Author Topic: Cabrinha Crosswing v2  (Read 4539 times)

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Re: Cabrinha Crosswing v2
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2020, 10:23:26 AM »
I now have the 5m Cabrinha Crosswing X2 (and just sold my Slingwing v2 5.4m, which I loved). I will also get a 4m and 6m when available shortly. This wing is powerful and flies fast. Really easy to pump wing to get up on foil. The canopy is very rigid and doesn't luff/flap at all. I like the handles a lot (after the slipperyness washes out after 1-2 sessions). Wing handles and drifts well. Floats well during transitions. I am pleased with this wing. In overpowered conditions, and if one let's the front handle out inadvertently, there can be a tendency for the wing to backwind a bit and stall. Perhaps this is exacerbated by the flat canopy. I have figured out how to manage this after the first couple sessions. The double inflation points are slick. Deflates fast, too. A bit of a challenge to learn how to fold with the minibooms.... but it can be done. I loved the bag that came with Slingwing v2, not so much for the Cabrinha messenger bag duffel style. I really like having a backpack with two straps.
6'6" CRUZ 'CIM' Wing Foil SUP (130L)
9'6" CRUZ Surf foil SUP (152L)
Cabrinha Crosswing X2 4m, 5m, 6m
Axis 1020; Axis 1150, standard fuse, 500 stab
65cm (and 90 cm) Project Cedrus carbon mast
Chinook Thrust 92 Paddle -- fixed 78" length
Me: 190 lbs, 64 yo Half Moon Bay, CA

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Re: Cabrinha Crosswing v2
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2020, 05:58:06 PM »
I demoed a 6 metre Cabrinha today -- it was powerful and controllable until I got hit with a slightly bigger than normal gust.  At this point it got very unruly and backwinded in a disconcerting manner (winds were 3 to 10 or 11 m.p.h. with an odd gust of maybe 14 m.p.h. -- no whitecaps).  Personally I feel the front handle needs to be extended forward by five or six inches to get better leverage over the wing in gusts.  Both the Wasp and Echo (in my opinion) are more controllable wings even though the Wasp will flutter like  crazy in big gusts.  I'd like to demo an Armstrong wing to see how it compares to the others.

The Cabrinha wing does not pack down in the same way my Wasp (X2) and Echo does -- the wing's bag is large and even then it is hard to pack the wing up so that it fits.

I did like the handles and it is easy to pump the board up onto the foil in really light wind.  There's a lot to like but the backwinding has given me pause and I'm glad I got to demo this wing before purchasing.

Now I understand why some are switching out wings like most of us switch out underwear.    :(

« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 06:03:30 PM by deja vu »

 


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