CrazyFly Hyper 9m 2019 Kitesurfing Review

CrazyFly Hyper 9m 2019

Reviews / Kites

CrazyFly 41,064

At A Glance

An entirely new kite for 2019 from CrazyFly, the Hyper sits in their range as a high performing freeride and big air specialist. This seems to be a new big trend within kitesurfing, and it is great to see brands moving with the wants and needs of the riders.

The Hyper is a 5-strut kite, with a high aspect ratio delta bow design. In simple terms, it is designed to be efficient both into the wind and up into the sky whilst maintaining usability. There is a small bridle that stays cleanly out of the way with no chance of any unwanted wraps around the struts or such like.

We are becoming familiar with the high standards of construction, and CrazyFly have gone one better again with the Hyper. Utilising the latest developments in their European factory, the Hyper features firstly a Dacron frame which ensures the rigidity of the kite through those loops and boosts without compromising on weight. Next up, the canopy is made with CrazyFly’s exclusive Triplex Ripstop. This 3 yarn fabric is not only incredibly strong, it has been triple coated to protect the fabric from the abrasive elements it may be exposed to through kitesurfing. And finally the key bumper areas have been reinforced with the plush Arptex material for incredible abrasion resistance.

The Hyper also houses the more standard features such as high volume inflate/deflate valve, 1-pump system, multiple back line tuning options, and a practical bag to transport the kite in.

Sizes: 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,17m

The Bar

The Sick Bar is CrazyFly’s bar choice for use with all their kites and is a stylish and simple affair which works fantastically. There is an uncannily soft leather grip which coats the Monocoque full carbon bar. Integrated floaty bar ends keep everything simple and clean, with elastics ready to secure your lines once they’ve been wound up at the end of a session.
There is a great simple cleat system in use for the depower, with handy Velcro to keep everything tidy should you be fully depowered. The centre line itself is coated in long-lasting and durable PU. This provides a very smooth movement through the bar, the insert of which is made with hardwearing stainless steel.
The release is an industry standard push-away, and is definitely one of the easiest we’ve had in terms of reassembly; something very important when wanting to get back into action quickly. A moulded donkey stick means it will always be in the correct place, and the safety leash can be connected to either ‘release’ or ‘suicide’ both in a clean and simple way.
The bar has been entirely manufactured in Europe, and the push-away quick release conforms to the French safety norm AFNOR NF S52-503, so you know it has been tested to the highest standards.

“The Hyper lives for big speeds into big sends”

In The Air

As a high aspect ratio kite, you could be forgiven for thinking the Hyper may be somewhat unstable. It is not however anything of the sort. The kite has a very solid feel in the sky from the moment of launch, a responsive yet light feel through the bar reassures you as to the kites’ position, and there is good feedback through the harness as to the power on offer.

The Hyper flies forward within the window at all points; the initial dive bringing the kite remarkably far round to create an epic upwind angle. Pushing through your board here allows this angle to increase to an impressive point whilst maintaining a lightning quick speed across the water.

There is an incredibly smooth power feel through the bar, with constant but light feedback at all times. As the wind increases there is a noticeable increase in the pull through the bar, but in no way is this uncomfortable or heavy. Once the wind picks up even more, the cleat depower system is smooth and provides a big range for the kite.

The Hyper lives for big speeds into big sends, and it was here we had the most amount of fun in a range of different conditions. Astronomical lift thanks to the high aspect design, you stay hanging around for quite some time before slowly drifting back down to earth. Even in the lighter winds you can attain impressive height and airtime thanks to the speed of the wing. Throw a loop into the mix and you will be experiencing some of your highest ever jumps. The Hyper doesn’t produce quite the same aggressive loop as some kites on offer, but it will take you high and produce enough heart pounding adrenaline to keep going back for more and more. On this note, we were impressed how even in the lighter winds the kite caught us every time and not once did we feel unsafe looping; a great choice to learn and progress with.

Of course you can’t push yourself and your kiting without the inevitable crash, and the Hyper drifted round with ease to wait for some input through the bar or leader line. In very light winds it can sometimes be preferable to reverse launch using the 2 back lines, which the Hyper does very well.

Though not a freestyle kite, the Hyper did prove to be good fun for a little bit of unhooking to mix up your session. The bar is easy to change onto a ‘suicide’ setting for this, and we enjoyed the constant and stable pull throughout the moves.

For

The Hyper is an incredibly fast kite, with a huge jump, controllable loop and fantastic build.

Against

We were incredibly impressed with the Hyper and are hard pushed to find anything we didn’t like!

Overall

Not often does a new kite impress this much, the Hyper can surely be referred to as a classic when it comes to fast speeds and big airs. Built to last and packed full of the latest in kite design technology, the Hyper is a solid choice for riders looking to get those top Woo scores and work on your big loops in big winds.

Videos

This review was in Issue 72 of IKSURFMAG.

For more information visit CrazyFly

Related

Brand

By CrazyFly

Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor 137 x 41 cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor 137 x 41 cm 2019
CrazyFly Raptor

Though the Raptor is an old favourite in the CrazyFly line up, for 2019 it has had its biggest revamp yet. At its core, the Raptor is an all round freeride board with freestyle aspirations. It is suited to tho...

Twin Tips
2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Bulldozer 140 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Bulldozer 140 x 42cm 2018
CrazyFly Bulldozer

A mainstay of CrazyFlys impressive line up, the Bulldozer comes into 2018 with a complete redesign and the result is better than ever. Designed as a high performing freestyle and wakestyle kiteboard, the Bulld...

Twin Tips
2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Chill and Up Foil 130 x 46cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Chill and Up Foil 130 x 46cm 2018
CrazyFly Chill and Up Foil

With the recent news that kiteboarding has made the 2024 Olympics in Paris, I’m pretty sure we are likely to see a massive uptake in kite foiling, at both ends of the scale, entry and racing. There have been...

Hydrofoil Boards
2018
By Robin and Sukie
www.514elemental.com
With years of kite sport experience combined, you can be sure you’ll be receiving the highest quality of knowledge on the best equipment the industry has to offer.

Tried this? What did you think?

×

Subscribe it's Free!

Win a Compact Series Surfboard from ODO Kiteboarding this issue in our FREE subscriber prize draw.

By subscribing you will not only be first to read the mag but automatically entered into the prize draw every issue!

Draw closes on Sun 10th Feb, 2019
First name is required.

By subscribing you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy

Subscribe Another
Compact Series Surfboard from ODO Kiteboarding

Issue 71 Fri 7th Dec, 2018

A 2019 Mercury 6/4 Freezip and Vex Harness from Prolimit

Gary

Issue 70 Mon 8th Oct, 2018

CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon Board

Martin

Issue 69 Tue 7th Aug, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera

John

Issue 68 Tue 12th Jun, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera

Simon

Issue 67 Wed 11th Apr, 2018

Mystic Majestic X Harness

Andrew

Issue 66 Fri 9th Feb, 2018

6m Flysurfer Stoke

Ross

Issue 65 Tue 12th Dec, 2017

7m Cabrinha Drifter + Fireball Bar Set Up

Chris

Issue 64 Wed 18th Oct, 2017

Board You Desire From Shinn

Dave

Issue 63 Tue 8th Aug, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Adam

Issue 62 Sat 10th Jun, 2017

CrazyFly 2017 Sculp 9m and Sick Bar

Dale

Issue 61 Mon 10th Apr, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Sam

Issue 60 Sun 5th Feb, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Steven

Issue 59 Mon 5th Dec, 2016

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Edward

Issue 58 Thu 13th Oct, 2016

Fireball Set Up with an Apollo Kite from Cabrinha

Paul

Issue 57 Tue 11th Oct, 2016

Blade Trigger 10m Kite

Andrew

Issue 56 Sun 12th Jun, 2016

Board and Boot Set Up from Liquid Force

Peter

Issue 55 Sat 9th Apr, 2016

Nobile NHP Split Kiteboard

Andrew

Issue 54 Sat 6th Feb, 2016

Wetsuit and Harness from Manera

Gary

Issue 53 Tue 10th Feb, 2015

Ride Engine Harness!

Grahame

Issue 52 Wed 7th Oct, 2015

Prize Pack from TSHOTSH

Guy, Vince

Issue 51 Thu 13th Aug, 2015

Wainman Hawaii ManiaC Kite

Rich

Issue 50 Thu 4th Jun, 2015

Liquid Force Legacy Board

Daniel

Issue 49 Fri 10th Apr, 2015

Slingshot Vision Board

Michael

Issue 48 Fri 30th Jan, 2015

Blade Mist Kite and Bar

Gary

Issue 47 Mon 8th Dec, 2014

2015 Core GTS3 8m Kite and Bar

Wayne

Issue 46 Wed 8th Oct, 2014

Ozone Reo Wave Kite

Daan

Issue 45 Mon 4th Aug, 2014

Brunotti Board and a Pair of Sunglasses

Sean

Issue 44 Mon 9th Jun, 2014

Dakine Harness and Travel Bag

Matthew

Issue 43 Wed 2nd Apr, 2014

Manera EXO Harness and Goodies!

Ruben

Issue 42 Thu 30th Jan, 2014

North Gonzales Kite Board!

Johnny

Issue 41 Mon 2nd Dec, 2013

Best Spark Plug Kite Board

Christophe

Issue 40 Wed 9th Oct, 2013

Kiteloose Fatty Surfboard

Ben

Issue 39 Fri 2nd Aug, 2013

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition

Dave

Issue 38 Sun 2nd Jun, 2013

CrazyFly Sculp 9m Kite and Sick Bar System

Clara

Issue 37 Mon 1st Apr, 2013

Kitesurf Holiday Experience with Kirsty Jones

Vix

Issue 36 Sat 2nd Feb, 2013

2013 F-One Bandit 6 9m Kite

Paul

Issue 35 Mon 3rd Dec, 2012

Soul Drysuit by Ocean Rodeo

Ian

Issue 34 Mon 1st Oct, 2012

2013 Mystic Wetsuit and Harness

Mike

Issue 33 Sun 5th Aug, 2012

Wainman Joke Kitesurfing Board

David

  1. The Promotion is organised by IKSURFMAG and the participating brand stated on the subscribe page. You are providing your information to IKSURFMAG, not the participating brand. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of facilitating the Promotion and notifying you when new issues of our totally free magazine are released. We will never sell or supply your details to any 3rd parties.
  2. You can opt out of any future emails by clicking the unsubscribe link within the footer of the email at any time.
  3. The winner will be notified by email shortly after the closing date shown. Previous winners will not be eligible to win again until at least three new Promotions have run.
  4. Winners must reply to our email within two weeks or a new winner will be drawn. Please check all spam folders to avoid loosing out.
  5. Participants only need to enter once in order to be eligible for all future prize draws.
×

Share - CrazyFly Hyper 9m 2019

×