As a dedicated 5-line kite, the Razor attracts C-kite enthusiasts, freestyle fanatics, and wave purists with its high-end performance. Designed with 2x Vice World Champion Alex Pastor, 2009 World Champion Bruna Kajiya, Dutch Champion Bas Koole, and up and coming rookie Oswald Smith. The 2013 Airush Razor keeps the C-kite feel and performance that wakestyle and freestyle riders demand. While maintaining these characteristics of amazing pop, unhooked ability and kite looping, the Razor has great range and comfort for everyday riders. Never has a kite delivered the highest level of performance within the reach of intermediate riders. Now available in Bullet Proof Construction featured only on the Razor Team. Built and tested to minimize impact related damages and enhance responsiveness throughout the entire kite.
Note: Aramid Load Frame Technology only available on Razor Team Series (Red CC)
All Airush kites feature the Hardcore Construction, a focus and commitment to structural integrity.
- This includes a 4 piece strut with bomb proof double sandwich centre seam to reduce the amount of stitching points for reduce wear as well as increased rigidity.
- 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.
Airush revolutionizes the way kites are made with the all-new Aramid Load Frame technology. Aramid, found in bulletproof vests, is strategically placed throughout the kite to create a frame that improves the kites structure and response. This construction absorbs impact throughout the canopy, minimizes stretch and reduces the area between each stitch point, further increasing the strength of the kite. Not only does the frame create a solid structure but also increases performance. The Aramid Load Frame makes a more solid link throughout the entire kite, which enhances the response from rider to kite.
In its first year, the Aramid Load Frame is featured on the Razor Team and the Wave. Two ranges that see the most abuse and beating from our riders, Airush find it absolutely necessary to implement this construction in these kites to maximize the longevity.
The Airush Razor and Razor Team feature the 5th Line design. The 5th line allows for a simple, safe and effective support system. Ideal for thinner leading edge and a C-shape arc, the 5th line maximizes the performance of the Razor design without adding complexity of bridles.
The C-kite shape has been regarded as one of the most high performance kite designs to date. Featuring forward flying for upwind ability, immense pop and slack for freestyle/wakestyle maneuvers, and the most direct feel from the bar. Airush has taken these characteristics of the C-kite and added the demands of the New School rider who requires a wider wind range, customizable tuning and greater stability.
The Razor is perfect for freestyle – I designed it to give freestyle/wakestyle riders quite a bit of options to choose from when riding. For everyday freestyle the best front line adjustment would be the blue pigtail. This will allow for a lot more range or depower in the kite. It’s pretty good setting for riders learning new tricks and letting go of the bar – you won’t get hammered as much!
For wakestyle riders and people who want more pop, go for the red pigtail on the front lines. This will give you the most pop possible out of the Razor. The trade off will be the range of the kite will decrease – you will need to start using your board to control your speed instead!
The back lines need to be adjusted accordingly to have the perfect balance when unhooking. I would suggest if you are riding it in the freestyle mode to drop the back lines down 1-2 knots. Depending on your speed preferences, bringing the back line closer to the front of the kite will slow it down – perfect for wakestyle, park and unhook tricks. For kiteloops or just fun freestyle – I would suggest the last two points for an extremely aggressive and maneuverable kite.