At A Glance
Launched in 2014 the Bulldozer is a freestyle/wakestyle cross over board aimed at the rider looking for maximum pop and performance. It has a unique shape to it with a quarto concave mid section on the bottom that moves to a hexa (that’s six) concave shape in the tips. The board ships with both the SEC pads and straps and Dura Pads and straps as well as two different fin sizes, you get quite a package here! For 2015 the insert positions have been moved so the board will now fit just about any binding you can think of. The internal construction has also been strengthened with Kevlar being added to the lay up to increase stiffness and strength.
On the Water
The Bulldozer is a very comfortable board to ride, with a decent amount of rocker and reasonable flex characteristics it soaks up the lumps and bumps. We rode it with both the small and large fins, the larger fins give the board a lot more grip. However, when running the smaller fins you still get a really good edge and connection to the water, helped by the deep channels and concaves in the underside of the board. Pop is fantastic and we found ourselves easily performing the usual repertoire of tricks with no issues. Landings are a real breeze on this board, the underside shape really breaks the surface tension and you don’t get the slap you do with flat boards. Upwind is good, the rails aren’t super sharp but they do help soften landings and make rail, to rail carves smooth. The finish is fantastic and the option to run bindings will please a lot of the more wakestyle riders out there.
A great looking board from CrazyFly with a lot of work going into the shape, this isn’t your run of the mill twin tip, this is something a little bit special… Excellent pop, amazingly smooth landings and a comfortable ride combine to make this a great choice for the competent freerider right through to more advanced freestylers and wake style riders.
This review was in Issue 48 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit CrazyFly
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By Rou ChaterRou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!