2017/18 Airush Ultra v1
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The 2017 Airush Ultra is the lightest kite Airush has ever made. The perfect kite for freeride foil, lightwind sessions and strapless riding. Weighing in at nearly 30% than the 9m Lithium.
- The lightest kite Airush has ever made
- Lasts twice as long (New V4 Dyneema load frame featuring WebTech)
- Perfect for Freeride Foil, lightwind and strapless riding
Five years after introducing the first single strut kite on the market, Airush introduces the all-new Airush ULTRA.
With the radical growth in Hydrofoil riding, the increased trend in strapless drift style wave riding along with the constant search for a kite that flies in lighter winds, the demand for a new generation of kite is clear.
The ULTRA introduces a new breed of the lightest and strongest technology ever developed.
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. For wave performance, this optimized weight is essential for improved drift stability, while the load frame makes all the difference when additional durability is required.
- The ultimate freeride foilboarding kite with incredible relaunching capabilities that can handle gusty conditions.
- The stability, profile and light weigth allows the Ultra to drift down the line, making it perfect for riding waves less powered, parking the kite and oging for that true surf feel.
- The bigger sizes are also ideal for twintip freeriding no matter what your level.
LIGHTEST KITE WE HAVE EVER MADE
Considering that the 9m Ultra is nearly 1 kg (2.2 lbs) lighter than the 9m Lithium, you begin to understand how the kite stays in the air way beyond any other inflatable strut kites. This takes it into the realm of foil kites, without any of the traditional water relaunch and complexity challenges.
The Benefits of the lightweight are: The Ultra stays in the air in the absolute lightest of wind, ideal for gusty conditions, difficult launches and marginal conditions. You can ride one size smaller than anything else, giving you a lighter, smaller and even more responsive kite. The kite maintains steering even when far forward in the window and/or underpowered. Relaunching is easier due to the lightweight.
LASTS TWICE AS LONG
The all-new Airush Dyneema Load Frame featuring WebTech is the key to having the lightest single strut kite on the market and not compromising on durability.
By expanding our exclusive Dyneema Load Frame throughout the areas normally occupied by Dacron with Webtech, we are able to eliminate this heavy fabric and utilize the Dyneema web fibers instead ? weighing less without compromising strength.
We achieve all of these weight savings while still using our legendary TECHNOFORCE D2 by Teijin and Dimension Polyant Leading edge and strut material.
Central to the concept of the Load Frame are the lightweight Dyneema yarns, where each single yarn can carry almost 40kg of load. These are integrated into the canopy through a 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.
WebTech WebTech replaces the traditional Dacron reinforcing by channeling the broader loads into the Load Frame through a web "sub frame" of Dyneema. This is featured in key areas such as the primary attachment points on the leading edge or the rear attachment points, while also being used to support structural components such as the center strut.
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 UV Stability, along with the highest long-term reliability of any fabric available. V3 BRIDLE
The V3 Bridle along with high sweep in the leading edge gives immense depower while allowing the kite to fly forward in the window when heading upwind or high apparent wind on your foil.
SINGLE STRUT PERFORMANCE
By staying with a single strut (as opposed to a zero strut design) combined with the higher overall sweep on the leading edge we maintain easy relaunching capabilities in marginal winds.
In addition, the square wingtips allow for reverse relaunching for more experienced riders and creates more leverage to get the kite to roll over.
Because it?s an inflatable you never have to worry about your kite getting swamped with water no matter how much time it spends in the water.
LIGHTWEIGHT COMPACT KITEBAG
Even the kitebag has been optimized, using premium lightweight Ripstop nylon (mountaineering technology) to create a unique bag that folds into its own pocket and weighs less than 250 gm.
BAR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
All Airush bridled kites feature the Bar Pressure Adjustments on the leading edge of the kite. These options allow the rider to select the perfect amount of feedback and comfort in the bar while riding with simple and quick adjustments before your session!
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. This in conjunction with the Airush High Velocity pump makes inflating your kite extremely fast to get you on the water as quickly as possible.
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.
On all Airush kites, the emergency safety handles are provided on each wingtips. This maximize the control and security when performing self-rescuing. FBI ONE PUMP VALVES
The oversized SPIS valve (Single Point Inflation System) optimizes inflation and deflation. The Fast Bladder inflation (FBI) features increased wall thickness and oversized diameter tubing. This eliminates tube kink and reduces stress on your pump, resulting in a quick and easy inflation.
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.
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.
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 while still minimizing weight which affects the kites performance.