Making the Airush one of a kind, the new Smartbar 5 features a truly unique system. With a few simple and quick changes between the all-new bar ends and the exclusive pin adjustment system the Airush Smartbar 5 gives the rider the option of a 45-52-55-62 length bar. An industry first, the Airush Smartbar 5 can be used on all Airush inflatable kites, from our biggest race kite to our smallest freeride kite.
With the overwhelmingly positive response to the Aramid Load Frame being used in the Razor Team and Wave, Airush has decided to implement the same concept of structural integrity and performance into the Lithium and Varial X with the all-new Poly Load Frame. Durable Polyester Fibers are used just like the Aramid, strategically placed along the kite to give more of a solid connection and to prevent stretching throughout the canopy. This proven technique is one of a kind and is only used with Airush kites.
The Airush Lithium Zero breaks the barriers of lightwind riding on a LEI kite. The Zero is extremely light at 3.4 KGs making it stable to fly and manoeuvre in such lightwinds. At 3.4 kgs, the 18m Zero weighs about the same as your average 10m kite.
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.
Featured on all the 2014 Airush Kites, with the exception of the Razor Team and DNA, the V3 Bridle System adds not only to the safety benefits, but also contributes significantly to the feeling and performance of the kites. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, gives a very smooth and responsive de-power. This allows for steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding. This also enables the kite to be steered and controlled when the kite is completely de-powered which is ideal for wave riding.
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 Supported Leading Edge C-Kite, or SL-C, is dedicated to riders who want the most out of a 4-line. The SL-C concept gives a C-Shape arc, which delivers great turning and direct response in combination with Support Leading edge range and relaunching.
The Delta Hybrid design, in conjunction with the V3 bridle, gives the Airush kite a whole new meaning to its performance and feeling. Displaying direct and pivotal turning, the Delta Hybrid insures a great balance of speed and response. Due to the swept wingtips and profile, the Delta Hybrid has instant relaunch capabilities, making this shape ideal for all-around riding and new riders.
Continued for 2014, the Low Y System allows for single front line flag out system. Providing a safe way for killing the power of your kite. Not only improving safety, the Low Y increases the angle of the front lines, which avoids unnecessary pinching or folding of the kite. By doing so, the wingtips become looser and move more independently, greatly increasing the maneuverability, turning speed and response of the kite.
On the entire 2014 Airush control bar range, the Airush Soft Touch is a durable rubber molding, encasing the bar ends. With a softer bar end, the Soft Touch prevents surfboard dings, adds an element of safety and comfort, only available on the 2014 Airush control bar.
The all-new Airush Bar Ends continue for 2014, giving you more customization than any other bar on the market. The 2014 bar end features Soft Touch – a PU coated casing which provides protection for riders and their boards – as well as the built-in bar adjuster which gives an extra 3.5cm of quick adjustment on both sides. The structure of the 2014 bar end also increases the strength of the entire piece, resulting in a far more reliable and durable part.
The Brain Quick Release is Airush complete package of ergonomic, easy and safe way of releasing yourself from the kite. Following industry push away standards, the Brain Quick Release is intuitive to release but also extremely simple to reset. In addition, the internal teflon swivel makes untwisting your lines quick for all your spinning manoeuvres. The Brain Quick Release is featured on all Airush Smart and Analog Bars