23-24 AIRUSH KITEBOARDING
We are excited to introduce the upcoming 23-24 Airush product range.
Over the last few years, we have worked extensively to test the market response on key changes to the constructions in the kites, along with extensive testing and refinement on key new materials. From these results and your ongoing input, we have made significant changes to the kite offering.
Along with the completely redesigned board range over the last few years, with a few additions for this season, we can now offer you our most refined product range to date. We will continue to drive this concept of deeper development, with longer product life cycles into the future.
Now, let’s take a deep dive into the new product overview below…
We have reduced the kite range from seven models to five models (discontinuing the One and the Union) to focus our offering and make way for the Team Series constructions.
The Originals construction is based on a premium and industry competitive construction, featuring a High Tenacity Dacron leading edge and Teijin Technoforce D2 Canopy.
The Team Series construction features our unique Ultra PE Load Frame and innovative Ho’okipa high pressure leading edge, while the Razor remains in full dacron and D2. With the exception of the Razor, we will offer all 4 key models in the Originals and the Team Series constructions.
The Lithium remains the ultimate all-arounder, and the perfect entry point to the Airush brand. The construction of the Lithium Originals is unchanged for the upcoming season, with additional colorways added to the range. The Lithium will now also be available in the Team Series construction for the premium freeride customer as the Lithium Team.
The new Ultra features a rounded wingtip that improves relaunch, increases stability, makes the kite more pivotal in the turning, and is ultimately more maneuver oriented. The Originals Ultra will no longer feature the Load Frame, and has a v3 pulley bridle. The Ultra Team will feature the Team Series construction, including a Load Frame, and a combination of fixed and pulley bridles depending on the size.
The new Session has been updated primarily in the constructions and bridles, with the Originals Session now being offered without the Load Frame, and with v3 pulley bridles only. The Session Team will feature the Team Series construction and fixed bridles for more direct handling.
The Lift v3
The Originals Lift will be unchanged, and will only see a minor update to the kite bag to include a bar carry pocket. More information on the Lift Team will be released at a later stage – this is going to be a game changer, set to release in Spring 2024.
In addition to our 4 key models, we have the Specialist Freestyle machine – The Razor
The Razor is unchanged, with the exception of the bag and available on the same production cycle as other Team kites.
We have simplified the control bar range to feature the Ride Bar and Team Bar.
The Ride bar features a refined grip texture and remains as our premium all-around control system.
The Team Bar is now available in 3 sizes, as our Team has been pushing for reduced weight and maximum reliability.
Blending aspects of our legendary Livewire Series with the demand of our Big Air team, the new Livewire Air features a high-speed rocker with a channel bottom for improved grip and control at high speed, takeoffs, and landings.
The AMP has moved towards a shape that is a bit more stable at speed, making it easier to ride on flat water and improving the performance in bigger waves. We have reduced rail and overall thickness, moving to a squash tail to create more stability.
The all-new OS-1 is our dedicated down-the-line shape developed specifically for top to bottom riding in more powerful surf. This board is available in Reflex Carbon for the perfect blend of flex and durability.
The updated Team Foil Board is now available in 3 sizes, as we see the trend toward smaller foilboards, and both the foil-freestyle and advanced freeride side of the discipline look for more diverse options.
The Team Foil Board makes use of 2 x 10-inch boxes for the foil insert, allowing for greater micro adjustments and compatibility with a broader range of foils from other brands. All sizes are shipped with V-style front straps.
Whether you’re taking your first steps onto a kiteboard or setting up for the final maneuver to clinch a world title, we’ve designed and engineered our kiteboarding equipment to deliver the highest performance across all categories. From butter smooth flat water to 10ft surf, you’ll find the perfect setup to suit your riding style.