We’ve always been big fans of the CrazyFly Raptor and the 2019 version does not disappoint. This is a freestyle/freeride board that delivers nothing short of the highest performance and for 2019 has a brand-new shape and layup – all geared for the intermediate to advanced rider. With twelve years of R&D you cannot go wrong!
The Raptor makes it easy to master all those dreamed of moves and will push you to continuously improve. For 2019 CrazyFly have tweaked the shape to provide greater grip with an edge control track on the underside and provided more stiffness with a new Triaxial 45 degree Eglass layup – in laymen’s terms this gives you far more pop and flex along the length of the board and some extra comfort for those butter-smooth landings – also helped by the two separate concave channels running along the centre of the board. Double carbon stringers create a more dynamic feel and the tried and tested Step Cap deck technology enables super thin rails that ensure an amazing upwind performance. The Nano Glide Skin also has the benefit of being more scratch resistant as well as providing better gliding performance for improved acceleration. The top of the board has a brand-new matt overprint for that eye-catching premium look.
Make sure to add bindings, and we recommend the new Hexa Binding for the ultimate in adjustability or the all new Binary Binding for fantastic comfort. Or, if wake bindings is your thing then this board features the needed insert positions.
Check out the review here: IKSurfMag.- "an all time favourite"
The big news for 2019 is CrazyFly's 3-year warranty.
The Raptor is made in Europe at CrazyFly's own factory and they are so confident in the construction, quality and durability that they are offering an industry-leading 3-year warranty - your kites and boards are fully covered for 3 years. But this is no ordinary warranty - it includes crashing your kite or board in water when learning to progress. Check out the the link here for terms and conditions.