Oliver Lubbert, Denmark – is a great character within the Kitesurfing scene, young and passionate, focused on giving a valued performance linked to his sponsors – a great way to pay back. Today I will not present Oliver in detail that I’ll do when he is out with his next song – Oliver is a liked pro Kitesurfer but he is also a great sing and song writer.
This blog is more about equipment – I know it’s not all about the equipment – but if you’re competing like Oliver is every inch in performance counts! Which is why I will focus on Cabrinha today – yes a lot of other super nice equipment is available. But since Pete Cabrinha is my number one hero – back from my days in windsurfing – you properly guessed why I’m eager to talk about the board that ‘he’ (his brand) supplied Oliver.
Oliver is surfing on the Cabrinha Xcaliber – here are some facts about this board:
The Ace is our most versatile board to date with its avantgarde design aimed at high level, freestyle performance. Its fast rocker provides razor sharp responsiveness and stability for landings.
A quad concave to quad V bottom shape, and an advanced, light weight freestyle composition make the Ace the pinnacle freeride/freestyle performance board. It has a low spin weight, great edge hold, amazing pop, and makes smooth landings ultra predictable. The Ace is the perfect go to board for high performance, all-around freestyle riding.
Some tech detail: (from carbinekites.com)
- Volcanic Basalt fiber construction for a tough, light-weight and responsive feel
- Flex patterns tuned for a smooth ride
- Dynamic pop
- Early planing lift
- Reliable edge hold
- Maximum upwind drive
- Low spin weight
- Smooth predictable landings
- Includes 50mm fins, handle & mounting hardware
This is Oliver’s board of choice now tell me about your favorite board and brand?