Crazyfly Sculp 2017 Kite

From: £723.00

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.

Design details

FREERIDE/FREESTYLE

SIZES: 7m | 8m | 9m | 10m | 11m | 12m | 13m | 14m

For 2017, Crazyfly have completely re-worked the Sculp, as it is now made in their own factory in Europe, which opened up unlimited options for improvements and innovation. 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.

WIND RANGE

SIZE 7m 8m 9m 10m 11m 12m 13m 14m
WIND SPEED 18-40 16-35 14-34 13-30 11-28 10-26 9-24 8-20

ATTRIBUTES

WAKESTYLE
FREESTYLE
FREERIDE
WAVE
LIGHTWIND
PRICE LEVEL
HANGTIME
UNHOOKED POP
DRIFT
TURNING SPEED
UPWIND

Tech specs

CRAZYFLY - SWEPT LEADING EDGE SEAM SWEPT LEADING EDGE SEAM
By challenging the traditional kite construction for improvements, we came up with the swept leading edge seam. The leading edge seam on the wingtips of the kite is swept higher towards the canopy where it has less influence on airflow. This allows for higher aerodynamic efficiency and more precisely controlled kite.
CRAZYFLY - DACRON SHIELDS DACRON SHIELDS
Brand new this year, we introduced large Dacron shields to reinforce stress joint areas on the kite and also to protect these areas from wear. Unlike 3D shaped plastic protectors which are not aerodynamic, the Dacron Shields are snug and allow for efficient airflow. Dacron is highly resistant to abrasion and increases the kite’s durability.
CRAZYFLY - UNITED DACRON PANEL UNITED DACRON PANEL
This revolutionary feature increases the kite’s rigidity and reactivity allowing for better flight experience. Every seam on the kite gets stretched over time, especially in the stressed area pulled by the backlines. So, instead of using multiple Dacron panels, we used a single United Dacron Panel. The reactions of the kite are noticeably quicker and they do not fade over time.
CRAZYFLY - SYNERGY STRUT BOND SYNERGY STRUT BOND
Another upgrade this year is the Synergy Strut Bond, in other words, how the struts connects to the canopy of the kite. Instead of a single attachment seam, we connected the strut to the canopy with two parallel seams, creating the ultimate synergy between the strut and the kite. This synergy noticeably improved how the kite generates power during turns and kiteloops and how it holds its shape during flight.
CRAZYFLY - SINUSOID TRAILING EDGE SINUSOID TRAILING EDGE
This year, we have completely re-designed the trailing edge. Instead of using a straight stripe of extra ripstop, we created a much stronger Sinusoid Trailing Edge made from Marcloth. The sinusoid shape evenly spreads tension and reduces flap. This results in a much stronger and more solid trailing edge.
CRAZYFLY - ARPTEX ARPTEX
Arptex sits at the top of abrasion resistant polyamide textiles. This high tech fabric made in Italy can handle plenty of abuse without getting damaged. The official number is 100 000 contacts with abrasive surface before the material starts deteriorating. This is why we selected Arptex as the most suitable material to protect CrazyFly kites in the most abused areas.
CRAZYFLY - LINKED BRIDLE LINKED BRIDLE
Brand new for 2017 kites, the Linked Bridle does not have any pulleys nor sliders. It creates a direct link between the rider and the kite, resulting in faster kite reactions and more controlled handling. The Linked Bridle is also much more durable than conventional bridles, as it reduces bridle line movement and abrasion to minimum.
CRAZYFLY - TWO IN ONE LEADING EDGE TWO IN ONE LEADING EDGE
We narrowed down the number of panels by nearly 50% on all our kites. Because the material itself is always stronger than a seam, having less panels and less seams results in a much stronger leading edge. Less seams also increase precision of the leading edge shape, as seams can cause a small misalignment. The two in one leading edge is the most precise and the strongest leading edge till date.
CRAZYFLY - STRUT END PROTECTION STRUT END PROTECTION
The strut ends are one of the most abused areas, mainly when carrying the kite inflated on the beach, or during self launches. The strut ends are strategically reinforced with Arptex material, which sits at the top of abrasion resistant polyamide textiles.
CRAZYFLY - STRUT JUNCTION STRUT JUNCTION
We have completely changed how the strut is connected to the leading edge. The connection is now stronger, cleaner and straighter without unwanted material folds, which cause quicker wear. The whole junction is reinforced with Arptex material for ultimate strength and durability.
CRAZYFLY - SOFT LEADING EDGE END SOFT LEADING EDGE END
Towards the end, the leading edge diameter has been optimized and decreases to prevent the bladder slipping out of the kite under pressure. The inside of the leading edge end is lined with a softer version of Arptex to create a cushion for the bladder and prevent any damage to the bladder during a kite crash. On the outside the Leading Edge Ends are protected with Arptex, the latest abrasion resistant polyamide textile from Italy.
CRAZYFLY - WINGTIP ELBOW WINGTIP ELBOW
The Wingtip Elbow construction is stronger than ever with brand new Dacron reinforcements on the inside and Marcloth lining on the outside. Plus, the Swept Leading Edge Seam is placed in the direction in which the elbow was bending the most. These factors minimize the elbow movement, so the kite is more compact, has higher aerodynamic efficiency and better handling.
CRAZYFLY - LIGHT WEIGHT ZIPPER LIGHT WEIGHT ZIPPER
Unlike on other kites, we selected a slimmer Lightweight Zipper covered with webbing to prevent sand from getting stuck into the zipper. This results in flawless function of the zipper, saves weight on the kite and overall looks much cleaner than a big heavy uncovered plastic zipper.
CRAZYFLY - BUILT-IN PUMP LEASH BUILT-IN PUMP LEASH
The Pump Leash is one piece with the central strut reinforcement. Instead of sewing the pump leash on the kite separately, which creates a point of weakness on the leading edge, we opted for creating the pump leash from the central strut reinforcement.
CRAZYFLY - DOUBLE RIPSTOP DOUBLE RIPSTOP
The most technologically advanced ripstop material for a kite canopy. This high density polyester yarn provides for ultra light weight, high tearing strength and long lasting durability. This year, the Double Ripstop has a brand new coating which increases strength by 30% and minimizes stretching of the material. The new Double Ripstop is lighter, has the same tearing strength in all directions, and allows 30% less air through itself.
CRAZYFLY - TURBO INFLATE DEFLATE TURBO INFLATE DEFLATE
All CrazyFly kites are equipped with Turbo inflate/deflate valve. Inflation and deflation of the kite are made through the same valve. The kite is fully inflated and deflated in seconds. This year, the Turbo valve has a new cover made from Arptex, which does not intake water and does not add weight to the kite.
CRAZYFLY - ONE PUMP SYSTEM ONE PUMP SYSTEM
The One Pump System allow for quicker and easier inflation and deflation of the kite and ensure even pressure distribution throughout the kite. The valves are made from the highest quality material available and are manufactured in Europe. Brand new this year, the one pump hose clips are covered with Arptex, which unlike Neoprene does not intake water which reduces weight.
CRAZYFLY - CUSTOM COLORS CUSTOM COLORS
All 2017 CrazyFly kite colors are custom developed shades supplied exclusively to CrazyFly only.
CRAZYFLY - CNC CUTTING & SEWING CNC CUTTING & SEWING
By challenging the traditional kite construction for improvements, we came up with the swept leading edge seam. The leading edge seam on the wingtips of the kite is swept higher towards the canopy where it has less influence on airflow. This allows for higher aerodynamic efficiency and more precisely controlled kite.
CRAZYFLY - MARCLOTH FUSION LINING MARCLOTH FUSION LINING
Our engineers use Marcloth to strengthen all areas where the heavy duty kite frame materials meet the lightweight canopy. Marcloth is a mid-weight high strength fabric, ideal to create the ultimate fusion between the higher weight and lighter weight fabrics. All transitions between the frame and canopy are in round shapes, rather than sharp angles and straight lines, as the round shapes spread tension more evenly. Of course, this increases the durability of the kite.
CRAZYFLY - SNOW & SAND PROTECTORS SNOW & SAND PROTECTORS
The Snow & Sand Protectors on the leading edge protect the kite from damage caused by dragging the kite on snow or land when launching or relaunching the kite.
CRAZYFLY - BACK LINES TUNING BACK LINES TUNING
There are three back line settings on the wingtip of the kite. These allow the rider to tune the kite to his or her preferences. The fast back line set up provides the quickest turning of the kite and the lightest bar pressure. On the medium setting the kite still turns relatively quickly and there is more load on the bar. On the slow setting the kite turns noticeably slower and the bar pressure is high.