Airush Ultra V2 2019

Airush Ultra V2 2019

With only a single strut, the Ultra is one of the lightest kites on the market, increasing each kite’s wind range and making it perfect for lighter wind conditions – a great companion for foiling, wave riding and and general cruising.

 

 

 

The Airush Ultra V2 has redefined our expectations of what a kite can do. The light weight and stability have opened up places we could never have kited, in marginal conditions we would not have considered possible to kite.

With unbeatable performance, weight saving features, and an exclusive Airush Load Frame for maximum durability, the Ultra kite has been the go-to kite for foil riders, wave riders and snow kiters alike.

When considering the Ultra evolution, a focus on segmentation reduction through the canopy and leading edge Lightweight Single Strut geometry increases the skin tension per panel. Fewer sections result in more tension between each segment point. This increases the responsiveness of the Ultra V2, while maintaining stability.

Key Features

Lightweight Construction

The ultra V2 is the lightest kite in the Airush range.

Lightweight Single Strut Geometry

The Ultra V2 is designed to maintain its shape and responsiveness by maximising the benefits of the unique Airush Load Frame. The balanced geometry combines canopy curve, leading edge sweep and a specific trailing edge concave.

By reducing the number of struts and combining this with WebTech smart reinforcing the weight of the Ultra V2 is reduced. This enables a greater level of performance in all wind conditions and allows us to push the boundaries of light wind performance.

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By expanding our exclusive Load Frame with WebTech throughout the areas normally occupied by Dacron, we are able to minimise or completely remove the heavier fabric to reduce weight.

Integrated High Modulus Fibres

Central to the concept of the Load Frame are the lightweight Ultra High Modulus yarns, of which each single yarn can carry 40kg. Think of them as a lightweight web with engineered energy absorption under load, similar to a spider web. These yarns absorb most of the shock that traditionally would have run through the canopy. At the same time, they carry the primary load of the canopy. As a result, they prevent stretch and increase long-term performance.

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WebTech minimizes or replaces the traditional Dacron reinforcing by channeling the broader loads into the Load Frame through a web sub frame of ultra-high-molecular polyethylene (Ultra High Modulus). This is featured in key areas such as the primary attachment points on the leading edge or the rear attachment points. Additionally, it is used to support structural components such as the centre strut.

Technoforce D2

This premium fabric is designed with a high-density structure using high tenacity double-coated polyester yarn in a double ripstop configuration. The double coating protects the yarn as much as possible from UV and abrasion damage. This ensures that the canopy remains as crisp and responsive for as long as possible.

Technoforce D2 material is used in conjunction with the Airush Load Frame. The result is the ultimate combination of durability and performance.

V3.2 Bridle System

The key benefit of the V3.2 bridle is that the kite maintains steering even when completely de-powered. This increases the usable wind range and overall performance significantly, while adding immense safety benefits. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys result in lighter steering. Yet it still has a direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding.

Airush Bumpers

Airush Bumpers reduce wear and increase durability on rough surfaces. These bumpers are key for increasing the lifespan of Airush kites.

XL Inflate / Deflate Valve

The XL Inflate/Deflate Valve features an insanely easy and fast way to inflate and deflate your kite. The large opening creates maximum flow of air and reduces fatigue and stress on your pump.

SPS & FBI

The oversized SPS valve (Single Point Inflation System) and FBI tubing enables quick and easy inflation and deflation.

Kevlar Reinforcement

Kevlar Reinforcements in critical areas protect the kite from wear while still minimising weight.

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2019 Airush Lithium Progression & board – save £500

Airush Lithium Progression 2019 & board – save £500

Huge discount – up to £500 saving!!

Option to add Mystic 5/4 wetsuit from only £99.99 (RRP £160)

Option to add Mystic Star Hybrid for only £119.99 (RRP £140)

The 2019 Airush Lithium Progression & board deal is a fantastic package for all levels of kitesurfer from beginner to advanced. The Lithium Progression is super easy to use and a brilliant all round kite with the board options to match the kite, creating a great freeride set up that works in all conditions.

What is included in the Airush Lithium Progression package :

Airush Lithium Progression V2 2019 kite
RRD Global V8.2 bar & lines
Kiteboard with fins, handle, straps & pads (see info at the bottom of the page for options)
Large volume kite pump
Kite Leash
Kite bag
Repair kit
Manual

Airush Lithium Progression kite:

The Lithium is the top choice in our school and for many of our students after lessons due to its very easy to use characteristics while also offering excellent freeride and all round characteristics, a really fun kite!!

The construction of the Lithium Progression has an amazing number of attributes while still living up to its name of simplicity, durability, and performance. The Lithium Progression kite features the industry standard, Teijin T9600 Single Rip Stop Canopy, which is extremely resistant to UV, stretching and the abuse that kiters deliver on a daily basis. We can attest to this as these kites are crashed day in day out during lessons and survive all the abuse they are given.

The V2.1 Bridle System on the Progression offers a functional and stable setup when working together with the Delta Hybrid Design. This combination gives the most amount of wind range while riding and makes relaunching extremely fast. After years of testing everything on the market we have yet to find a kite with an easier and faster water relaunch.

Unique to the Lithium Progression is the multi-strut in inflation system with 9mm Inflate Valves. Although simple, this in inflation system has proved reliable over years of use throughout the industry. This multi-strut in inflation system allows for easy maintenance and repairs, especially in scenarios where the kites are used extensively.

Boards

We have put together a selection of excellent all round boards in the Airush Lithium Package, all come complete with straps,  pads, handle and fins. Please click the links for more information:

2016 RRD Bliss V3

2018 RRD Placebo V6 (+£50)

2018 RRD Poison V4

2018 Airush Switch Core (+£100)

2020 Duotone Select (+300)

 

RRD GLOBAL BAR V8.2

For the latest version, RRD have given the Global Bar v8.2 an upgrade, redesigning components to make it more sleek while keeping it simple and reliable.

The RRD Global v8.2 bar features RRD’s patented Rigid Thread Lines which have high tensile strength, unidirectional fibres and minimal stretch. We have used lines from all brands and these are definitely the best on the market. If you look closely you will see pro riders sponsored by other brands using the RRD Rigid lines on their bars during King of the Air!

Key Features & Advantages

  • One bar fits all kites – 55cm, compatible with all RRD 4 Line Kites in each size
  • Premium Chickenloop Safety Quickrelease
  • Improved Single-Front-Line-Safety: 100% Depower
  • Rotating Chickenloop-System
  • Precasted Chicken-Dick
  • Rigid Thread Lines

CONTROL BAR

No need to change any game’ with the release of our 8th version of the RRD Global Bar. Because of the great history of performance, we have kept our new version simple, reliable, and packed with the same great features of the previous versions. But with the V8, we now take another step forward with new components and redesigned parts.

Simplicity is our mission. We remove any unnecessary items, instead of adding them, to make every component more functional. Simply said : you cannot break what does not exist.

We have the following new features on the RRD Global Bar V8:

  1. Rotating chicken loop, that acts as a swivel, to easily untwist your front lines.
  2. Our new simplified safety system flags the kite on the front line which makes the kite de-power 100% in case you need it.
  3. Short leash (approx.. 50cm or 20”) to attach on the front of your harness.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • A moulded chicken loop finger that has a multiple pre-set position rotor head which allows you to move the finger to any desired position. Its very easy to move it out of the way for riders that like to un-hook.
  • Our double chamber de-power rope with safety line is made of high quality indestructible polyurethane which makes the bar slide easy and you will never have to replace it.
  • CNC milled and anodised aluminium central bar component with oversized oval recesses to improve de-power tube sliding; even during some extreme steering.
  • The length of the de-power rope can be adjusted with the de-power stopper EVA float.
  • Test-winning diameter of the bar tube for the best grip.
  • Chicken loop safety release system with oversized handle and increased sliding potential of all components to secure an effective functionality over the years. This is the safety release system in the market with the least amount of steel components, meaning longer lifetime and less maintenance.
  • Moulded stainless steel safety leash double ring, angled to a position that facilitates safety leash attachment.
  • Customized stainless steel de-power rope cleat designed around the double chamber tube, allowing the security line to slide freely.
  • Velcro loop on the de-power cord to prevent the cord from flapping around when the kite is de-powered.
  • Moulded floating side caps injected with high memory EVA which facilitates a better bar grip and increased safety.
  • Oversized color coded side floaters that guarantee the floatation of the bar and easy rolling of the flying lines with line-locking system.

RRD RIGID THREAD KITE LINES

In addition to the new features, the ‘RRD Global Bar V8’ is still equipped with special lines called “RIGID THREAD LINES”. These are used exclusively on the RRD bars with great success for over 7 years. A product that’s now widely tested around the world and renowned as the best lines on the market

2017 Airush Lithium 6m

2017 Airush Lithium 6m – Used


This Airush Lithium is in excellent condition just few little sticky patches and one small stitched canopy repair on the canopy

Amazing kite, super stable and rock solid in the sky, loads of depower and extremely durable construction; ideal for those stormy sessions

Available kite only or with 2019 Airush Progression bar and lines, also in very good condition

The Airush Lithium is a kite we have chosen to use in the school and hire fleet for the last few years as it meets the needs of so many riders,  super stable, easy to use and fun performance, perfect for beginners and experienced riders.

The 2017 is a real improvement over previous years, now with added performance and no longer a fully beginner orientated kite but a brilliant all rounder – We love riding the Airush Lithium, perfect for all riders and all disciplines: jumping, waves, riding fast upwind, kiteloops or learning…….it does it all

Discipline: All-round

Sizes, 6 & 7m available

As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything from freeride, jumping, looping and waves.  With amazing park power, stability and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design insures the quickest response throughout the air as well as instant relaunching capabilities.

The next generation Dyneema Load Frame takes the biggest innovation in kite construction to a whole new level and is combined with the Technoforce D2 by Teijin, for the ultimate mix of durability and lightweight performance and driftability.

Construction:

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We have been testing this canopy structure for Airush for the last two years in the school and the canopies are now pretty much indestructable, we have not had a large canopy tear since the load frame was introduced

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This premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Dyneema Load Frame for the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and highest long-term reliability of any materials available.

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The Delta Hybrid design in conjunction with the V3 bridle gives the Airush Lithium direct and pivotal turning, the Delta Hybrid insures a great balance of speed and response. Due to the swept wingtips and profile, the kite has instant relaunch capabilities making this shape ideal for all-around and entry level riders.

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The V3 bridle system contributes significantly to the feeling & performance, in addition the total depower adds immense safety. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, give a range of movement. The result is steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is. This also enables the kite to be steered and controlled when it is de-powered, ideal for wave riding.

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Airush Lithium Hardcore Construction

1. AIRUSH FRAME TECHNOLOGY

Airush Frame technology distributes the load off all stitched lines on all main panels of the canopy area on impact during a crash, while the outer frame features gradient load wingtips that integrates progressive density cloth in the high load areas radiating from the attachment points.

2. ONE PUMP VALVES

Increased wall thickness and oversized diameter of the tubing eliminates tube kink and reduces stress on your pump, which facilitates quick and easy inflation of your Airush Lithium 2017 kite.

3. GRADIENT LOAD WINGTIPS

Gradient load wingtips integrate progressive density cloth in the high load areas radiating from the attachment points.

Bomb proof trailing edge (TE) construction featuring a 3 layer tapering of heavy duty dacron material to increase durability of the TE.

4. FOUR PIECE STRUTS

The new 4-piece strut has added a double folded straight stitch seam aligned with a 20mm wide webbing strip to reduce point of wearing. This increases durability and rigidness of the struts

5. STRUT CONNECTION

The Unity Strut Connection provides a solid point connection from strut to leading egde to create a stiff structure which helps in performance and relaunching. The Unity Strut Connection working in conjunction with the 4 Piece Struts allows for a thinner and lighter strut.

6. AIRUSH PULLEY

Made of tough Zytel material for high strength and resistance to abrasion and impact, the Airush Pulley was designed specifically and has the pigtails hole directionally correct to eliminate bridle wear.

7. LEADING EDGE SEAM

A Leading Edge connection seam with a slick 19mm soft webbing reinforcement to handle harder crashes. Increased mark cloth sections at the front of all canopy seams at the leading edge to stop stitching and seam wear points.

Tips and information from Airush Kite Designer, Mark Pattison:
“The Lithium is by far our most popular kite in the range.  Kiters year after year use the Lithium because it’s ease of use, smooth power delivery, versatility in all types of conditions and disciplines, and quick relaunching.  By changing wingtip design and subtle difference in aspect ratio, the Lithium in smaller sizes adds more top-end range for those gusty or building wind conditions.  The wingtip design adds even more direct steering and assists in depower allowing you to accelerate and decelerate smoothly.  The flatter wingtip give even more response and direct steering.  If you are looking for that extremely fun kite, ideal for the everyday rider, the 2017 Lithium is perfect for you.”

Airush Lithium wind range

2018 Airush Lithium Progression 8m

2018 Airush Lithium Progression

8m Airush Lithium Progression 2018 in lime colour scheme.

Very good condition, opened only in the spring, one large canopy repair which does not effect the kite at all and a few sticky canopy patches (shown in image 6)

Available kite only or complete with new or used 2019 Airush Progression bar and lines or any of the 4 line bars we have for sale in our new or used section.

2018 Used Airush Lithium Progression 8m

6 month Warranty on all used equipment. Viewing and testing welcome.

The kite we have chosen to use in our school over the last 6 years, amazingly easy to use with fantastic stability, smooth power delivery, huge depower and wind range, amazing durability and the best water relaunch on the market

LITHIUM PROGRESSION

The 2018 Airush Lithium Progression construction features an amazing number of features while still living up to its name of simplicity, durability, and performance. The Lithium Progression kite features the industry standard, Teijin T9600 Single Rip Stop Canopy, which is extremely resistant to UV, stretching and the abuse that kiters deliver on a daily basis.

The V2.1 Bridle System on the Progression offers a functional and stable setup when working together with the Delta Hybrid Design. This combination gives the most amount of wind range while riding and makes relaunching extremely fast.

Unique to the Lithium Progression is the multi-strut in inflation system with 9mm Inflate Valves. Although simple, this in inflation system has proved reliable over years of use throughout the industry. This multi-strut in inflation system allows for easy maintenance and repairs, especially in scenarios where the kites are used extensively.

Features:

Airush Lithium V2.1 Bridle System

V2.1 Bridle System

The V2.1 bridle system on the Lithium Progression provides support to the slightly larger leading edge to increase stability, support, and wind range of the delta hybrid design. The V2.1 bridle also keeps steering tension at all times, ideal for entry and intermediate users who require full control while riding completely depowered.

AIRUSH PULLEYS
Airush Pulleys

Made of tough Zytel material for high strength and resistance to abrasion and impact, the Airush pulley has the pigtails hole directionally correct to eliminate bridle wear. With a breaking strength of 550 kg, the Airush pulley was designed specifically for use on all Airush kites.

Airush kite SAFETY HANDLES
Safety Handles

On all Airush kites, the emergency safety handles are provided on each wingtip. This maximises the control and security when performing self-rescues.

AIRUSH kite protective BUMPERS
Airush Bumpers

Airush bumpers are found throughout the leading edge of the kites to reduce wear and increase durability on rough surfaces. These bumpers are key for increasing the lifespan of Airush kites.

Airush lithium kite KEVLAR REINFORCEMENT

Kevlar Reinforcement

Kevlar, found in bullet proof vests, is found throughout the Airush kites. These Kevlar reinforcements are only put in the most critical areas to protect from wearing whilst still minimising weight, which affects kite performance.

Airush kite REAR LINE ADJUSTMENT

Rear Line Adjustment

The rear line adjustment featured on all Airush kites allows for quick changes in the kites bar pressure and response. With adjustment towards “high” the kite will have increase bar pressure and decrease turning speed. Moving back towards the rear of the wingtip will decrease bar pressure and increase turning speed.

Smaller kites have 3 bar pressure settings, larger kites only have medium and low bar pressure options available.

Airush Lithium Wind Range

10m Airush DNA 2014

10m Airush DNA 2015

 

Good condition with one professional repair to the canopy and leading edge which does not effect the kite in any way.

BRAND NEW leading edge bladder fitted (white dust on the kite is from the talcum powder when fitting the bladder, this will wash off as soon as it is used)

 

Available kite only  – The Airush DNA can fly on any of the new or used 4 line bars and lines we have for sale – Take a look at the used bars here.

The Airush DNA has become the favoured kite in our school and everyone that uses them has great fun. The kites are ultra stable, have extremely easy relaunch, smooth power delivery, fast turning and a monsterous windrange. 10m Airush DNA kite is usable in a huge range of winds, with power and speed to get you out riding in relatively light wind and with the large depower to go into some strong winds.  A perfect all round size which is also good size for wave riding and big air!

 

 

Discipline: Entry level/ Allrounder

The DNA has been the kite of choice to be used in our school for the past 7 years due to its simple ease of use and rock solid reliable construction. The Airush DNA 2014 is no different, now using higher quality D2 canopy material and enhanced trailing edge re-enforcement adding to the performance and longevity of the kite plus the addition of the 17m size.

There is no easier kite to use on the market, it is super stable, amazingly easy water re-launch, smooth and predictable power delivery, responsive turning and big depower offering a large wind range with big sweet spot. These characteristics also make the Airush DNA a fantastic freeride kite that is great in the waves and jumping.

Description

  • Plug and Play ease of use
  • Instant Depower with huge wind range
  • Simple relaunch

The focus of the DNA is to make the best kite possible for riders entering into kiteboarding. The DNA boasts a super easy set up, is extremely predictable and has instant relaunch with all the safety systems found in the entire Airush range. This kite is essential to first time riders.

Not only predictable, the DNA takes the platform from the award winning Lithium to guarantee that this kite has the ability to grow with your progression from the very beginning to end. Freeride, Jumping and Wave Riding are all found in the DNA.

The LAB – kite design of the Airush DNA

The Delta Hybrid design in conjunction with the V3 bridle gives the Airush kite a whole new meaning to performance and feeling. Displaying direct and pivotal turning, the Delta Hybrid insures a great balance of speed and response. Due to the swept wingtips and profile, the Delta Hybrid has instant relaunch capabilities making this shape ideal for all-around and entry level riders.

Words from Airush Kite Designer, Mark Pattison

The DNA has been designed around the entry level rider who wishes to have a kite that they can learn on and progress with over a long period of time.  The overall layout of the DNA is similar to our all-around Lithium kite, with some subtle changes that you will notice as you progress.  The DNA in general has a bit larger Leading Edge than the Lithium, which adds more stability but also reduce the speed of the kite making ideal for new-comers who have a tendency to overfly.  The DNA has the most wingtip sweep in the range making it the easiest kite in our range to relaunch essential for anyone who is dropping their kite often.

Airush DNA kite wind range

Technology:

 

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V3 Bridal System

The V3 bridle system contributes significantly to the feeling and performance of supported leading edge kites, in addition the total depower adds immensely to the safety benefits. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, give a range of movement. The result is steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding. This also enables the kite to be steered and controlled when the kite is completely de-powered, which is ideal for wave riding.

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Delta Hybrid Design

The Delta Hybrid design in conjunction with the V3 bridle gives the Airush kite a whole new meaning to performance and feeling. Displaying direct and pivotal turning, the Delta Hybrid insures a great balance of speed and response. Due to the swept wingtips and profile, the Delta Hybrid has instant relaunch capabilities making this shape ideal for all-around and entry level riders.

 

Airush Lithium 12m 2012

Airush Lithium 12m 

Excellent condition with light use.

Brand new leading edge and strut bladders fitted

 

Our favourite all round kite and one we have used in the school for many years now. Everyone’s first choice on lessons as it is so stable, easy to use, best water re-launch on the market with smooth power delivery and responsive turning plus a huge wind range.

The Lithium will fly on any kite bar with 4 equal length lines. Take a look at the used bars we have for sale HERE

 

Discipline: All-round performance

As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything from freeride, jumping, looping and waves. With amazing park power, stability and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design insures the quickest response throughout the air as well as instant relaunching capabilities.

The Lithium One and Zero use the same Lithium freeride flying characteristics to the extreme lightwind category. Both innovative in their own designs, these kites are focused on reducing weight in the overall construction

Size: 12m

Key features:

– All Around Freeride Performance
– Refinements in canopy for smaller sizes
– Increased Structural integrity through trailing edge for reduced wear while flapping
– Rip Stop Technoforce by Teijin Canopy
– Single Point Inflation Valve
– One Pump System

Tips and Tuning:
“If it isn’t broken, do not fix it. With so much positive feedback on the Lithium, all the magazine test wins, and our own testing results – it’s hard to make major changes to such a ground-breaking kite.”
– Mark Pattison. Airush Kite Designer

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Technology:

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Delta Hybrid Design

The Delta Hybrid design in conjunction with the V3 bridle gives the Airush kite a whole new meaning to performance and feeling. Displaying direct and pivotal turning, the Delta Hybrid insures a great balance of speed and response. Due to the swept wingtips and profile, the Delta Hybrid has instant relaunch capabilities making this shape ideal for all-around and entry level riders.

 

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V3 Bridal System

The V3 bridle system contributes significantly to the feeling and performance of supported leading edge kites, in addition the total depower adds immensely to the safety benefits. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, give a range of movement. The result is steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding. This also enables the kite to be steered and controlled when the kite is completely de-powered, which is ideal for wave riding.

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Technoforce By Teijin

This premium fabric is used for the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and highest long-term reliability of any materials available.

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2018 Airush Lithium Progression 14m

2018 Airush Lithium Progression

14m Airush Lithium Progression 2018 in lime colour scheme.

Very good condition, opened only in the spring, just a few sticky canopy patches
Available kite only or complete with new or used 2019 Airush Progression bar and lines or any of the 4 line bars we have for sale in our new or used section.

2018 Used Airush Lithium Progression 14m

This used Airush Lithium Progression kite is in excellent condition with a small patch, used for just a few months. 6 month Warranty on all used kites. Viewing and testing welcome.

The kite we have chosen to use in our school over the last 6 years, amazingly easy to use with fantastic stability, smooth power delivery, huge depower and wind range, amazing durability and the best water relaunch on the market

LITHIUM PROGRESSION

The 2018 Airush Lithium Progression construction features an amazing number of features while still living up to its name of simplicity, durability, and performance. The Lithium Progression kite features the industry standard, Teijin T9600 Single Rip Stop Canopy, which is extremely resistant to UV, stretching and the abuse that kiters deliver on a daily basis.

The V2.1 Bridle System on the Progression offers a functional and stable setup when working together with the Delta Hybrid Design. This combination gives the most amount of wind range while riding and makes relaunching extremely fast.

Unique to the Lithium Progression is the multi-strut in inflation system with 9mm Inflate Valves. Although simple, this in inflation system has proved reliable over years of use throughout the industry. This multi-strut in inflation system allows for easy maintenance and repairs, especially in scenarios where the kites are used extensively.

Features:

V2.1 Bridle System

V2.1 Bridle System

The V2.1 bridle system on the Lithium Progression provides support to the slightly larger leading edge to increase stability, support, and wind range of the delta hybrid design. The V2.1 bridle also keeps steering tension at all times, ideal for entry and intermediate users who require full control while riding completely depowered.

AIRUSH PULLEYS
Airush Pulleys

Made of tough Zytel material for high strength and resistance to abrasion and impact, the Airush pulley has the pigtails hole directionally correct to eliminate bridle wear. With a breaking strength of 550 kg, the Airush pulley was designed specifically for use on all Airush kites.

SAFETY HANDLES
Safety Handles

On all Airush kites, the emergency safety handles are provided on each wingtip. This maximises the control and security when performing self-rescues.

AIRUSH BUMPERS
Airush Bumpers

Airush bumpers are found throughout the leading edge of the kites to reduce wear and increase durability on rough surfaces. These bumpers are key for increasing the lifespan of Airush kites.

KEVLAR REINFORCEMENT

Kevlar Reinforcement

Kevlar, found in bullet proof vests, is found throughout the Airush kites. These Kevlar reinforcements are only put in the most critical areas to protect from wearing whilst still minimising weight, which affects kite performance.

REAR LINE ADJUSTMENT

Rear Line Adjustment

The rear line adjustment featured on all Airush kites allows for quick changes in the kites bar pressure and response. With adjustment towards “high” the kite will have increase bar pressure and decrease turning speed. Moving back towards the rear of the wingtip will decrease bar pressure and increase turning speed.

Smaller kites have 3 bar pressure settings, larger kites only have medium and low bar pressure options available.

Wind Range

Airush Lithium Core 2017 17m

Airush Lithium Core 17m

 

2017 Airush Lithium is in excellent condition just few little sticky patches on the canopy. Opened this season and being a 17m it was not frequently out.

Amazing kite, super stable and rock solid in the sky, loads of depower and extremely durable construction.

Available kite only or with 2019 Airush Progression bar and lines, also in very good condition

The Airush Lithium is a kite we have chosen to use in the school and hire fleet for the last few years because it meets the needs of so many riders. It is  super stable, easy to use and fun performance, perfect for beginners and experienced riders.

The 2017 is a real improvement over previous years, now with added performance and no longer a fully beginner orientated kite but a brilliant all rounder – we love riding the Lithium this year. Perfect for all riders and all disciplines: jumping, waves, riding fast upwind, kiteloops or learning…it does it all

Discipline: All-round

As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything, from freeride, jumping, looping and waves.  With amazing park power, stability and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design insures the quickest response throughout the air as well as instant relaunching capabilities.

The next generation Dyneema Load Frame takes the biggest innovation in kite construction to a whole new level. It is combined with the Technoforce D2 by Teijin, for the ultimate mix of durability and lightweight performance and driftability.

Airush Lithium Features

Construction

Airush Lithium Construction

We have been testing this canopy structure for Airush for the last two years in the school; and the canopies are now pretty much indestructible. Since the introduction of the load frame we have not had a large canopy tear!

Airush Lithium Construction Technoforce D2

This premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Dyneema Load Frame for the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and highest long-term reliability of any materials available.

Techno force D2

Airush Lithium Delta Hybrid

The Delta Hybrid design in conjunction with the V3 bridle gives the Airush Lithium direct and pivotal turning. The Delta Hybrid insures a great balance of speed and response. Due to the swept wingtips and profile, the kite has instant relaunch capabilities making this shape ideal for all-around and entry level riders.

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The V3 bridle system contributes significantly to the feeling & performance, in addition the total depower adds immense safety. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, give a range of movement. The result is steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is. This also enables the Lithium to be steered and controlled when it is de-powered, ideal for wave riding.

Pulleys system

Airush Frame technology

Airush Lithium Frame Technology

Airush Frame technology distributes the load off all stitched lines on all main panels of the canopy area on impact during a crash, while the outer frame features gradient load wingtips that integrates progressive density cloth in te high load areas radiating from the attachment points.

One Pump Valves

Increased wall thickness and oversized diameter of the tubing eliminates tube kink and reduces stress on your pump, which facilitates quick and easy inflation.

Gradient Load Wingtips

Gradient load wingtips integrate progressive density cloth in the high load areas radiating from the attachment points.

Bomb proof trailing edge (TE) construction featuring a 3 layer tapering of heavy duty dacron material to increase durability of the TE.

Four Piece Struts

The new 4-piece strut has added a double folded straight stitch seam aligned with a 20mm wide webbing strip to reduce point of wearing. This increases durability and rigidness of the struts

Airush Lithium Strut Connection

The Unity Strut Connection provides a solid point connection from strut to leading egde to create a stiff structure which helps in performance and relaunching. The Unity Strut Connection working in conjunction with the 4 Piece Struts allows for a thinner and lighter strut.

Airush Pulley

Made of tough Zytel material for high strength and resistance to abrasion and impact, the Airush Pulley was designed specifically and has the pigtails hole directionally correct to eliminate bridle wear.

Leading Edge Seam

A Leading Edge connection seam with a slick 19mm soft webbing reinforcement to handle harder crashes. Increased mark cloth sections at the front of all canopy seams at the leading edge to stop stitching and seam wear points.

Tips and information from Airush Kite Designer, Mark Pattison:
“The Lithium is by far our most popular kite in the range.  Kiters year after year use the Lithium because it’s ease of use, smooth power delivery, versatility in all types of conditions and disciplines, and quick relaunching.  By changing wingtip design and subtle difference in aspect ratio, the Lithium in smaller sizes adds more top-end range for those gusty or building wind conditions.  The wingtip design adds even more direct steering and assists in depower allowing you to accelerate and decelerate smoothly.  The flatter wingtip give even more response and direct steering.  If you are looking for that extremely fun kite, ideal for the everyday rider, the 2016 Lithium is perfect for you.”

Airush LITHIUM Size guids

 

AK Boost Footstraps 2020

AK Boost Footstraps 2020

  • Velcro fastened foot strap.
  • Directional grooving for prime board connection.
  • Dual density molded footbed.

Simplicity, comfort, and durability are the primary focuses of the Boost. With a single Velcro closure, the strap is quick and easy to tighten and loosen for various foot sizes with or without booties.

The Boost features a Dual Density footbed, which is molded with a soft layer that contours to your foot shape, while the denser secondary layer absorbs the impact from monster landings.

The Boost offers two size options to fit the smallest to the largest foot.

Colour: Teal 

Size: Small Size Mens: US 3 – 7
Large Size Mens: US 7 – 13

Features

TONGUE LOCATION PINS

With a simple velcro closure that can easily be adjusted with one hand, the core aft allows for easy on-the-fly adjustment to compliment your style of riding.

DUAL DENSITY EVA FOOTBED

The Dual Density Footbed creates a soft primary layer that contours to your individual foot shape, while the denser secondary layer absorbs the impact from monster landings. The 3D molded foot bed contours to the rider’s foot allowing for its high level of comfort. The foot-bed is designed with directional grooving to keep the rider’s foot firmly positioned during riding.

DIRECTIONAL GROOVING

Directional grooving guides your heel towards the center of the pad, helps your toes to grip more effectively, and stops your feet from slipping out of position when jumping or in heavy chop.

AK Element Footstraps 2020

AK Element Footstraps 2020

  • Premium ergonomic support footstraps.
  • Dual molded direct impact footbed.
  • Angled adjustment straps to fit all foot shapes.

The AK Element Footstraps sets the standard in comfort, durability, and ergonomic support. Through extensive research into alignment and the natural movement of the rider’s ankles, knees, and upper body during riding and high impact landings, the Dual Molded Direct Impact foot bed was developed. The two part dual density molded design features an ultra-comfortable lower density upper layer with extra cushioning on the lateral (outer) side of your foot, with a denser, more supportive impact resistant layer on the medial (inner) side of the foot, guiding your knees outwards during high impact landings. This technology, common in running and athletic shoes, offers the best support and stability while minimizing the chances of fatigue and injury.

The variable angle adjustment strap works in conjunction with the directional grooving to keep your foot firmly in place. This, combined with the adjustable rubber molded tongue, enables you to fine-tune the Element to fit your specific foot shape and create the ultimate connection to the board.

Colour: Teal or Black

Size: Medium – Large (US 6 – 13)

Features

DUAL MOLDED DIRECT IMPACT FOOTBED

The two-part dual density molding design creates an ultra-comfortable upper layer which is active during regular riding, with a denser more supportive impact resistant layer specifically designed to support and cushion your feet during high impact landings.

This unique design increases the ergonomic support to the inside of your foot, which in turn guides your knees outwards during riding.

RUBBER TONGUES

The unique rubber molded adjustable tongue creates a soft flexible framework to support the footstrap and enables the rider to personalize the position of the strap on the base plate, by moving the molded tongue insert forwards or backwards.

The dual primary slots create variable sizing options for riders with very big feet or those riding in booties.

DIRECTIONAL GROOVING

Directional grooving guides your heel towards the center of the pad, helps your toes to grip more effectively, and stops your feet from slipping out of position when jumping or in heavy chop.

Airush Vox – 2017 – 28% off

2017 Airush Vox

Upgraded with a new overall design, the Airush Vox features many performance enhancements while remaining soft and easy to manage.

  • Plug and Play Performance
  • Ultra durable and easy to use
  • Perfect stability and upwind performance

An ideal freeride board for entry-level riders. The Airush VOX utilises a new outline and wider tips, which means better stability, upwind tracking, and low-end performance. Utilising our trusted Paulownia wood core, this years VOX is lighter than ever, delivering the perfect combination of flex and durability.

Discipline: Entry Level, Freeride

VOX Construction

The Airush Multizone Biotech construction is a vertical wood core sandwich comprising of a dual density Balsa and Poplar core with ABS rail and tips. The higher density poplar stringer creates a hyper responsive center section while the outer balsa section minimizes the weight. Our wood cores are renowned for their response, durability and smoothness, and are combined with a versatile triaxial laminate, for all-round performance and durability.

TIPS & TUNING

The Airush VOX range is the perfect board for entry level riders because it has a nice blend of flex and rocker for a smooth ride through flat water or chop.  There are 3 sizes which covers a good amount of riders sizes.  From a entry level of riding the 145cm is the best for larger riders (85kg+), 140cm would be ideal for Average weights  (55-85kg range) while the 135cm are for much smaller rider (sub 55kg).  This is recommended for the easiest learning experience while having a board that can remain with you.

 

Airush Switch Progression 2018

Airush Switch Progression 2018

The Airush Switch Progression 2018 takes the ever-popular design and construction of the Switch into a super easy and comfortable board to start and continue your kiteboarding progression.

For all-round entry-level freeride, the Switch Progression features a parallel outline, a refined and smooth flex pattern combined with a flatter rocker for amazing easy planning and upwind ability.

The Switch Progression Features The Airush Multi-zone Biotech construction, this is a vertical Paulownia wood core sandwich. This multilayer construction creates a consistent density from the natural material. The Progression range is constructed with an ABS rail to make sure that your board stays strong and can handle impact through one’s progressing stages.

Key Features

AR Glass

AR Glass

This classic layup found on the Switch and Switch Progression is focused on durability and responsiveness, ensuring a perfect combination for freeriding needs. This construction is simple yet effective for soft, easy and forgiving riding.
MULTIZONE BIOTECH CORE

Multizone Biotech Core

The Airush multizone biotech construction is a vertical paulownia wood core sandwich. This multilayer construction creates a consistent density from the natural material. Our wood cores are renowned for their response, durability and smoothness, and are combined with a versatile combination of laminates depending on each model’s requirement, for all-round performance and durability.

FLEX TIPS

Flex Tips

The Airush Switch Progression 2018 is designed with progressive independent flex tips and a more progressive continuous rocker line. These flex tips allow for a responsive and smooth ride in choppier and high swell conditions.

ABS REINFORCED INSERTS & RAILS

ABS Reinforced Inserts & Rails

No more pulled or broken inserts from hard landings or crashes. Featured on all Airush boards, the abs reinforced inserts create the ultimate amount of durability whether riding with boots or straps.

The progression range is also constructed with an abs rail to make sure that your board stays strong and can handle impact through one’s progressing stages.

FREERIDE ORIENTED

Freeride Oriented

Airush Switch Progression 2018 Shape

The Ultra-Flex tip shape and narrow tip outline found in the Switch & Switch Sonic ranges is designed to give the most forgiving and softest ride in our range.

1: Center Spine: Reduced stiffness around the tips to maintain a high level of stability underfoot to prevent unwanted distortion.

2: Venturi Concave: Increased planing ability, allowing for a more user-friendly, forgiving, ride.

3: Freeride Outline: With extra curve along the rail, having the tips narrower in relation to the central width allows for smooth carving and easy rail to rail transitioning.

Freeride Continuous Rocker

Freeride Continuous Rocker

This is Airush’s freeride oriented rocker that delivers the ideal balance between control, ease of planing and smooth transitioning for the ultimate freeride experience.

FMS RATING

FMS Rating

Airush introduced the FMS rating 6 years ago as the first brand to quantify how much a twintip flexes. Instead of the good old “feel” test, which can be very deceptive due to the impact of the length on the overall stiffness, FMS takes into account the board’s length and deflection. A lower rating indicates a softer board more suited to freeride, while higher rated stiffer boards are more suited to freestyle. The Airush Switch Progression has an FMS rating of 5.

Performance

Airush Switch Progression 2018 Performance

 

Airush Switch Core V9 2019

Airush Switch Core V9 2019

The Airush Switch Core 2019 is one of Airush’s most popular boards and we’re a fan of it too. It’s on our go to list of freeride boards that’s great for carving around, smooth though chop as well as being grippy and responsive when you want to load it for jumps. Plus the flex pattern and base shape give soft and comfortable landings. A great allrounder for beginner to advanced riders.

Airush Switch Core V9 2019

  • Ultimate freeride machine.
  • Smooth cruising full flex tips.
  • Cross Bracing technology.

The longest running board model in kiteboarding history, the Switch is the ultimate and most refined freeride machine. Recent significant changes in the 3D deck contouring has improved the flex characteristics for excellent comfort and weight reduction which gives this board a smoother and livelier riding experience.

The Airush Multi-zone Biotech Construction is a vertical Paulownia wood core sandwich; this multilayer construction creates a consistent density from the natural material. This core construction allows us to design the boards with a broad thickness variance throughout the deck. The Flex Tip technology featured on our Switch range orients the board’s stiffness through the center between the rider’s feet. This increases  stability under foot while allowing the tips of the board to flex freely which results in an ultra-smooth and comfortable ride.

The cross-bracing technology supports the flexible tips from over flexing, which increases durability by orienting composite tape diagonally across the tips of the board.

  • All new refined and redesigned 3D shape
  • Centralized stiffening
  • 2.0 ABS Reinforced Inserts
  • Full-flex tip technology
  • New Large sizing
  • Updated Fiberfil Fins for 60% Increase in strength
  • Matte PBT Base for improved scratch resistance

Key Features

2019 Airush Switch Core

AR Glass

This classic layup found on the Switch and Switch Progression is focused on durability and responsiveness, ensuring a perfect combination for freeriding needs. This construction is simple yet effective for soft, easy and forgiving riding.

MULTIZONE BIOTECH CORE

Multizone Biotech Core

The Airush Multizone Biotech Construction is a vertical paulownia wood core sandwich. This multilayer construction creates a consistent density from the natural material. The wood cores are renowned for their response, durability and smoothness, and are combined with a versatile combination of laminates depending on each model’s requirement, for all-round performance and durability.

FLEX TIPS

Flex Tips

The Switch is designed with Progressive Independent Flex Tips and a more progressive continuous rocker line. These flex tips allow for a responsive and smooth ride in choppier and high swell conditions.

ABS REINFORCED INSERTS & RAILS

ABS Reinforced Inserts 

No more pulled or broken inserts from hard landings or crashes. Featured on all Airush boards, the ABS reinforced inserts create the ultimate amount of durability whether riding with boots or straps.

 

FREERIDE ORIENTED

Freeride Oriented

The Ultra-Flex tip shape and narrow tip outline found in the Switch & Switch Sonic ranges is designed to give the most forgiving and softest ride in our range.

1: Center Spine: Reduced stiffness around the tips to maintain a high level of stability underfoot to prevent unwanted distortion.

2: Venturi Concave: Increased planing ability, allowing for a more user-friendly, forgiving, ride.

3: Freeride Outline: With extra curve along the rail, having the tips narrower in relation to the central width allows for smooth carving and easy rail to rail transitioning.

Freeride Continuous Rocker

Freeride Continuous Rocker

This is Airush’s freeride oriented rocker and it delivers the ideal balance between control, ease of planing and smooth transitioning for the ultimate freeride experience.

FMS RATING

FMS Rating 6.5/10

Airush introduced FMS rating as the first brand to quantify how much a twintip flexes. Instead of the good old “feel” test, which can be very deceptive due to the impact of the length on the overall stiffness, FMS takes into account the board’s length and deflection. A lower rating indicates a softer board more suited to freeride, and higher-rated stiffer boards are more suited to freestyle.

 

2019 Airush Switch Core

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Airush Core Carving Foil 2019

2019 Airush Core Carving Foil

The 2019 Airush Core Carving Foil is the ideal foil for those looking to learn to hydrofoil, ride at lower speeds and carve smoothly through manoeuvres.

Designed to take you from your first steps in foiling to advanced carving. The Airush Carving Foil features our high stability, 1050 cm^2 carving front wing, and recommends the 80cm Mast.

The larger wing provides lift at lower speed while the intermediate mast length creates a very stable platform for the entry-level rider or advanced rider looking for more manoeuvre oriented riding.

The unique design of the rear X-Wing highlights its benefits in this configuration where the standard “tips up” configuration creates a very stable platform or can be inverted “tips down“ to increase manoeuvrability and turn your foil into a carving machine.

Features

2019 Airush Core Carving Foil

 

ALUMINIUM MAST RANGE

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Aluminium Mast Range provide 4 different sized options to meet riders levels and styles of riding. The standard 80cm is recommended with the Core Carving Foil. You can change it to bigger or small sized masts with simple 3 bolt attachment to the mast and fuselage.

STREAMLINED CONNECTION PLATE2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The streamlined connection plate absolutely minimises any drag when you get going or touch down, while creating a solid connection to the mast.

MICRO TRIM ADJUSTMENT WITH OPEN ENDS

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The 12mm slots enable micro trim adjustment when not being used in a track system. The open ends make the plate much quicker and easier to fit, when used in a track system.

ANHEDRAL FRONT WING

2019 Airush Core Carving Foil

 

The Anhedral front wing with horizontal tips, creates stability, specifically when carving, by preventing side slipping and improved ventilation correction.

Rear X-Wing

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The X-Wing rear configuration enables the rear wing to be setup in two modes. The Standard kite mode has the rear wing set “tips up” which gives a more stable platform at speed. When inverted “tips down”, the foil becomes more manoeuvre and carving oriented, ideal for larger wings and shorter masts.

MODULAR FOIL PLATFORM

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Modular Foil platform considers the evolution in foiling to allow each rider to customise their setup. From the first rides and lower speed performance to the most technical riding abilities, with longer masts and higher speed wings, the Modular Foil platform is designed to meet the needs of riders at every level.

Stealth Fuselage

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Stealth Fuselage minimises drag while maximising stiffness. The flow dynamics minimise any oscillation you would find in a round fuselage, resulting in increased stability.

TRIMABLE REAR WING

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The trimable rear wing connection allows you to adjust the trim angle to compensate for the lift requirements of different rider levels, personal preference and using different wing configurations.

TRIPLE BOLT CONNECTION TOP AND BOTTOM

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Triple Bolt connection located on the top and bottom of the mast work in conjunction with the chamfered slot for a bombproof connection while enabling a quick switch out between mast options.

2019 Airush Core Carving Foil

Airush Core Freeride Foil 2019

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The 2019 Airush Core Freeride foil is designed for moderate speed for the intermediate rider. To produce a good balance between manoeuvrability and stability the foil has a kite rear x-wing configuration and a 825cm^2 freeride front wing.

For the rider looking for a moderate speed setup, the 2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil set features the intermediate aspect ratio 825 cm2  front wing and recommends the 80cm Mast as a standard.

The smaller wing takes a bit more power to get going but allows a higher top-end speed. At the same time the longer mast gives you more time to react at speed and the additional clearance for the rear wing when set “tips up” for increased control.

Features

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

ALUMINIUM MAST RANGE

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Aluminium Mast Range provide 4 different sized options to meet riders levels and styles of riding. The standard 80cm is recommended with the Core Freeride Foil. You can change it to bigger or small sized masts with simple 3 bolt attachment to the mast and fuselage.

STREAMLINED CONNECTION PLATE2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The streamlined connection plate absolutely minimises any drag when you get going or touch down, while creating a solid connection to the mast.

MICRO TRIM ADJUSTMENT WITH OPEN ENDS

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The 12mm slots enable micro trim adjustment when not being used in a track system. The open ends make the plate much quicker and easier to fit, when used in a track system.

ANHEDRAL FRONT WING2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

 

 

The Anhedral front wing with horizontal tips, creates stability, specifically when carving, by preventing side slipping and improved ventilation correction.

Rear X-Wing

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The X-Wing rear configuration enables the rear wing to be setup in two modes. The Standard kite mode has the rear wing set “tips up” which gives a more stable platform at speed. When inverted “tips down”, the foil becomes more manoeuvre and carving oriented, ideal for larger wings and shorter masts.

MODULAR FOIL PLATFORM

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Modular Foil platform considers the evolution in foiling to allow each rider to customise their setup. From the first rides and lower speed performance to the most technical riding abilities, with longer masts and higher speed wings, the Modular Foil platform is designed to meet the needs of riders at every level.

Stealth Fuselage

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Stealth Fuselage minimises drag while maximising stiffness. The flow dynamics minimise any oscillation you would find in a round fuselage, resulting in increased stability.

TRIMABLE REAR WING

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The trimable rear wing connection allows you to adjust the trim angle to compensate for the lift requirements of different rider levels, personal preference and using different wing configurations.

TRIPLE BOLT CONNECTION TOP AND BOTTOM

2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil

The Triple Bolt connection located on the top and bottom of the mast work in conjunction with the chamfered slot for a bombproof connection while enabling a quick switch out between mast options.
2019 Airush Core Freeride Foil