LITHIUM

LITHIUM

"As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything from freeride, jumping, looping and waves."

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NEXT GENERATION DYNEEMA LOAD FRAME TECHNOFORCE D2 BY TEIJIN DELTA HYBRID DESIGN V3 Bridle HARDCORE CONSTRUCTION
  • AIRUSH FRAME TECHNOLOGY

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    Airush Frame Technology reinforces the perimeter of the kite through a full perimeter framework of heavier duty cloth, dispersing load at critical connection points and damage prone areas such as the trailing edge and leading edge.  This works in conjunction with the Gradient Load wingtips and the innovative Airush Load Frame for maximum durability without increased weight.

  • TECHNOFORCE D2 by TEIJIN

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    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 longterm reliability of any materials available.

  • GRADIENT LOAD WINGTIPS

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    Gradient Wing Tips create a more progressive load throughout the kite, greatly reducing strain on key stress points.  These details give major lasting effects on all Airush kites to handle your riding style and conditions.

  • F.B.I ONE PUMP VALVES

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    The oversized SPS 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.

  • FOUR PIECE STRUT

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    The 4-Piece Strut has added a double folded stitch seam aligned with a 20mm wide webbing strip to reduce point of wearing.  This increases durability and rigidness of the struts in all Airush kites.

  • UNITY STRUT CONNECTIONS

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    The Unity Strut Connection provides a solid point from strut to leading edge to create a stiff structure which helps in performance and relaunching.  The Unity Strut Connection works in conjunction with the 4 Piece struts allowing for a thinner and lighter strut.

  • LOAD ALIGNED CONSTRUCTION

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    By studying the direction of loading on the typical kite, we have aligned the load frame to disperse force directly from the center of effort to the wingtips, increasing both durability and response.  This alignment considers the movement of the canopy under high impact, supporting the struts and largest areas of open cloth.

Feature

Description

  • The World’s favorite freeride kite
  • Incredibly stable with smooth consistent drive
  • Fast and simple to relaunch due to the Delta Hybrid design

As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything from freeride, jumping, looping and waves.   With amazing park power, stability and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design insures the quickest response throughout the air as well as instant relaunching capabilities.

The Lithium 17 uses the same Lithium freeride flying characteristics in the extreme lightwind category. Both innovative in their own designs, these kites are focused on reducing weight in the overall construction.

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 optimised weight is essential for improved drift stability, while the load frame makes all the difference when additional durability is required.

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The Lab

NEXT GENERATION DYNEEMA LOAD FRAME

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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 highest long-term reliability of any materials.

TECHNOFORCE D2 BY TEIJIN

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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 highest long-term reliability of any materials available.

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DELTA HYBRID DESIGN

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The Delta Hybrid design in conjunction with the V3 bridle gives the Airush kite a whole new meaning to 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 and entry level riders.

V3 Bridle

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The V3 bridle system contributes significantly to the feeling and performance of supported leading edge kites, in addition the total depower adds immensely to the safety benefits. 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 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.

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HARDCORE CONSTRUCTION

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All Airush kites feature the Hardcore Construction, a focus and commitment to structural integrity.

1. AIRUSH FRAME TECHNOLOGY

Airush Frame technology distributes the load off all stitched lines on all main panels of the canopy area on impact during a crash, while the outer frame features gradient load wingtips that integrates progressive density cloth in te high load areas radiating from the attachment points.

2. ONE PUMP VALVES

Increased wall thickness and oversized diameter of the tubing eliminates tube kink and reduces stress on your pump, which facilitates quick and easy inflation.

3. 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 to increase durability of the te. Available on the DNA and Lithium

4. 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 in all Airush kites.

5. STRUT CONNECTION

The Unity Strut Connection provides a solid point connection from strut to leading egded to create 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.

6. AIRUSH PULLEY

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.

7. 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 & Tuning

“The Lithium is by far our most popular kite in the range.  Kiters year after year use the Lithium because it’s ease of use, smooth power delivery, versatility in all types of conditions and disciplines, and quick relaunching.  By changing wingtip design and subtle difference in aspect ratio, the Lithium in smaller sizes adds more top-end range for those gusty or building wind conditions.  The wingtip design adds even more direct steering and assists in depower allowing you to accelerate and decelerate smoothly.  The flatter wingtip give even more response and direct steering.  If you are looking for that extremely fun kite, ideal for the everyday rider, the 2016 Lithium is perfect for you.” – Airush Kite Designer, Mark Pattison

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