CrazyFly Addict 139 x 42cm 2016 Kitesurfing Review

CrazyFly Addict 139 x 42cm 2016

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At A Glance

CrazyFly have been producing boards for a long time now, and their latest offerings are at the pinnacle of design and performance. The Addict is new for 2016, replacing both the Nuke and Pro Tour within the range. The Addict has been designed as an all-out wakestyle, freestyle board.

It is a high-performance offering designed for those who are looking to be at the top of their game. The board can be ridden with bindings, but also comes equipped with the well-engineered ‘Hexa’ pad and strap set. 3cm fins come as standard, but the board is equally at home ridden finless, due to the super grippy right-angled channels on the tips.

CrazyFly boards have always been beautifully built and the team, based in Europe, have outdone themselves with the Addict. Not only does it have layers of carbon, fibreglass and wood, to top it all off there is a layer of bulletproof Kevlar! It looks and also feel incredibly solid, but amazingly is also reasonably light.

We were caught out by just how high the board throws you!

On The Water

There are no two ways about it; this board is a true, all-out wakestyle board. You need some solid power for it to get going and then it just seems to get better and better the more powered you become.

Riding upwind is of course not as easy as a more freeride orientated board, but when powered up you can still achieve good angles.

The 3cm fins, that come equipped as standard on the Addict, offer more than enough grip with the aggressive channelling on the tips. Loading up for unhooked tricks there is plenty of bite and releasing simply rockets you into the air. In fact, we were caught out on some occasions by just how high the board throws you. Landings are incredibly easy and with the board absorbing the initial impact it is surprisingly gentle on the knees.

Despite its size and beefy construction, it is incredibly nimble to throw around in the air, something that most wakestyle boards fail to achieve.

Overall

The Addict is a fantastic board and can be used for both kitesurfing and wakeboarding. The exquisite construction is entirely matched by its superb performance. Not a board for light wind, but in powered conditions you will be able to throw your tricks with insane amplitude.

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This review was in Issue 53 of IKSURFMAG.

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