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Cabrinha 2017 Control System with Fireball
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Cabrinha 2017 Control System with Fireball
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44cm Fixed with Fireball
FireBall only spreader bar
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The New FIREBALL Control System From Cabrinha
The Fireball system works only with the fireball spreader bar which will interface with 99% of the existing harnesses on the market so you can upgrade your bar by only getting the spreader bar and attaching it to your favorite current harness.
Closest to the Core
Fireball?s ball and socket interface is a semicircular fitting that brings the pivot point of the connection extremely close to your body. Fireball?s intelligent low profile design keeps the spreader bar from rotating into your body when the pull of the kite comes from overhead. A traditional spreader bar hook leverages the bar against your body because the pivot point of a hook is positioned further away from your core. The Fireball socket is much closer to your core than a traditional hook, thus keeping the spreader bar from rotating into your body.
Rotational and Non-binding
Fireball is a non binding system which allows free, unrestricted movement no matter where the kite is located in the window. At the core of Fireball?s design is a rotating ball and socket connection, which seamlessly translates your body movements into an immediate kite reaction with a smooth, frictionless motion. A traditional hook and loop can be binding when the kite flies from side to side. It can be made even worse when a security pin is inserted. And the best part is that with the Fireball system you will never be able to foul-hook.
Fireball Connection System
Autolock (TM) Interface
One of the most unique things about Fireball is its intelligent locking gate. Unlike a loop and security pin system, the locking gate is positioned on the spreader bar. This means that it is available anytime you need it. It can be locked and unlocked on the fly. The secure gate design automatically seats itself into position and provides a friction free method to keep Fireball engaged into the socket.
10 Reasons Why Fireball is a Game Changer
BETTER CONTROL & PERFORMANCE
From the moment you connect to Fireball you will immediately feel the difference the ball and socket connection makes. Fireball focuses the pull of the kite directly to your core where it becomes a part of your body, seamlessly translating your body movements into an immediate kite reaction with a smooth, frictionless motion.
Fireballs ball and socket interface is a semi-circular fitting that brings the pivot point of the connection much closer to your body than a traditional hook and loop. The low profile design keeps the spreader bar from rotating into your body when the pull of the kite comes from overhead. This translates to up to 50% less force against your body than a traditional hook and loop system.
AUTO LOCKING SECURITY
One of the most unique things about Fireball is its intelligent locking gate. Unlike a loop/security pin system, AUTOLOCK? is positioned on the spreader bar so that it can be locked and unlocked on the fly. The secure gate design automatically seats itself into position and provides a friction free method to keep Fireball engaged into the socket. This system replaces the need for a security pin that binds, and can be clumsy and awkward to engage and disengage.
strong>NON BINDING FREEDOM A traditional hook and loop can be binding when the kite flies from side to side. It can be made even worse when a security pin is inserted. Fireball is a non-binding system which allows free, unrestricted movement no matter where the kite is located in the window.
INSTANTLY UPGRADES ANY HARNESS
The low profile ball and socket and friction free movement will immediately upgrade any kite and harness by delivering more control, security, and comfort than ever before.
EASY SECURITY ACTIVATION
Fireball uses our 1X security system. To activate 1X you pull the Quick Release. Once activated, the load is immediately transferred directly to the 1X landing line. The kite is instantly depowered and will rest itself on the water or land. If you need to completely disconnect from the kite you can pull the QR2 which is located at the base of the leash.
2.9 SECOND RECONNECTION
To reconnect the system you insert the pin through the tower, pull up the QR, and drop it back over the pin. It literally takes less than 3 seconds to reconnect.
The entire Fireball eco system is fully integrated. The way to ensure the proper function of the connection system is to control every aspect of it. When you connect a traditional loop system to a random spreader bar there is no way of guaranteeing the security will function properly. With Fireball we are able to control the entire security process. There is nothing left to chance.
NEVER FOUL HOOK
With the unique design of the Fireball and its auto locking gate, foul hooking is a thing of the past.
We questioned and debated why we were still using a hook and loop connection system that dates back to the early windsurfing era, when it clearly wasn?t designed for our sport. Kiteboarding has a completely different set of forces and connection requirements than windsurfing. So we set out to build the ultimate connection system from the bottom up. Fireball is the first kiteboarding connection purpose built to take into account the unique movements and forces created by a kite.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Fireball System:
Q - Will a Fireball control system work with a non Cabrinha kite?
A - While Fireball is designed to enhance the performance of any Cabrinha kite that uses a 1X security system, we can not conﬁrm complete compatibility with all non Cabrinha kites. Speciﬁcally in the compatibility and functionality of their security systems. That being said, Fireball was designed for use on a four line depowering kite with a single line ﬂagging system.
Q - Can Fireball be used on my other non-Cabrinha control systems?
A - No. The method of attachment between Fireball and the control bar is speciﬁc to Cabrinha?s 2017 range. For 2015 and 2016 control systems you can purchase a Fireball upgrade kit but will need to completely disassemble the old control system and reassemble it correctly with the spare part Fireball upgrade kit KS7FBUPKT.
Q - Can the Fireball spreader bar be used with Quickloop?
A - The Fireball spreader bar has been speciﬁcally designed to work seamlessly with Fireball. The geometry and ergonomics could cause abnormal point loading when used with a traditional harness loop and therefore not recommended.
Q - Will the Fireball spreader bar work on my existing harness?
A - While we can?t guarantee the spreader bar will ﬁt on any harness ever made, our team has gone to great lengths in designing an attachment system that is compatible with nearly all the major harness brands currently on the market.
Q - Can Fireball be used with my existing spreader bar if I simply turn the hook upside down?
A - No. The Fireball system is designed to be used exclusively with the Fireball spreader bar. The way these two parts work seamlessly together is unlike anything you?ve experienced before in kiting. A control system, designed from the ground up, speciﬁcally for kiting. And not just borrowed from another sport. The freedom, performance, and security are second to none. It?s an experience that can only truly be felt through trying one for yourself.
Q - Is Fireball as easy to reconnect as Quickloop after deployment?
A - Yes. In fact, our testing has shown the Fireball system is actually faster and simpler to reassemble that any other unit we?ve ever encountered (especially when in deep water).
Q - Will using Fireball allow me to ﬁnally ride as good as Keahi?
A - Maybe. What all riders will notice is the immediate freedom and looser feel in the upper body while kiting. The full 360 degree articulation that Fireball provides will allow a more unrestricted movement in surf of any size. This translates into less fatigue while riding so more time can be spent in hollow barrels!
Q - Is Fireball just for riding in surf?
A - Not at all! The Fireball system has been engineered to beneﬁt riders of all ability levels and across virtually all disciplines. The added freedom of movement gives more possibilities while freeriding on a twin tip. Toeside riding never felt so great! And the shorter distance to your core?s center keeps the kite?s pull feeling more direct which is great for boosting your biggest airs yet.
Q - What makes Fireball so special? I already have a working chicken loop.
A - Fireball's ball and socket connection is a friction free connection that was built from the ground up for kiteboarding. The ball creates a rotational axis that does not manipulate the spreader bar the way a hook and chicken loop does.
Q - Is ﬁreball made for pro rider or a beginner?
A - Fireball is universally aimed at every type of rider from a pro to a ﬁrst time beginner. The friction free rotational function of the ball and socket will unlock a pro's dynamic body movement and the unmatched security and handling functions will get a new rider up to speed without discomfort or equipment hassles.
Q - Can Fireball be used for unhooked freestyle riding?
A - While it is possible to unhook with Fireball system, it?s important to note the bypass leash connection point is directly onto the ring of the 1X ﬂagging line. Therefore, the kite would immediate ﬂag out onto that single front line anytime you let go of the bar while unhooked.
Bar and Lines Connected to the Fireball system
The 1X Control System is our lightweight, fixed length control system. The comfortable mid-size grip paired with a clean and functional design, make it an easy choice for riders that take a minimalist approach to the sport. The 1X Control System features our 1X Security System and is available with the Fireball or QuickLoop connection methods and TrimLite Cleat trim adjustment system.
Focuses the pull of the kite directly to your core for ultimate control
Non-binding, non-restrictive for fluid motion
Integrated natural swivel
Interactive non-binding auto locking gate
Ridiculously easy 1X security activation and re-connection
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