For intermediate and advanced riders, the Union excels in all kitesurf disciplines, making it the ultimate all rounder
Airush Union 2016
The Airush Union is completely fresh for 2016 with each size being individually designed, a huge amount of work has gone into this kite and its shows with is brilliant performance across the whole size range. For intermediate and advanced riders, the Union excells in all kitesurf disciplines, jumping, wave riding, unhooked freestyle… it does it all!
Discipline: All-round performance
- Intermediate to advanced all round versatility
- Direct and responsive steering
- Unhooked performance
By starting from scratch with the all-new kite model for 2016, the Union sets out to unite the key Freestyle characteristics of the Razor, the key characteristics of our Industry leading Wave kite and the Freeride abilities of the Lithium.
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. For wave performance, this optimised weight is essential for improved drift stability. And the load frame makes all the difference when additional durability is required.
The result is a superbly balanced kite that excels in the broadest range of conditions. The Union satisfies your demands no matter what the discipline.
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.
This premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Dyneema Load Frame. This provides the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and highest long-term reliability of any materials available.
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.
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.
Airush Hardcore Construction
Airush Frame technology distributes the load off all stitched lines on all main panels of the canopy area on impact during a crash. The outer frame features gradient load wingtips that integrates progressive density cloth in the 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. This 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. This increases 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
The Unity Strut Connection provides a solid point connection from strut to leading edge. This creates 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.
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 Airush UNION 2016 has been built from the ground up using components from the Lithium, Razors and Waves. It is a fantastic kite for any more aggressive or avid rider that is looking for an all-around kite. This kite is a favorite for those who go out on a surf board for an hour session, swap out for boots and a livewire have a freestyle or wakestyle session, then end the day off with big kite loops. It simply does a bit of everything from wave riding, unhooking and boosting.
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