2017 Cabrinha Apollo
Introducing the 2017 Cabrinha Apollo - High Performance Freeride
The Apollo bow kite is a giant step in the forward progress of performance and efficiency. It is Cabrinha's most technically refined kite to date, designed to provide you with the most efficient power source of any kite in the Cabrinha range. The Apollo allows you to fly a smaller kite in the same wind conditions you would normally fly a traditional kite. It isn?t just about the amount of power. It?s about how the Apollo delivers it and how effortlessly that power is managed.
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Rider Profile: For any type of riding where forward speed and acceleration must be matched by the speed of the kite with effortless management. Excellent for foil boarding or speed kiting.
Design Profile: 5 Strut, Bow kite design, Pro Span technology, High aspect ration, 3 bridle setting options
The Apollo is a performance freeride kite designed to pull every bit of power out of the atmosphere and deliver it right into your hands. It is purpose built for kiteboarding, meaning that it has been designed from the ground up specifically for the sport of kiteboarding. The inflated skeletal frame of the kite sets it apart from a ram air kite in many ways. The skeletal frame provides the structure that keeps the kite design true to its intended shape while in-flight. In shifty winds, the inflated struts drive the kite through turbulence with a minimal amount of deformation. The inflated leading edge structure of the kite introduces the laminar flow of air across the kite?s Pure Profile panels, making it very stable even at low speeds. These inflation properties make the Apollo unbeatable as a light wind performance kite and incredibly accurate as a high wind kite. It also goes without mention that an inflatable kite is much more reliable to relaunch, thereby making the Apollo much safer and much more fun to ride than a ram air kite.
Features & Benefits:
- Exponential power delivery
- Fast flying performance
- Excellent hangtime
- Optimize efficiency
- High aspect ratio for optimum upwind performance
- Huge wind range
- Excellent lift to aid in tacking and jibing maneuvers
- Inflatable structure
The 2017 Cabrinha Apollo is a high aspect ratio kite that goes upwind like a champ. Once apparent wind is built up, the kite is like a rocket, it was far more stable than I expected for being a high aspect ratio kite. The 12m was a little slower turning than the Velocity but made up for it in lift. TRACE and Woo fans, this is the kite that will break your records... - Shop Test Rider 1
After testing 2 of the 3 settings on the kite, the A setting made for quicker/easier relaunch while the B setting was quicker turning and more responsive. Kite flies very close to the windows edge. If you are looking for the capabilities of a foil kite, but want to stick with an inflatable, this is a great choice...Shop Test Rider 2
Improves the relationship between the actual canopy area and the lifting canopy area. With Pro Span, a majority of the kite?s surface area is working for you in a lifting capacity which also improves speed and upwind performance. The key element is not the flat canopy area and aspect ratio of the design, but the in-flight projected area and projected aspect ratio. Once it takes shape in-flight the power comes from the efficiency, and the efficiency comes from decreasing the induced drag of the overall wing by having more lifting area focused in the ?projected? power producing section of the wing. The defining feature of the Apollo is its ultra high aspect design which translates into a higher projected span.
Pure Profile Panels
The layout starts in segmented sections in the design software, but, in-flight its natural shape is a smooth arc. In order to make the transition between segmented and curved, we doubled the aerodynamic control by cutting each canopy panel in half at the center section, providing the ultimate curvature control which is where 90% of the performance comes from. When a kite is clean and smooth it will be faster through the sky giving you a broader range of performance.
Wing Tip Setting Options
We offer multiple tuning options this season which completely change the way a kite flies. These options allow you to customize the feedback and bar pressure, adjust where the kite sits in the window, and balance the power/ de-power range of the kite.
Cabrinha highly recommends testing the different settings for yourself to find out what feels the best to you.
A = The lightest bar pressure and lightest steering initiation.
B = Much more feedback, more bar pressure, shortened depower, and more steering impulse to know where the kite is.
Rider Profile: The Double Agent is for the rider who wants a performance hydrofoil board which can convert into a surf skate style directional board.
The Double Agent is a performance hydrofoil board with the ability to convert into a fun surf skate directional by simply taking off the foil shaft and wings and attaching the included surf fins. When configured with our foil system it will have you flying in well under 10 knots. When configured with the four surf fins it doubles as a fun bump and jump style directional board.
Size: 145cm / 155cm
- Fun multi use board: foil / surf skate / wake surf
- Easy to use and progress
- More responsive
- Works well in a wide range of conditions
- Compatible with our modular foil system
- Board sold with 3x ultra light footstraps, 3x 75mm GFN fins & mounting hardware
Double Agent Foil Deck/Surf Skate Includes:
- Double Agent Foil Deck/Surf Skate Board
- 3 X 75mm GFN fins
- 3 x Ultralight Footstraps
- Hardware for footstraps & fins
Double Agent Foil Only Includes:
- Double Agent Foil Mast with front and rear wings
- Foil carry bag
- Titanium bolts and hex key
Double Agent Foil Deck/Surf Skate and Foil Kit Complete
- All items from Double Agent Foil Deck/Surf Skate and Double Agent Foil