The 2016 Airush Wave Kite introduces a new level of refinement for this groundbreaking design.
The unique design was engineered specifically for the wave enthusiast, this enables the kite to fly forward in the window when required,
keeping the rider deep in the pocket, steering immediately no matter where it is in the window, then sitting back and drifting in the turns when more stability is required. Refinements in the chord length, wingtips and canopy layout make for a smooth power delivery and fluid steering consistent across the range,
while the V3 bridle system maintains even tension throughout the kite enabling perfect steering even when depowered and sheeted out. 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. The Wave responds perfectly to rider input and allows you to get into the perfect position on the wave, no matter what the wind conditions, taking your riding into a new realm. 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. 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. The Supported Leading Edge c-kite or SLC is dedicated to riders who want everything from a 5 line C-kite in a 4 line format.
The SLC concept gives a C-shape arc and squarer wingtips, which delivers great turning and direct response in combination with the bridle that supports the leading edge, great range, depower and relaunching abilities. 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.
The Wave kite is a personal favorite. For 2016, we have increase the diameter of the leading edge even further in the smaller sizes.
This adds even better stability in gusty conditions or when driving the kite around at great speeds.
We have added two additional sizes to give riders the option of exactly the type of power they want at their home spot. I recommend the 6-8-10m option for bigger riders, such as 85kg+.
The 5-7-9 is perfect combination for anyone smaller.