Sizes Available: 7, 9, 10.5, 12, 14m
Sizes Tested: 9, 12m

Crazyfly Says:

The 2017 Tango is a high performance freeride and wave kite for advanced to expert riders. The Tango is a modern open C-shape kite with lots of pull, power and pop.

For 2017, we have completely re-worked the Tango kite construction. Starting with the canopy material, we use the latest Double Ripstop which is lighter, has the same tearing strength in all directions, and allows 30% less air through itself. This means that the same surface area of the new Double Ripstop catches a lot more air, which results in more power and much longer hangtime. On the wingtips of the canopy, we introduced a brand new United Dacron Panel technology. This revolutionary feature increases the kite’s rigidity and reactivity allowing for better flight experience.

Visit for more info: www.crazyflykites.com/cf2017/kites/tango

Our Testers Say:

“This is a beast of a kite with relentless power and huge airs.” // Justin Lord.

“Both stable and forgiving.” // Tiberiu Anghel.

“The Tango is a powerhouse in the wind window.” // Jon Dixon.

Meet Our Testers
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TKB Says:

The Tango is a C-shaped 3-strut medium-low aspect kite that is back for 2017 as CrazyFly’s crossover between surf and freestyle. The inflation system has been upgraded to a Boston valve that requires the larger inflation nozzle and this year the new CrazyFly factory has produced an updated build quality with a new construction that seems durable with an overall lightweight feel. The front bridle has a single settings front bridle and the wingtips offer two settings for steering speed. The Tango features light to medium bar pressure and solid steering response. Compared to the Sculp, the squared wingtips of the Tango make the kite turn faster which makes the Tango an excellent choice for boosting big air or active kite flying in the surf. Testers praised the Tango for its stable handling overhead and solid pulling power. The Tango is a great option for riders crossing over between big air freestyle and aggressive freeride with some surf and wakestyle sprinkled in between.TKB-FREERIDE-2017-CRAZYFLY-BAR-2750The 2016 Sick Bar is a full carbon fixed length (40, 45, 50, 55cm) bar with different line lengths based on bar length and a PU sheeting/throw line, no sliding stopper, metal insert, molded donkey dick, single center-line safety, low V, above bar depower Clam cleat with a strategically positioned Velcro tuning handle to keep the depower control toggle from tangling and a push away quick release with integrated swivel that doubles as a quick release guard. The center lines end in a knot and the outside lines end in pigtails. The length of sheeting/throw cannot be adjusted for varying arm lengths of kiters or the type of riding. The molded floats are stiffer than last years yet still kind of flexible. This is a huge improvement with regard to keeping the lines tightly wound and organized on the bar when not in use. The bar ends are soft and incorporate easy to use non-retractable bungees and the outside leader lines do not adjust for tuning/stretch. Overall, riders liked the simple narrow diameter, firm yet smooth rubber grip of the Sick bar and recommend it as a simple yet functional control system.

Visit for more info on the bar: www.crazyflykites.com/cf2017/sick-bar