£869.00 – £1,309.00
The infamous Wave; the most dedicate wave riding kite out there, and just in time for the big winds and waves!
2019 Airush Wave
Responsive, quick across the window and a great drifter, the Wave is a superb kite and a solid favourite here at The Kitesurf Centre
- Direct response, agile turning with perfect drifting capabilities.
- Shipped standard with V3 bridle and an optional fixed bridle.
- Updated wingtip shape for stability and gust response.
THE NEW WAVE
Wave and strapless riding have come a long way since we first introduced the Wave kite, but through ongoing development, we continue to take those driving turns, big strapless forwards, and smooth power delivery to a new performance level. The 2019 Airush Wave V8´s updated shape is focused around refinement, while customization through bridle options give a fresh perspective.
With the optional fixed bridle, riders can pick between more direct steering and on-off power delivery without pulleys or a smooth and progressive ride with amazing gust response with pulleys. This fixed bridle has been designed specifically for each size of kite in the 2019 Airush Wave V8 range, giving the rider the most efficient and precise bridling.
The benefits of the unique construction of Airush Kites is evident in the Wave, where the Load Frame, absolute premium materials and years of construction refinement deliver the perfect balance of light weight drifting capabilities and precision turning with durability and reliability.
AIRUSH LOAD FRAME V4 FEATURING WEBTECH
By extending the v4 Load Frame with WebTech throughout the areas normally occupied by Dacron, we are able to reduce or remove the heavier fabric and use the Ballistic high-modulus polyethylene web fibres instead to increase strength and reduce weight.
INTEGRATED HIGH MODULUS POLYETHYLENE YARNS
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 are integrated into the canopy through reinforced taping that allows them to elongate when under extreme load, absorbing most of the shock that traditionally would have run through the canopy. At the same time, they carry the primary load of the canopy, preventing stretch and increasing long-term performance.
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.
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.
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 Reinforcements in critical areas protect the kite from wear while still minimising weight.
SPS & FBI
The oversized SPS valve (Single Point Inflation System) optimises inflation and deflation. The Fast Bladder Inflation (FBI) increased wall thickness and oversized diameter tubing eliminates tube kink. The SPS cover supports the tubing, further limiting UV damage to the material and preventing over flexing when packing.
REAR LINE ADJUSTMENT
The Rear Line Adjustment featured on all Airush kites allows for quick changes in the kites bar pressure and response. Adjustment towards “High” will 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.
V3.2 BRIDLE SYSTEM
The V3.2 bridle system is now 10% shorter. Improvements to the bridle contribute significantly to the turning speed and performance of supported leading edge kites. In addition, the total depower adds immensely to the safety benefits.
RECYCLED POLYESTER KITE BAG
Around 36 billion plastic bottles are produced every year and more than 30% of non-recycled plastics will end up in the rivers or oceans.
Waste 2 Wear recycle 100% post-consumer plastic bottles into eco-friendly fabrics. This unique process turns environmentally damaging waste into useable, sustainable yarns. The recycled yarns are then combined with natural fibres to be woven or knitted into eco-friendly fabrics so that they can be used for garments, home textiles and accessories.