26/06/2018 | THE ULTRA V2 – LIGHT YEARS AHEAD
Introducing the most advanced kite we have ever made, the Ultra v2.
Starting from less than 2 kilograms, the ultra light weight is one of the key contributors to its performance. This is obvious in light winds, but in stronger wind, when the kite is at the edge of the window, or experiences a gust or a lull, the reduced weight helps it turn faster and drift better.
One of the key ways we have achieved this light weight was by reducing the number of struts. The Ultra v2 features a single lightweight center strut that offers the best compromise of reduced weight while still maintaining excellent relaunch.
Traditional single strut kites might be more spongy and unresponsive, but through our unique combination of canopy tension and the Airush Load frame, we’re able to make the Ultra v2 the most responsive and high-performance single strut kite on the market.
We have optimized the canopy tension in each size through modular segmentation which improves the ability of the larger sizes to sit forward in the window, enhancing upwind performance, while smaller sizes are more oriented towards stability.
The Airush Load Frame reduces stretch by as much as 40%, when compared to even the most premium canopy cloth. It does this by connecting all of the high load areas by a web of high modulus lines. This Load Frame transmits rider input more precisely through the kite and stabilizes the larger areas of the canopy without strut support.
Beyond the weight reduction, the Load Frame carries much of the structural load that would traditionally be carried by the canopy. This significantly increases the lifespan of the kite, absorbing impact from crashes and preventing the canopy from over stretching during extended use.
This weight saving is enhanced by the use of WebTech, where traditional reinforcing patches are replaced by a secondary sub-frame of ultra-high-molecular polyethylene, that distributes the primary load from the Load Frame, evenly into the connection points and the perimeter.
We have even redesigned the bridle connection points to reduce weight and optimize reinforcing throughout the kite, paying attention to every little detail to achieve this dramatic weight reduction.
The Ultra v2 – Light Years Ahead.