No, your eyes do not deceive you, this really is a pure ‘surfboard’ from CrazyFly with no additional bamboo reinforcements through the deck. And, if you are going to have a ‘pure’ surfboard, then why spray it up – keep it clean and white. Which is exactly what CrazyFly have done, and we think it looks great.
This is the third version of the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and the shape has been refined once again. It has also lost the 5 x finbox set up and is now a pure thruster. The outline is relatively full through the nose with plenty of volume between your feet and it then comes into a relatively tight swallow tail. We had the 5’10 on test which comes in at 22.5 liters and weights 3kg. Very respectable. Fins are Futures and there are additional reinforcements around the finboxes as well as carbon patches on the final quarter of the deck to keep things nice and solid here and to give you plenty of confidence if you are riding it strapped.
On the water and the ATV has plenty of volume to get you up and going and powering out through the whitewater. We rode it on a couple of decent cross offshore days in the shoulder to head high range and were very impressed by how well it held an edge and by its carving abilities. Although the outline is fuller than a real high performance board we found that you could have real confidence and fully commit to your turns. The construction means that the ride is smooth without any ‘slappiness’ and overall the shape is well balanced and we would class it as a ‘performance all-rounder’. In more onshore conditions the width and float keep it ticking over nicely and you can keep it moving and keep on working with it to seek out the right kind of sections…
In a sentence: We’ve liked the shape and philosophy of the ATV for the last couple of years, and in the new construction the performance and responsiveness is significantly improved.