December 2015

CrazyFly Addict 2016

Addict is a completely new board in our range, replacing the Pro Tour and the Nuke. The Addict is a freestyle wakestyle crossover board for advanced to expert riders.

It is designed and constructed to push the limits. Brand new Right Angle Channels on the tips and Edge Control Track provide plenty of grip. Riding the Addict without fins makes it ideal for hitting kickers and sliders while kiting, or at cable parks. The board is equipped with brand new 3.0 cm Razor fins for the ultimate grip if required.

Construction is rock solid and can take plenty of abuse. The X carbon, Kevlar, and optimized flex provide explosive pop while the larger rocker makes landings incredibly smooth. Brand new Light Up sidewalls are stronger and lighter than ever with an attractive color changing look.

The Addict has a flat deck and works best with wake bindings. It is also compatible with brand new Hexa Bindings.

The Addict is an absolute top class freestyle wakestyle crossover and simply an amazing board to ride.

CrazyFly Bulldozer 2016

The 2016 Bulldozer is a freestyle/wakestyle crossover board for intermediate to expert riders. On the bottom, the Bulldozer has a Quattro concave in the middle section of the board. The Quattro concave shape provides superior edging, comfort, and softest landings. Towards the tips, the Quattro concave changes into Hexa concave for more stiffness and ultra load ‘n’ pop.

This board is shaped and constructed to be pushed hard, and it delivers amazing power on the water. We have reinforced the Bulldozer’s construction with Uni-directional Kevlar throughout the whole length of the board. The Kevlar is a high strength and low weight composite and is used in military and space industries. This year, we added a Spread Tow Carbon reinforcement in the center of the board which can be seen through the transparent finish. Aside from the Kevlar and Carbon, the Bulldozer also makes use of Multiaxial Fiber Glass. This construction provides a breathtaking amount of pop without making the board too stiff. Brand new Light Up sidewalls are stronger and lighter than ever with an attractive color changing look.

The Bulldozer is compatible and works great with both Hexa Bindings and wake bindings. The board is equipped with brand new 3.0 cm Razor fins for the ultimate grip if required.

CrazyFly Raptor 2016

After 10 years of success and year by year refinements, on its 10th anniversary the Raptor received a complete makeover.

While the Raptor remains a freeride freestyle high performance board for intermediate to advanced rider level, it will bring never before experienced ride feelings. Thanks to a brand new Multi Channel bottom shape and V tips, the Raptor has the perfect balance between speed and grip. The new Step Cap deck technology allows for thinner rails for ultimate edging and amazing upwind.

Brand new construction layup combines multi axial fiberglass and brand new X carbon. This construction is a little bit softer than the previous Raptor boards, making it more comfortable. The X carbon provides for plenty of pop to pull off tricks. Brand new Light Up sidewalls are stronger and lighter than ever with an attractive color changing look.

The Raptor works best with brand new Hexa Bindings for unmatched comfort and board feel. New insert position makes the Raptor compatible with wake bindings.

CrazyFly Raptor LTD 2016

The CrazyFly Raptor Limited is a high performance freeride freestyle board for intermediate to expert riders.

This board does not need much introduction. Raptor Limited is one of the best boards we have ever made.

Extremely light full carbon masterpiece with Gullwing Double Concave Channels. Buttery soft in chop, yet dynamic for high end freeride and freestyle. The full carbon construction provides loads of pop while the shape gives the board that smooth feel we all enjoy.

The Raptor Limited works best with brand new Hexa Bindings for unmatched comfort and board feel. New insert position makes the Raptor Limited compatible with wake bindings.

CrazyFly Cruze 2016

The 2016 Cruze is a dedicated lightwind kite in our range coming only in 15, 17 and 19m sizes. With 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.

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.

The Cruze delivers consistent power with ultimate upwind capabilities for the best light wind experience.

CrazyFly Tango 2016

The CrazyFly Tango was completely re-worked for 2016. With a brand new shape, the Tango moved towards high performance freeride, and wave. The Tango is a very unique kite with a revolutionary feature invented by CrazyFly: the Nifty Bridle System. This feature allows the rider to easily switch between two riding modes: performance freeride or wave. Changes are easily and quickly made directly on the bridle and influence the flight characteristics of the kite.

In the air, Tango feels different on each setting. On the wave setup, the kite has very smooth turning and flight characteristics, and won’t backstall when you ride the wave out in front. It is very easy to control with soft power turns and feels very light in the air, flying with you down the waves to be there with power when you’re ready. This allows the rider to mostly feel the surf, as the Tango is very gentle on the wave set up.

On the performance freeride setting the Tango turns on and becomes very dynamic. 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 on this setting.

More experienced riders will benefit the most from the Nifty Bridle System, but the Tango can be comfortably used by almost any rider. With a four-line set up and very easy relaunch, this kite is a diverse power-house while being very user friendly.

The construction of the 2016 Tango has been completely changed. The canopy is now made from Double Ripstop for improved rigidity and long lasting durability. The transitions between heavy duty Dacron base and the canopy are in round shapes, rather than sharp angles and straight lines, to spread tension more evenly. Everything is topped with custom, bright, neon colors exclusively developed and made for CrazyFly.

CrazyFly Sculp 2016

The twenty sixteen 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.

With a re-designed shape the Sculp delivers more hangtime and power, while sticking to its core values. The Flat-Delta shapes makes it incredibly smooth, stable and predictable in the air, with progressive power delivery. Precise turning and easy control make it an extremely user friendly kite to fly.

Push it harder and the Sculp will deliver. Clear-cut kiteloops and floaty boosts make it ideal for riders progressing into freestyle. Riders learning new tricks will also appreciate Sculp’s easy relaunch.

The Sculp works best with CrazyFly Sick bar. The first and only bar on the market made 100% in Europe in the CrazyFly factory.

The construction of the twenty sixteen Sculp has been completely changed. The canopy is now made from Double Ripstop for improved rigidity and long lasting durability. The transitions between heavy duty Dacron base and the canopy are in round shapes, rather than sharp angles and straight lines, to spread tension more evenly. Weight has been reduced by 10% even though the kite is stronger. Everything is topped with custom, bright, neon colors exclusively developed and made for CrazyFly.

The 2016 Sculp – One world, one kite.

Slingshot Compstick 2016 Bar

Rider simplicity has been at the core of Slingshot’s design principals since the beginning, and we continue that philosophy with the 2016 Compstick and Guardian safety system. Built for ultimate control and confidence, the Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined below-the-bar depower and safety is unrivaled by any other bar on the market.

With continuous improvement in mind, we’ve added several upgrades to 2016 Compstick, including new molded floats and padded bar-ends, a revised EVA grip design, bar-end bungee line-keepers and an improvement in how the in how the floats fold in for storage. These updates compliment the revolutionary features and components that have made the Compstick the trusted bar of choice for hard-charging riders around the world.

The Compstick is offered in the universal 20” bar with 23 meter lines, which can be used with any kite size in our lineup. For more specialized riders, we also offer a 17” bar with 20 meter lines for smaller kites and a 23” bar with 27 meter lines for larger kite. Slingshot’s internal-bungee kite leash has also been upgraded in 2016 with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabiner clips for added strength.

* Our full range of kites can be flown on our 20” Compstick bar. If you would like a specialty bar we recommend that for kite sizes 8m and smaller a 17” bar, for kites 14m and larger a 23” bar

Slingshot Compstick 2016 Bar

Slingshot is upping the ante in 2016 by adding an entirely new bar setup to its arsenal. The Compstick with Sentinel safety is an above-the-bar system that moves the depower strap from the waist-level position of our below-the-bar setup to the arms-reach location that some riders prefer.

With a sliding trim block that moves the depower cleat up and down the center lines, riders can adjust the height of the depower rope depending on their reach and the amount of throw they want in the bar. The Sentinel uses the same updated control bar as the 2016 Guardian, but comes with a completely reworked chicken loop and safety release system and a molded below the bar Spin-to-Win mechanism that allows riders to untwist center-lines with ease.

The Compstick is offered in the universal 20” bar with 23 meter lines, which can be used with any kite size in our lineup. For more specialized riders, we also offer a 17” bar with 20 meter lines for small kites and a 23” bar with 27 meter lines for large kite. Slingshot’s internal-bungee kite leash has also been upgraded in 2016 with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabiner clips for added strength.

Slingshot Bolt-Ons 2016 Bindings

Returning to our 2016 lineup upgraded with a lower profile strap that reduces bulk and allows for a better fit, the 2016 Bolt-Ons are quick to mount, offer five bolt holes for customized stance angles and feature a cushy footbed with ridged toe grips for ultimate hold and comfort. Unique to the Bolt-Ons, the adjustment strap mounts directly to the board for a solid, locked-down hold.