VANTAGE

VANTAGE

"The Vantage is the perfect kite for speed demons. Course, Slalom or Foil - the Vantage is a high aspect design with the focus of upwind angle and speed while balancing downwind reaching. "

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TECHNOFORCE D2 BY TEIJIN 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Description

The Vantage has been developed in conjunction with our Slalom and Race team of Julien Kerneur, Oswald Smith and Katja Roose to give the absolute winning edge of the racecourse.

The high aspect design and refined foil shape work together to optimize the speed through the window allowing the kite to sit far forward, giving maximum top end speed and incredible upwind ability.

The V3 Bridle System works in conjuction with the Race Control Bar for optimum depower while maintaining steering even when completely depowered, making it the perfect race machine.

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The Lab

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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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 Vantage for 2016 is so versatile and fun. We continued to pursue a kite that wins slalom and foil races. Not just built for extreme speed and upwind abilities, we made the kite extremely user friendly for riders who want to boost the biggest with insane hangtime. We have focused a lot on this type of versatility and I think the new Vantage is perfect for riders looking for the ultimate high aspect kite with immense upwind performance, downwind speed and boosting characteristics.” – Mark Pattison: Airush Kite Designer

 

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