Sizes Available: 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14m
Sizes Tested: 9, 12m
The Sculp delivers consistency in all riding disciplines. Built around a widely popular Flat-Delta platform, the Sculp is smooth and predictable in the air with progressive power delivery through the bar’s range of motion. Due to a new bridle system and rock solid construction, the Sculp has a very direct feel and persistent stability.
The focus here is freeride and freestyle, so we made the shaping give enhanced upwind performance as well. With a more direct feel, the 2015 Sculp is also very easy to control for beginner and intermediate, but the new shape generates loads of power with quick response for kite loops and big airs in the hands of more advanced riders. This is a perfect tool for progressing from simple jumps to unhooked freestyle tricks, and the improved auto-relaunch will make the learning process much smoother.
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Our Testers Say:
“Vibrant colored kite, that turns easy and fast with good upwind; although not very grunty, it was easy to turn to generate power,” Marko Bartscherer.
“Great beginner to intermediate kite which inspired confidence with good relaunch and middle of the road boosting,” Davey Beard.
“Very stable kite, flies forward in the window with good upwind ability in the 12m size, not the fastest turner and bar winders are not deep enough,” John Steimle.
The Sculp is a medium aspect 3-strut freeride kite that is quick to inflate with a Boston valve that requires the larger inflation nozzle, a single setting front bridle with pulley and three steering settings on the wingtip. Testers found the Sculp to be very stable with medium to light bar pressure with average turning speed and decent range and good upwind ability. Testers reported easy relaunching and recommended this kite for beginner and intermediate riders looking for a user-friendly kite for learning and freeride progression.
The Sculp comes with the Sick Bar which is a fixed length (40, 45, 50, 55cm) full carbon bar which new for this year received a PVC sheeting/throw line for increased longevity. The Sick bar features a single center-line safety in which the larger diameter safety line runs a good ways up the length of the bar which incorporates a very clean kite kill with a low V setup. The Sick bar also features a plastic push away quick release with a below the bar hand swivel that doubles as a travel guard and an above the bar tuning cleat with Velcro for stowing excess slack in the depower line. The grip is a thinner diameter with firm density and good grip and testers commented on the extra time it took to lay out the bar with the bulky depower line when carelessly derigged. Testers also commented on the flexible rubber bar ends which if not secured properly with the correct tension and the bungee, the lines can fall off the bar. CrazyFly uses these soft bar ends for safety to prevent injuries and will work fine for riders who are familiar with the system.
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