As the most popular board model in the Airush range, the primary goal of offering three constructions was to meet the demand of various freeride disciplines. The Progression Construction offers an extremely reliable and durable construction ideal for entry-level riders. The layup is softer in flex making it extremely comfortable in small to moderate chop.
The longest running board model in Kiteboarding history, the Switch is the ultimate and most refined freeride machine. Although the overall outline of the Switch has remained the same, a significant change in the 3D deck contouring has improved the flex characteristics for excellent comfort and reduction of weight giving this board a smoother and livelier ride.
The Airush Multi-zone Biotech construction is a vertical Paulownia wood core sandwich; this multilayer construction creates a consistent density from the natural material. This core construction allows us to design the boards with a broad thickness variance throughout the deck. The Flex tip technology Featured on our switch range orients the board’s stiffness through the center between ones feet to increase under foot stability while allowing the tips of the board to flex freely, resulting in an Ultra smooth and comfortable ride.
The Cross bracing technology supports the flexible tips from over flexing by orienting composite tape diagonally across the tips of the board to increase durability.
* All new refined and redesigned 3D shape
* Centralized stiffening
* 2.0 ABS Reinforced Inserts
* Full-flex tip technology
* New Large sizing
* Updated Fiberfil Fins for 60% Increase in strength
* Matte PBT Base for improved scratch resistance
THIS CLASSIC LAYUP FOUND ON THE SWITCH AND SWITCH PROGRESSION IS FOCUSED ON DURABILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS, ENSURING A PERFECT COMBINATION FOR FREERIDING NEEDS. THIS CONSTRUCTION IS SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE FOR SOFT, EASY AND FORGIVING RIDING.
MULTIZONE BIOTECH CORE
THE AIRUSH MULTIZONE BIOTECH CONSTRUCTION IS A VERTICAL PAULOWNIA WOOD CORE SANDWICH. THIS MULTILAYER CONSTRUCTION CREATES A CONSISTENT DENSITY FROM THE NATURAL MATERIAL. OUR WOOD CORES ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR RESPONSE, DURABILITY AND SMOOTHNESS, AND ARE COMBINED WITH A VERSATILE COMBINATION OF LAMINATES DEPENDING ON EACH MODEL’S REQUIREMENT, FOR ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY.
THE SWITCH PROGRESSION IS DESIGNED WITH PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT FLEX TIPS AND A MORE PROGRESSIVE CONTINUOUS ROCKER LINE. THESE FLEX TIPS ALLOW FOR A RESPONSIVE AND SMOOTH RIDE IN CHOPPIER AND HIGH SWELL CONDITIONS.
ABS REINFORCED INSERTS & RAILS
NO MORE PULLED OR BROKEN INSERTS FROM HARD LANDINGS OR CRASHES. FEATURED ON ALL AIRUSH BOARDS, THE ABS REINFORCED INSERTS CREATE THE ULTIMATE AMOUNT OF DURABILITY WHETHER RIDING WITH BOOTS OR STRAPS.
THE PROGRESSION RANGE IS ALSO CONSTRUCTED WITH AN ABS RAIL TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BOARD STAYS STRONG AND CAN HANDLE IMPACT THROUGH ONE’S PROGRESSING STAGES.
THE ULTRA-FLEX TIP SHAPE AND NARROW TIP OUTLINE FOUND IN THE SWITCH & SWITCH SONIC RANGES IS DESIGNED TO GIVE THE MOST FORGIVING AND SOFTEST RIDE IN OUR RANGE.
1: CENTER SPINE: REDUCED STIFFNESS AROUND THE TIPS TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF STABILITY UNDERFOOT TO PREVENT UNWANTED DISTORTION.
2: VENTURI CONCAVE: INCREASED PLANING ABILITY, ALLOWING FOR A MORE USER-FRIENDLY, FORGIVING, RIDE.
3: FREERIDE OUTLINE: WITH EXTRA CURVE ALONG THE RAIL, HAVING THE TIPS NARROWER IN RELATION TO THE CENTRAL WIDTH ALLOWS FOR SMOOTH CARVING AND EASY RAIL TO RAIL TRANSITIONING.
FREERIDE CONTINUOUS ROCKER
THIS IS AIRUSH’S FREERIDE ORIENTED ROCKER THAT DELIVERS THE IDEAL BALANCE BETWEEN CONTROL, EASE OF PLANING AND SMOOTH TRANSITIONING FOR THE ULTIMATE FREERIDE EXPERIENCE.
AIRUSH INTRODUCED FMS RATING 6 YEARS AGO AS THE FIRST BRAND TO QUANTIFY HOW MUCH A TWINTIP FLEXES. INSTEAD OF THE GOOD OLD “FEEL” TEST, WHICH CAN BE VERY DECEPTIVE DUE TO THE IMPACT OF THE LENGTH ON THE OVERALL STIFFNESS, FMS TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE BOARD’S LENGTH AND DEFLECTION. A LOWER RATING INDICATES A SOFTER BOARD MORE SUITED TO FREERIDE, WHILE HIGHER RATED STIFFER BOARDS ARE MORE SUITED TO FREESTYLE.