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Old 09-08-2015, 01:21 PM
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Default 2016 PGA Product Presentation III - Kiteboards

Let's head back to the Bahamas for a look at the fine kiteboards Cabrinha Kiteboarding has brought out for 2016.






The greeting area in the colonial style reception building all decked out in water gear.



Fun poolside at the Grand Lucayan Resort
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The main tower at the Lucayan Grand and one of the many pools at the resort.



The gear evaluation area on the massive beach bordering the resort.



I have included views of other aspects of time in the Bahamas outside of the meeting including some choice drone images shot by Damo LeRoy on the way back to Florida.



Fide set this great shot up, I grabbed a photo of my own on the fly.



Some of the boards for 2016 rolled out in the Bahamas



Wake surfing and sharing a high five.



Pete, Simon and Kent hang out



Camila showing off boards, bags at the meeting.



An excellent drone shot by Damo LeRoy over the event area of the Grand Lucayan Resort.



So, let's start talking about some prime riding ware for 2016, starting with the Cabrinha twin tips.



They are bringing a diverse range of nine boards to market this year with something for just about everyone.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVREh-KwEuA



All sorts of ways to make it to the Bahamas, planes, boats, swimming ...


*** Cabrinha has this great interactive board selection aid comparing riding qualities on their website at:
http://www.cabrinhakites.com/kiteboard/overview.html




Let's take a look at board shape vs. handling characteristics.



Free diving the Theo's Wreck in 110 ft., in astounding visibility.







Custom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEKvi3swgmQ
CBL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjvNDRRgA_0
Stylus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqkWkr5BkeI
Tronic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmXptz5XOsI
Ace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6KQXkPIIS4
Atom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osseRg-2Fmw


Looking down across the grounds and Straits of Florida from the Grand Lucayan tower.



A panoramic image of the fire, forgive the wide-angle distortion. The boards and people on the left really aren't that wide!


Here is a newly released video about the exciting Cabrinha hydrofoil, the Double Agent:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zasjm1i72KE

There is a complete write up on this great new board at:
http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=12350




Taking a look at the Xcaliber for 2016, the free style competition board.



Sticking with tradition born in the Bimini's years back, we're treated to a John Canoe parade through the party.



Ripping it up with the CBL off Maui



The future is now as these talented groms charge on to the kiting scene from free riding to competition.



The woman do some SUP yoga in this amazing setting making it look easy.



Popping air on a Custom, looking mighty fine.



Kent rolls into character and throws down some moves with help from an effervescent island gal.



Several of us went free diving with sharks off Port Lucaya with Grand Bahama Scuba. They run a nice operation and our may dive boat of choice when visiting Freeport. Insanely good visibility, wrecks, walls, sharks, there is a lot to see off of here.



Tinkerbell pops a nice one on the signature lady's board from Cabrinha, the XO.



Todd, Mosquito, Simon and Cedric



Standup gear from JP-Australia and Imagination Surf formed an important part of the meeting.



Charging out on the Spectrum.



Bret and Aleks sport a bottle of Chef Distilled rum from Key West



Cabrinha is bringing three kiteboarding surfboards to market this year.


Here are some nice video overviews of the surfboards for this year.





Phenom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjAWobJQniQ
Proto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57agOoabsME
Secret Weapon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieNhV3FzKM



Pete Cabrinha, Dave Kalama and James McGrath get in some outstanding wake surfing behind the Sleepwalker.



I was finally able to free dive in a blue hole near Freeport which I had heard about many years ago. Shown here just entering into the cave.



Filling in Bahamian media on the event.



Wave riding with the Phenom.



Following the John Canoe players out to the beach.



Popping off a lip on a Proto



A stellar drone shot by Damo LeRoy of the top of the lighthouse on Grand Issacs Cay on Northwest Providence Channel. Kent has made a tradition of stopping by the marvelous spot in the out islands for diving, fishing and exploring.



Dropping in on the Secret Weapon



You can get into all sorts of things at these dealer meetings, this time free diving with sharks. Some of the guys attending the meeting and myself headed out with Grand Bahama Scuba for some breath hold communing with reef sharks at Pygmy Ledges and Shark Junction right off Port Lucaya.



Camila takes her job seriously in organizing the PGA dealer meeting including repositioning James.



Damo shot this excellent drone image of Sleepwalker riding at anchor as the incredible Northwest Providence Channel runs off seemingly to infinity.




So, another great dealer meeting comes to an end.


That is a look at Cabrinha kiteboards for 2016 and the Bahamas. Be sure to check them both out for some great times on and about the water!

2016 PGA Bahamian Product Presentation I - Great Water Gear, Rum & Bush Crack
http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=12348

2016 PGA Product Presentation II - Double Agent Hydrofoil!
http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=12350

2016 PGA Product Presentation III - Kiteboards
http://fksa.org/showthread.php?p=51763#post51763


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