After creating the first single strut kite, Airush are back with the all new Ultra and it's even lighter!
- The lightest kite we have ever made. (The 9m Ultra is NEARLY 30% lighter than a 9m Lithium)
- Lasts twice as long (New V4 Dyneema load frame featuring WebTech)
- Perfect for Freeride Foil, lightwind and strapless riding.
- Five years after introducing the first single strut kite on the market, we introduce the all-new Airush ULTRA.
With the radical growth in Hydrofoil riding, the increased trend in strapless drift style wave riding along with the constant search for a kite that flies in lighter winds, the demand for a new generation of kite is clear.
The ULTRA introduces a new breed of the lightest and strongest technology ever developed.
The ultimate freeride foilboarding kite with incredible relaunching capabilities that can handle gusty conditions. The stability, profile and light weight allows the Ultra to drift down the line, making it perfect for riding waves less powered, parking the kite and going for that true surf feel. The bigger sizes are also ideal for twintip freeriding no matter what your level.
Lightest kite we have ever made
Considering that the 9m ultra is nearly 1 kg (2.2 lbs) lighter than the 9m lithium, you begin to understand how the kite stays in the air way beyond any other inflatable strut kites. This takes it into the realm of foil kites, without any of the traditional water relaunch and complexity challenges.
The benefits of the lightweight are:
The ultra stays in the air in the absolute lightest of wind, ideal for gusty conditions, difficult launches and marginal conditions. You can ride one size smaller than anything else, giving you a lighter, smaller and even more responsive kite. The kite maintains steering even when far forward in the window and/or underpowered. Relaunching is easier due to the lightweight.
Lasts twice as long
The all-new airush dyneema load frame featuring webtech is the key to having the lightest single strut kite on the market and not compromising on durability.
By expanding our exclusive dyneema load frame throughout the areas normally occupied by dacron with webtech, we are able to eliminate this heavy fabric and utilize the dyneema web fibers instead – weighing less without compromising strength.
We achieve all of these weight savings while still using our legendary technoforce d2 by teijin and dimension polyant leading edge and strut material.
Central to the concept of the load frame are the lightweight dyneema yarns, where each single yarn can carry almost 40kg of load. These are integrated into the canopy through a reinforced taping that allows them to elongate when under extreme load, absorbing most of the shock that traditionally would have run through the canopy. at the same time, they carry the primary load of the canopy, preventing stretch and increasing long-term performance.
Webtech replaces the traditional dacron reinforcing by channeling the broader loads into the load frame through a web "sub frame" of dyneema. this is featured in key areas such as the primary attachment points on the leading edge or the rear attachment points, while also being used to support structural components such as the center strut.
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 the highest long-term reliability of any fabric available.
The v3 bridle along with high sweep in the leading edge gives immense depower while allowing the kite to fly forward in the window when heading upwind or high apparent wind on your foil.
Single strut performance
By staying with a single strut (as opposed to a zero strut design) combined with the higher overall sweep on the leading edge we maintain easy relaunching capabilities in marginal winds.
In addition, the square wingtips allow for reverse relaunching for more experienced riders and creates more leverage to get the kite to roll over.
Because it’s an inflatable you never have to worry about your kite getting swamped with water no matter how much time it spends in the water.
Lightweight compact kitebag
Even the kitebag has been optimized, using premium lightweight ripstop nylon (mountaineering technology) to create a unique bag that folds into its own pocket and weighs less than 250 gm.
Bar pressure adjustment
All airush bridled kites feature the bar pressure adjustments on the leading edge of the kite. These options allow the rider to select the perfect amount of feedback and comfort in the bar while riding with simple and quick adjustments before your session!
Xl inflate/deflate valve
The xl inflate/deflate valve features an insanely easy and fast way to inflate and deflate your kite. the large opening creates maximum flow of air and reduces fatigue and stress on your pump. This in conjunction with the airush high velocity pump makes inflating your kite extremely fast to get you on the water as quickly as possible.