Airush Ultra 2024 Kitesurfing Review

Airush Ultra 2024

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When it comes to discovering the ultimate combination in lightweight performance design for foil, freeride, and surf, they need to look no further than the Ultra kite. This kite offers a unique blend of stability, low end power, and responsive drive, allowing it to fly further forward in the window. One of the key features of the Ultra is its lightweight Single Strut Geometry paired with a higher tension canopy, which results in a highly responsive and efficient kite.

The Ultra kite has proven to be a lifesaver during summer sessions. It is super stable and drifts well while foiling, allowing me to ride before anyone else. It is also perfect for lighter conditions, making it ideal for my girlfriend. I have also had incredibly fun freeride sessions using the Ultra on a twintip board.

One area where the Ultra excels is maintaining its canopy rigidity and leach stability, even in lower winds. It feels fast and efficient, making it ideal for foiling and surfing. Additionally, its quick handling and low wind maneuverability add to its versatility.

The Ultra has received great feedback from freeride foil enthusiasts and can also hold its own as a wave kite. Its ability to move easily and fly in extremely light wind conditions makes it a good choice for any rider. Paired with a foil, it becomes the perfect combo to save any session.

This kite leaves nothing to be desired. It performs exceptionally well and offers the best bar pressure. The lightweight Single-Strut Geometry and higher tension canopy contribute to its overall responsiveness.

The Ultra kite features a premium fabric with a high-density structure and uses high-tenacity, double-coated polyester yarn in a double ripstop configuration. This design ensures the canopy remains crisp and responsive for as long as possible by protecting the yarn from UV and abrasion damage.

Airush Bumpers are strategically placed throughout the leading edge of the kite, reducing wear and increasing durability on rough surfaces. These bumpers play a crucial role in extending the lifespan of Airush kites.

The V3.2 Bridle System is a key feature of the Ultra kite as it allows the kite to maintain steering even when completely de-powered. This feature significantly enhances the usable wind range and overall performance, while also prioritizing safety. The bridle attachment points on the leading edge of the kite, along with the V pulleys, result in lighter steering that is still direct enough for riders to feel the kite's position.

The Ultra kite incorporates an oversized SPS valve (Single Point Inflation System) that optimizes inflation and deflation. Its Fast Bladder Inflation (FBI) utilizes increased wall thickness and oversized diameter tubing, eliminating tube kink and reducing stress on the pump. This enables quick and easy inflation.

To enhance durability while minimizing weight, Kevlar reinforcements, commonly found in bulletproof vests, are strategically placed in critical areas of Airush kites.

The Ultra differs from the Lithium kite in terms of design. It features a smaller leading edge (LE), allowing it to fly further forward in the window. It also has thinner and fewer struts, which reduces its weight.

In summary, the Ultra kite offers the ultimate lightweight design for foil, freeride, and surf. Its unique combination of stability and responsive drive, along with its lightweight Single Strut Geometry and higher tension canopy, make it a highly efficient and responsive kite. Whether you're into foiling, freeriding, or wave riding, the Ultra is sure to deliver an exceptional session.


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