WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SESSION
This kite was developed with our surf & strapless team: Reider Decker, Oswald Smith, Gage Fitcher, and Charlie Wise, to ensure that it meets the demand of the surf purist, while Spanish Champion, Kiko Torres, highlighted its potential for strapless.
It sits perfectly in the wave, strapless and freeride space and Oswald Smith, Reider Decker, and Kiko Torres have proven just that in the video below.
“Designed to deliver smooth power and all-around high performance, the Session is ready for the rider wanting a versatile surf kite with added tweaks for performance freeride. Interchangeable fixed or pulley bridles let you choose between more direct steering with an on-off power delivery or smooth & progressive gust response with light bar pressure. Either one you choose; your Session is bound to be all time.” Mark Pattison – Kite Designer
We’ve added a zesty new color to the range for the upcoming season…
Giving the kite a vibrant, modern look while being easy to spot in the water.
Photo of Oswald Smith by Craig Colesky
HERE’S WHAT THE RIDERS THINK
Kiko Torres – “I like the Session for strapless because it is a 2-in-1 kite. I can jump and do tricks but I can also go for a surf sesh just by changing the settings a little.”
Oswald Smith – “Pivoting turns, exceptional depower, constant bar throw and unfathomable drift. The new Session is made to last. I’m a fan.”
Reider Decker – “I prefer a faster riding style when riding the Session. It turns super direct, depowers, drifts, and still has a decent hangtime. The most important is that it’s fun to fly and will be with you through everything you put it through”
WHAT CAN YOU PAIR THE AIRUSH SESSION KITE WITH?
CONTROL BAR – The Cleat or Ultra bars are recommended, however, all Airush 4 line bars are compatible.
HARNESS – For wave riding, try the AK Ether harness with a sliding spreader bar. For more freestyle riding, we recommend the AK Synth or Method harnesses.
BOARDS – The Session can be paired with any one of our Surf Series boards (The Comp, Amp, or the Cypher), or twintips.
FOOTSTRAP INSERTS vs. STRAPLESS
We developed two clear lines within the surf series to accommodate two growing trends within the surf category.
- The continued growth of strapless riding
- The growing segment of riders who use footstraps, with an increasing amount of riders who don’t want to switch their feet.
All Reflex Wood boards feature foot strap inserts, with traction pads installed. The front strap inserts offer a 3-hole pattern to allow for a straight strap set, typically for riders who would prefer to gybe. It also allows for a single angled front strap for riders who do not switch their feet or prefer to ride on their backhand.
All Carbon Innegra boards are sold without fins or traction and do not have foot strap inserts.
Watch the surfboard range overview video here
Airush Comp v4
High-performance shape, ideal for down the line and faster waves.
Photo of Oswald Smith by Jason Broderick
Designer insight: For the v4 we focused on improving the high-speed control of the comp, enabling you to ride faster
and deal with bigger surf. Ride the Comp 4” longer than the Amp. – Clinton FiIen
Airush Amp v4
Great all-around surf shape, developed for side to onshore waves & some flat water freestyle.
Photo of Reider Decker by Ramiro Gallart
Designer insight: We improved the AMPs performance at higher speed and faster waves by reducing the width and rail
thickness without losing its perfect all-round blend. Ride the AMP 4” shorter than the Comp. Ride the AMP 4” longer than the Cypher. – Clinton Filen
Airush Cypher v3 *New
Developed specifically for strapless freestyler Kiko Torres – comfortable at high speed, while compact for throwing around or boosting. The Reflex Wood option includes a quad fin option for high-speed strapped riding, while the Carbon Innegra is optimized as a 3 fin for lightweight and dedicated strapless performance.
Airush Cypher v3 Carbon Innegra
Photo of Kiko Torres by Samuel Cardenas
Designer insight: The reflex wood option includes a quad fin option for high speed strapped riding, while the Carbon
Innegra is optimized as a 3 fin for a lightweight and dedicated strapless performance.
Ride the Cypher 4” shorter than the Amp. – Clinton Filen
REFLEX WOOD vs CARBON INNEGRA: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The easy way to remember the difference with these boards in our range is by the color. If the board is dark teal, it would be a Reflex Wood board, and if the board is dark red in color, then it would be a Carbon Innegra board.
On a more technical note:
The Reflex Wood boards have a high-density top and bottom deck with an EPS core and a high reflex fiberglass laminate. These boards include foot strap inserts for parallel or offset straps and are sold with full traction fixed to the board. The current model includes foot strap inserts and a heavy-duty wood/cork sandwich.
The Carbon Innegra boards feature the impact-resistant Carbon Innegra deck and a strong Carbon Biaxial bottom with a high-density P.E.T foam sandwich core. Perfect for strapless.