2017 Airush Diamond – 40% off

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The 2017 Airush Diamond features a refined profile and balanced configuration that appealing to performance freestyle and wave riders while stable and user friendly enough for intermediate riders.

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2017 Airush Diamond 12m

40% OFF – Was £1249, Now £749

Discipline: All-round performance/lighter rider specific kite

 

The Diamond kite is really similar to last years great design, with a new dyneema load frame making it super light but also incredibly strong. Now with an even smaller diameter on the bar, making it perfect for those with smaller hands! An ideal kite for lighter rider, female or male, who are 75kg or lighter.

The Diamond Kite features a refined profile and balanced configuration that appeals to a broad range of users from performance freestylers to wave riders while still being stable and user friendly enough for intermediate riders.

The unique shape is light on the bar with a short bar throw, so that even the lightest of riders can easily get the kite to the edge of the window in stronger conditions. For 2017 the updated V3.2 bridle configuration features reduced bridle length without compromising on turning and depower.

The Diamond Series kite features Technoforce D2 by Teijin in conjunction with the Dyneema load frame, giving any female rider an insanely durable kite that will last them several seasons.

Available Sizes: 12m

The ideal bar to pair with this kite is the Access Bar (formerly Diamond Bar) which has a smaller chicken loop and shorter throw for easier reach.

Diamond Kite Features:

– Dedicated Female Specific 4 Line Performance Hybrid C Kite
– Light Bar Pressure
– Reduced Bar throw with Same depower range
– Easy Upwind Performance
– Polyester Load Frame Technology
– Double Rip Stop Technoforce D2 by Teijin Canopy
– New Oversized SPS valve (Single Point Inflation System)
– All New One Pump System

Tips and Tuning:

What were the challenges of designing a lighter rider specific kite?

The challenges of designing a lighter rider specific kite, we had to try and search for a lot of feedback from riders and see what they prefer and want from a kite. Besides the obvious of being lighter weight and having slightly shorter arms than taller, heavier riders, we found shorter and lighter riders didn’t want such solid parked power and preferred something a bit more forgiving.

What makes the Diamond Kite a lightweight rider specific kite?
The Diamond kite is specifically designed for smaller riders, sub 75kg, having a super light bar pressure and a short bar throw. The difference between the Diamond and say a Lithium is once you move the bar 25cm away from the rider, she gets full depower. Where as a Lithium will still have about 70% of its power and need the bar around 45cm away from the rider to achieve full depower. For lighter riders, a strong parked power actually makes it harder for riders to hold a solid edge. Having a kite that sits a bit further forward allows for easier upwind ability especially in overpowered conditions.

How did you achieve a shorter bar throw with the same safety range?
It was quite a mission to be able to achieve short bar throw with lots of depower and also to have light bar pressure together at the same time. The whole concept of those three things actually contradict each other, so we had to work a lot on the shape of the kite, getting the ratio between the chord length of the wing tip and the centre chord ratio just right to work with the position of the bridles on the LE. We also tried plenty of shorter bridle options but found this drastically reduced the amount of depower and increased the bar pressure, which went against our design goals.

Technology:
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SLC Design

The Supported Leading Edge c-kite or SLC is dedicated to riders who want everything from a 5 line C-kite in a 4 line format. The SLC concept gives a C-shape arc and squarer wingtips, which delivers great turning and direct response in combination with the bridle that supports the leading edge, great range, depower and relaunching abilities.
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V3 Bridle

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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Poly Load Frame

With the overwhelming positive response of the Aramid Load Frame being used in the Razor and Wave. Airush has decided to implement the same concept of structural integrity and performance into the Lithium, Varial X, and Diamond with the all new Poly Load Frame. Durable Polyester Fibers are used just like Aramid, strategically placed along the kite to give a more solid connection and prevent stretching throughout the canopy. This proven technique is one of a kind and only used with Airush kites.

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Technoforce D2 By Teijin
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This premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Aramid 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.

This premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Aramid 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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Brand

Airush Kiteboarding

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Weight3 kg
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