Anyone tried these boards? Currently on 2018 neon ltd. Love this board but look at upgrading. What differences are there between boards, Into big air mainly but smooth in chop.
I ride a Raptor LTD myself, but haven't tested the Extreme yet. The CF rep in my country is a good friend and he rode the Extreme for a few sessions at the end of 2021. His assessment is that it is the better board for big air, allowing to hold more edge. It's noticeably heavier and stiffer than Raptor LTD, harsher on your knees. Again - I haven't tried the Extreme, but tend to believe the guy's point of view.
I have just taken delivery of my Raptor Extreme, and Had 3 sessions, totalling 3.5 hrs, first 2 were in big chop / high tide Conditions and was very impressed and today in relatively moderate to smooth water. I went for the Nash Apex pads/straps as I have used them for years and wasn't disappointed, top notch. Coming from a line of carbon boards re North Team Series and recently the Nash Drive which I loved, but it was time to move on after having riden a few models of the Monarch. My search started for a faster board with great grip but didn't splash you in the face and was acceptable in the chop.
i had read the recent kite mag reviews which prompted me to ring around notable kite shops in Australia that previously sold and we're current CrazyFly dealers which confirmed, I was on the right track. A bit of a gamble ! as I normally only buy what I try. I ordered it through the local dealer.
I totally recommend it with high points in all areas, especially Big Air. The grip/ speed control and final release / pop was the best I have experienced and was always in total control.
I have the 135/41 and have just fitted wth G10 fins, all round a perfect combination for me at 80 Kgs in varied wind strengths re maximum 25 kts and kite size from 10-12-15.
thanks for that. what i wanted to hear. love the crazy fly boards.