£819.00 – £849.00
Extremely versatile freeride kite for riders at any level. Incredibly stable with smooth and consistent drive with quick turning speed. Fast and simple to relaunch due to the delta hybrid design.
Airush Lithium 2018
Available to demo – come and have a play on one of our favourite kites the Airush Lithium 2018!
The Airush Lithium 2018 is as comfortable in the hands of a first time kiter as the advanced rider looking for a lot of everything: freeriding, jumping, looping and waves.
- All-round freeride performance.
- Predictable and stable.
- Wide wind range.
The most premium construction in the Lithium range, the Lithium Core uses the Teijin Technoforce D2 Double Ripstop Canopy and our exclusive Airush Load Frame with WebTech, a combination that makes this kite by far the strongest kite we have ever designed. For riders who spend countless hours on the water, the Lithium Core construction is ideal.
The Single Point System on the Lithium Core features an XL Boston Inflate/Deflate valve making inflation effortless while the V3.2 Bridle improves the steering when overpowered or sheeted out, ideal for wave riding or riding powered up. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design ensures the quickest response through the air as well as instant relaunch. With amazing park power, stability, and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite.
Airush Lithium 2018 Key Features
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, found in bulletproof vests, is found throughout the Airush kites. These Kevlar reinforcements are only put in the most critical areas to protect from wear and tear while still minimising weight that affects the kites performance.
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 limits UV damage to the material and prevents 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; additionally, the total depower adds immensely to the safety benefits.
Recycled Polyester Kite Bag
Around 36 billion plastic bottles are produced every year which results in 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 usable, sustainable yarns. The recycled yarn is then combined with natural fibres to be woven or knitted into eco-friendly fabrics to be used for garments, home textiles and accessories.
We love the Airush as using recycled plastic as it’s time to make this outdoor sport even more eco friendly
Airush Lithium 2018 Performance Specs
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