only. Call us if you have a specific color request.