Crazyfly Tango Kitesurfing Kite 2015

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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 three riding modes: wave, freeride/freestyle, and wakestyle.

Design details

Wave / Freeride / Freestyle / Wake

Sizes: 7m, 9m, 11m, 13m

The Nifty allows for changes to be made directly on the Tango’s bridle very quickly and easily. The different settings on the Nifty bridle system change the flight characteristics of the kite to the extent that it becomes better suited towards the chosen riding style. CrazyFly is the first company to introduce such a feature to the market that allows for three riding style settings on one 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 freeride/freestyle set up, the Tango kite is very dynamic. It turns quickly with perfect 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.

Last but not least is the wakestyle set up, where the Tango is extremely stable and provides the most power. When riding with the kite at forty-five degrees and going for a handle pass, the kite stays in the same position until the landing. In addition, this kite turns with loads of power in the wakestyle setting and offers strong power boosts for unhooked kiteloops.

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.

As with all CrazyFly products, the Tango demonstrates the highest standards of quality both in materials and manufacture. It’s the perfect combination of great value, high quality and performance at a fantastic price.

KEY FEATURES

Open-C Shape - The Future of C-Kites

High speed turning C-kite feel with huge on the bar depower, so every rider can feel comfortable on this kite. The Open-C shape gives the kite a lot of pop and the right amount of boost and drift. Even though the kite turns quickly, it is still very easy to control the kite.

3 Struts Design

Reduces the weight of the kite and increases performance. Due to the shape and high quality of materials the kite is strong enough even with 3 struts only.

Nifty Bridle System - 3in One - Wave / Wakestyle / Freestyle

The Nifty Bridle System is a very unique and revolutionary feature invented by CrazyFly. This feature allows the rider to easily switch between three riding modes: wave, freeride/freestyle, and wakestyle. The Nifty allows for changes to be made directly on the Tango’s bridle very quickly and easily.

Sick Bar - Clean and Simple

CrazyFly Sick bar is the first and only bar made 100% in Europe from only European materials and components. Our Sick bar has been certified according to the AFNOR NF S52-503 international safety norm. The bar itself is a full carbon monococuqe tube with solid center for extremely light weight and lasting durability. It features a Sick click push away safety system, which can be quickly triggered as well as assembled.

Safety Certificate

The 2015 Sick bar has been certified according to the AFNOR NF S52-503 international safety norm and is one of the safest bars on the market.

Teijin Techoforce - Lasting Durability, Tear Resistant

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.

Squared Wing Tips - Direct Feel, More Power

Squared wingtips provide for a more direct feel of the kite and more power in the kite. This shape feature also increases the stability of the kite in strong winds.

Easy Relaunch - More Riding, Less Swimming

Just pull on one front line and the kite pops right back in the air. Every rider trying to learn new tricks will appreciate the simple and quick relaunch of the kite.

Tech specs

OPEN-C SHAPE

High speed turning C-kite feel with huge on the bar depower, so every rider can feel comfortable on this kite. The Open-C shape gives the kite a lot of pop and the right amount of boost and drift. Even though the kite turns quickly, it is still very easy to control the kite.

3 STRUTS DESIGN

Reduces the weight of the kite and increases performance. Due to the shape and high quality of materials the kite is strong enough even with 3 struts only.

NIFTY BRIDLE SYSTEM

The Nifty Bridle System is a very unique and revolutionary feature invented by CrazyFly. This feature allows the rider to easily switch between three riding modes: wave, freeride/freestyle, and wakestyle. The Nifty allows for changes to be made directly on the Tango’s bridle very quickly and easily.

4 LINES SYSTEM

Simplicity with all necessities. Instant control and easy relaunch even with four lines due to the shape of the kite. Much easier set up on the beach, less tangles, and less problems in the water in emergency situations.

SICK BAR

CrazyFly Sick bar is the first and only bar made 100% in Europe from only European materials and components. Our Sick bar has been certified according to the AFNOR NF S52-503 international safety norm. The bar itself is a full carbon monococuqe tube with solid center for extremely light weight and lasting durability. It features a Sick click push away safety system, which can be quickly triggered as well as assembled.

MASSIVE DEPOWER

The Tango kite offers the biggest on the bar depower in our kite range, making it the best choice for wave kiting. When depowered, the rider can focus on the wave, turns and snaps. When power is needed, the Tango kite delivers it on demand. With this amount of on the bar depower, the Tango is very comfortable to fly and easy to control.

DRIFT

The Tango kite has the best drift ability in our kite range. In waves, when going down the line, the kite nicely drifts with the rider and does not pull. So, the rider can focus on the wave and does not have to think about the kite. The drift on the Tango kite is also great for wakestyle tricks, when the kite is parked in the sky and drifts along while the rider performs wakestyle tricks.

ONE PUMP SYSTEM

We have been hard at work to develop our own bulletproof one pump valves and the results speak for itself. The valves are made from the highest quality material available and are manufactured in Europe. These valves are a synonym to long lasting durability. With the new one pump valves the pressure is evenly distributed throughout the kite. They also allow for quicker and easier inflation and deflation.

TEIJIN TECHNOFORCE

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.

TURBO INFLATE DEFLATE

This year, we introduced a brand new 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. The set ups and pack downs on the beach are shorter, allowing for longer and much more enjoyable kite sessions.

SPEED PROFILE STRUTS

Learning from the airplane and wing design industry we came up with a special speed profile of the struts. This profile shape increases the speed of the kite rapidly. Compared to a traditional strut profile, the Speed Profile Strut has less drag and no turbulence.

SQUARED WING TIPS

Squared wingtips provide for a more direct feel of the kite and more power in the kite. This shape feature also increases the stability of the kite in strong winds.

EASY RELAUNCH

Just pull on one front line and the kite pops right back in the air. Every rider trying to learn new tricks will appreciate the simple and quick relaunch of the kite.

LIGHT BAR PRESSURE

Perfect for all riders. Easy control and comfort results in longer hours of riding. However, the bar pressure can be adjusted according to the rider’s needs on the wingtip of the kite. Higher bar pressure setting results in a more direct response of the kite and vice versa.

SWIM PROOF O-RINGS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT ANODIZED ALLOY

Say goodbye to pulleys. With the new O-rings, the steering is much more responsive and the kite feels much more direct. The O-rings are more durable than pulleys and will not malfunction with sand, as some pulleys eventually do. The O-rings are swim-proof, as one line runs around the ring while the other one runs through the ring. So, even in a very rare case of the O-ring breaking, the kite is still fully capable of flying. It is our signature to bring out only the highest quality products. The O-rings are made in Italy, by Antal ®, a famous sailing brand.

LOW PROFILE WING TIPS

This shape feature of the wing tips gives the kite lower air resistance and enables the kite to fly faster. The low profile wing tips cut through air with minimum resistance and the rider has more control over the kite.

QUICK TURNING RESPONSE

Speedy profile and light weight of the kite enables the kite to cut through air faster. Special bridle and lines set up provide instant response of the kite to rider’s inputs. It feels like there is not distance between the rider and the kite.

GERMAN QUALITY LOW STRETCH LINES

All CrazyFly lines are top quality low stretch lines made in Germany. Unlike others, when a CrazyFly line is pulled, the kite reacts instantly. Traditional lines stretch when pulled and the reactions of the kite are slow and require more input from the rider. With CrazyFly lines, steering is direct and requires very light input from the rider. The kite is much easier to control.

PU BLADDERS

All CrazyFly bladders are made from high quality Polyurethane. This material has excellent stretch properties, is very resistant to high pressure and functions well in a wide range of temperatures. These properties also allow the Polyurethane to be welded together and it bonds exceptionally well. Polyurethane bladders create a strong foundation for the inflated body of the kite.

CNC CONTROLLED CUTTING AND SEWING

CNC controlled cutting and sewing ensures maximum precision of critical seams on all CrazyFly kites. This technology eliminates human error and enables perfection to be repeated on every seam. CNC controlled cutting also reduces waste from offcut material.

BULLETPROOF LEADING EDGE SEAM

Leading edge is the most abused area of the kite, so we made sure our leading edge closing seam is bulletproof. Double stitching and abrasion resistant reinforcement tape placed over the top ensure long lasting durability of the leading edge seam.

BACK LINES SET UP

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.

SNOW PROTECTORS

The snow protectors on the leading edge protect the kite from damage caused by dragging the kite on snow or ice when launching or relaunching the kite.

ROCK SOLID CONSTRUCTION

Sticking to our tradition of producing high quality products, we sourced only the highest quality Dacron from Germany and Ripstop from Japan for the construction of the CrazyFly kites. The high weight materials create a strong base for the light weight canopy. All the materials and reinforcements are strategically placed to create a rock solid and durable kite, while maintaining the lightest possible weight for incredible flight characteristics.

SEGMENTED ARC LEADING EDGE

The Segmented Arc Leading Edge is a flawless continuous arc composed of multiple segments. The leading edge panels are cut and sewn to create an arc instead of angled segments. The arc ensures homogeneous stress on the seams and the load is evenly distributed along the leading edge. On the other hand, a segmented leading edge has angled panels sewn together which creates stress points and a points of weakness of the kite. The Segmented Arc Leading Edge provides better flight characteristics and results in a much more durable kite.

MARCLOTH FUSION LINING

Our engineers use Marcloth to strengthen all areas where the heavy duty frame materials meet the lightweight canopy. Marcloth is a mid-weight high strength fabric, ideal to create the ultimate synergy between the higher weight and lighter weight fabrics. Of course, this increases the durability of the kite.

KEVLAR PROTECTORS

Heavy duty Kevlar fabric patches protect the kite against damage in the most abused areas. The Kevlar reinforcements are highly durable, extremely resistant to abrasion and very light. These properties make Kevlar the perfect material for kite protectors.

SILLY BILLY CONNECTORS

The Silly Billy connectors prevent accidentally connecting the wrong lines together. With the help of knots and loops on the connectors, it is impossible to set up the kite in a wrong way.

Product Review

Rider: Kate

Today I took out the Crazyfly Tango for a spin. Initially looking at the set up, the bar is light and simple, there’s a spacious well designed bag for the kite and rolling out the kite, the graphics are clean and timeless.

The conditions I had this out in were gusty, with waves, certainly not ideal conditions for a kite which excels in wakestyle, but even so it performed really well. The kite is fun and fast turning, but it really comes into it’s own when parked low in the window, it’s just ready for you to throw all your favourite unhooked moves. I haven’t felt a kite like this before, it really is ideal for wakestyle riding and I can’t wait to take it out in the flat water of the harbour next. Anyone who loves wakestyle will be really comfortable with the Crazyfly Tango and confident to push their riding to the next level.

The bar is one of my favourites this year, it features an easy push away safety system, over bar cleat depower and it’s got the added benefit of a plastic cover on the main line running through the bar, so it’s really durable as well. The bar comes in a few sizes, so it’s not one bar fits all, but for the value for money it offers I’d be quite happy to have a couple of bars to suit the quiver.

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