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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Crazyfly kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
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High performance allround SLE 3 strut kite

Designer goals

The Sculp is our high performance kite which is suitable for pretty much every rider. Completely re-worked and improved for 2013 it performs exceptionally well as an all-round freeride and freestyle kite. The new shape of this kite - with increased aspect ratio - provides more power, better hang time and increased lift. Through using the highest quality Dacron from Germany, Ripstop from Japan and from re-designing the shape of the struts, we were able to reduce the weight of the kite and significantly improve its performance. The new strut design also makes the kite fly faster and provides more pop, and the improved bridle line system and bar improvements result in quicker reactions and a more direct feel for the rider. The new bridle line system, including swim proof pulleys, is more durable and ensures even distribution of power throughout the kite.

Put simply: the 2013 Sculp is better, faster and stronger.

On the water and the Sculp has instant turning response, reacts to bar input immediately and it feels like there is no distance between the rider and the kite. Due to its profile and the lightweight benefits of the 3-strut construction, the Sculp is able to cut through the air and generate loads of power, and with such quick responses and speed, powered kite loops or huge hangs in the air become ever more straightforward. The Sculp is a perfect tool for progressing from simple jumps to unhooked freestyle tricks, and the simple relaunch will make the learning process much smoother as the Sculp pops back up almost automatically and you’re good to go again.

As with all CrazyFly products, the Sculp 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.

Features

features kite Crazyfly sculp 2013

Bar

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Crazyfly kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-50cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Kiteboarding review Crazy Fly Sculp 10m 2013

Kite

High performance allround SLE 3 strut kite

Test conditions

Wind: 12 - 24 knots
Setup: Basic
Water: small wave & flat water

Detail Photos

Crazy fly sculp bridles Turning options Crazy Fly Sculp Center strut Crazy fly Swivel and clamcleat sculp 2013 Fixed 4 line Safety Sculp 2013 One pump Crazy fly 2013

Conclusion

Crazy fly is a renowned board brand but their Sculp kite series has also appeared on our radar as characteristically good kites. Now, in 2013, the Sculp has amazed us again! The Sculp has been balanced out further and has some good characteristics that fit nicely together.
For active wave riders it offers a very small turning circle, a good low-end and a high-end with total depower. In its high-end and depowered, it remains very controllable. For allround kiters, the Sculp has a very broad windrange: the good low- and high-end indicate you can have fun between 12 (skim/surf board) and 24 knots.
So are there any improvements to be made? The canopy could possibly be a little calmer in its high-end, the gliding phase after the huge lift could be a little longer and small things like the fact that the lines tend to bunch when rolling off the bar.
The bar however, has been redesigned and the safety has improved (2 depower lines instead of 1). 2 line safety's are better when the kite is depowered completely after pulling the safety. This is the case for the Sculp, since you are now able to relaunch quickly after pulling the safety.
So the Crazy Fly Sculp 2013 is lots of fun, a really playful wave and all-around kite!

Basics

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

High end restless in the air, not on the bar

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Good depower in the whole windrange, 2 line safety on the frontlines

Windrange

Limited Wide

Because of its total depower and controled steering when depowered

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Great in all wind conditions, his strongest point

Oldskool

Glide phase

Short Long

High-end

Small range Large range

Great control sometimes canopy flatters but no loss of control

Low-end

Small range Large range

Center strut gives the Sculp a round profile and lots of grunt, bridle setting is nicely tuned because it has a wide range of total depower

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Makes it a high end kite

Wave

Drift

Poor Good

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Race

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 4 reviews on this product:

Crazyfly Sculp 2013 08m
Name:
Lidia 
Weight:
68 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 10.07.2013 at 13:21 hour
Comments:
I have used the kites for almost one year now and went from old school to learning unhooked powered tricks. No problems, no damages. I am most happy with this kites and look forward to 2014 range.  
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Crazyfly Sculp 2013 11m
Name:
Alex Meindl 
Weight:
80 kg 
Riding style:
big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 24.06.2013 at 22:42 hour
Comments:
I've been riding C Kites before the Sculp and I was so suprised how much fun you can have with this Kite!!!

# loads of fun doing Kiteloops
# great for unhooked tricks
# great upwind performance
# super easy Relaunch
# full Carbon Bar which makes it very light and solid
# best quickrelease ever made

The Sculp is a perfect all-round Kite, In my case i can do my Freestyle/Wakestyle tricks and my sister is using the same Kite for simple freeriding & starts now with her first unhooked moves!

so what i want to tell you ...=> i love my Sculp and YOU gonna love it too!

peace 
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Crazyfly Sculp 2013 12m
Name:
Martin Erler 
Weight:
68kg 
Riding style:
allround, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 19
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
price quality
 
PoorGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 15.06.2013 at 13:14 hour
Comments:
- kite is absolute stable

- great upwind capabilities

- linear power, good low end (i ride 12m while some other guys were on 17m)

- really predictable, 100% control

- easy unhooked rinding
- easy kite loops

- safe and easy chickenloop

- light and handy carbon bar
 
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Crazyfly Sculp 2013 08m
Name:
K-1 
Weight:
74kg 
Riding style:
unhooked, race  
Years of experience:
11 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 14.06.2013 at 09:54 hour
Comments:
Kite is very smooth and jumping is great, giving you big lift and glide.
Relaunch is very easy.

Kite is also good for experienced riders for unhook and wakestyle tricks.

It is the most easy kite I tried. Simple and easy.  
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