CrazyFly has been producing high-quality kites and boards in their own factory located in Europe since 1999. With their 2017 range looking as sharp as ever, and the kites looking as bright as ever, their small but mighty range offers something for everyone! Let’s take a look at the 2017 range!

Kites

Sculp

The 2017 CrazyFly Sculp is a versatile all-around performer, suitable for a wide range of riders and styles. It delivers consistency in all riding disciplines and offers incredible wind range and ease of use. Shape wise, the Sculp now has a higher aspect ratio, which makes the kite slimmer and much faster. This also results in a more Delta shape which offers smooth, stable, and predictable flight with progressive power delivery. The new Double Ripstop is lighter, has the same tearing strength in all directions, and allows 30% less air through itself. This means that the same surface area of the new Double Ripstop catches a lot more air, which results in more power and much longer hangtime. On the wingtips of the canopy, we introduced a brand new United Dacron Panel technology. This revolutionary feature increases the kite’s rigidity and reactivity allowing for better flight experience. The connection of the canopy to the inflated base of the kite is more precise and stronger than ever. We moved the strut connection points on the leading edge much closer to the canopy. This is tedious work, but the canopy now precisely follows the profile of the strut and ensures much more efficient airflow. The Sculp received a brand new Linked Bridle, which does not have pulleys nor sliders and consists of only interconnected bridle lines.
Overall, by completely reworking the construction of the 2017 Sculp, the kite is much more rigid and more durable than ever before.

Freeride/Freestyle

Sizes: 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m / 12m / 13m / 14m

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Tango

The 2017 Tango is a high performance freeride and wave kite for advanced to expert riders. The Tango is a modern open C-shape kite with lots of pull, power and pop. The new Tango loves boosting and floaty jumps with amazing hang time. It turns quickly with predictable power and moves exactly where the rider wants it to go. Powered kite loops come with ease, plus the Tango provides amazing upwind abilities.

Performance Freeride/ Wave

Sizes: 7m / 9m / 10.5m / 12m / 14m

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Cruze

The 2017 Cruze is a dedicated lightwind kite in our range coming only in 15, 17 and 19m sizes. With a Flat-Delta shape, deep profile, and high aspect ratio, the Cruze generates a lot of power even in marginal wind conditions. Despite its larger size, the Cruze maintains the agility of a smaller kite thanks to its shape. The squared wingtips ensure stability as well as quick and precise turning for a kite of this size. To maximize performance in the lightest sea breezes, we stripped down weight wherever possible without sacrificing the rigidity of the kite. Simple bridle and rock solid construction result in a very user friendly light bar feel. With the brand new construction and exploiting different ways of printing, we managed to save 10% of weight again. For example, on the Cruze, the big CF logo is not printed to save weight. Instead it is made with different color Double Ripstop which added zero weight to the kite. The light weight and rigid construction of the kite also make water relaunch incredibly easy, even in light wind conditions. Regardless of its light wind nature, the Cruze works great for heavier riders looking for a powerful freeride kite and boosting sessions.

Lightwind

Sizes: 15m / 17m / 19m

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Control Systems

Sick Bar

The 2017 CrazyFly Sick Bar is a state of the art control system blending together safety, comfort, durability and simplicity. With safety being the top priority, the Sick bar has a single front line flag out. It ensures 100% collapse of the kite in all situations when the safety is triggered.  Re-loading the Sick Click system is fast and easy, even in difficult conditions. Sick bar exclusive, it features a premium leather grip for unmatched comfort and long lasting durability. Making things simple and clean, we covered the safety line and the center line in a PU tube. The PU tube prevents all wear and tear of the central line and allows for smooth sheeting and handling of the kite. The depower trim cleat is strategically placed above the bar, where it is easy to reach for making adjustments on the go.The Sick Bar is the first and only bar made 100% in Europe in the CrazyFly factory and made only from European materials and components.

Sizes: 40cm / 45cm / 50cm / 55cm

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Sat 14th Jan, 2017 @ 9:00 am

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By Georgina Monti
Georgina Monti is an enthusiastic kitesurfer from England, who spends most of her time escaping to the Caribbean for the perfect wind and waves.

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