Those of you familiar with other windsurfing and sailing disciplines will be familiar with the One Design concept. The logic goes that by riding the same kit we can open the playing field and more fairly compare riders. The CR:X Class is designed to be an affordable way both to start the sport, and to work your way into competitive foil racing. It's still early days, but we're enthusiastic about anything that encourages easy access to the sport and a spirit of competition! For those that don't know, Neil Pryde are the guys behind Cabrinha kites, so if you were worried that you'd never heard of NP kites before, fear not. See what Neil Pryde have to say below:
NeilPryde is expanding our one-design program into kite racing with the introduction of CR:X, the world’s first one-design kite racing class.
CR:X is an innovative, versatile kite racing platform that features a convertible board that can be switched between fin and foil modes. Multiple modes mean that the same set of hardware can be used for beginner or more advanced foil races or in changing weather conditions.
Our mission is to create a community of kite racing enthusiasts of all levels and abilities and enable them to race on a level and affordable playing field. CR:X delivers on this promise through a one-design pathway Class where athletes can compete on affordable, matched equipment.
After all, it’s the athlete that makes the difference.