The ever-popular wave kite from Cabrinha, the Drifter, went under the knife for 2018 and shows a fresh new design. What was once a dedicated waveriding tool now shows capabilities in other areas, including foilboarding, freeriding, and even a little freestyle, without sacrificing any of it's dominance in the waves. A newly redesigned bridle and canopy shape allows the rider to choose between a core surfing mode and a high performance freestyle/freeride mode with more low-end power and jumping capability. For 2018, the Drifter features Cabrinha's Pure Profile Panels which smooth out the arc shape in the kite, providing a more efficient and smooth flight for the canopy.
The entire lineup of 2018 Cabrinha kites has been updated with High Tenacity Dacron, a canopy material specifically designed with inflated kite structures in mind. Slight modifications of each canopy design have been made to accommodate this new high-performance material, selected for many reasons. It has a tendency to return to it's original shape much faster than other dacron, making for a much "snappier" feel when turning the kite. Additionally, it shows much greater resistance to wear over time.