Airush Wave, snel, depower, drift, allround
The Wave has been extremely successful in its first year, with a massive following of dedicated surf riders. The Wave has the most unique shape on the market, with a thin LE for immense forward speed as well as a lightweight 3 strut design for drifting capabilities. The kite responds to what you need when you need it the most.
Adjustments in the wingtips and canopy layout make for a smooth power delivery. Fluid steering makes for a consistent feel across the range. The new sizes offer increased options for higher wind riding without.
For the most dedicated and natural surf kite on the market, the Airush Wave ticks all the boxes.
Featured on all the 2014 Airush Kites, with the exception of the Razor Team and DNA, the V3 Bridle System adds not only to the safety benefits, but also contributes significantly to the feeling and performance of the kites. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, gives a very smooth and responsive de-power. This allows for steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding. This also enables the kite to be steered and controlled when the kite is completely de-powered which is ideal for wave riding.
The 2014 Wave is best suited with the 2014 AIRUSH SMARTBAR 5 in 4 line mode.
2014 Aramid Load Frame Technology
2014 Aramid Load Frame Technology
Airush revolutionizes the way kites are made with the all-new Bullet Proof Construction, featuring Aramid Load Frame Technology. Aramid, found in bulletproof vests, in combination with a strategically placed frame, creates the Bullet Proof Construction. This construction absorbs impact throughout the canopy, minimizes stretch and reduces the area between each stitch point, further increasing the strength of the kite. Not only does the frame create a strength in structure, but also in performance, enhancing a solid link throughout the entire kite which results in greater response from the rider to the kite. Now in its second year, the Bullet Proof Construction has proven itself in the Razor Team and on the Wave range, showing amazing results. This technology has progressed in a reliable and cost effective Poly Load Frame, featured on the Lithium and Varial X range, for mainstream users to experience the same benefits as the Aramid Load Frame.
Based on your feedback over the year we really focused on a few specific things. One was to create more sizes as we found out through the popularity of the kite, that many riders were wanted a specific size. Therefore we added the 5m for super windy conditions (demanded by such places as Holland, Maui and Cape Town) and a 7m which gives a better bridge of kite use if you were to use a 5m and 9m. Secondly, we wanted a more cohesive feel throughout the kites. Using the 9m as the magic kite from 2013, we strived to bring all sizes from the biggest to the smallest to fit the exact characteristics of the 9m. This started with the smaller sizes, increasing the LE a bit and changing a few small specs to give it more stability but also slow the kite down. In the 12m, we played with several variations of the foil and LE to speed it up quite a bit while still keeping the low-end grunt the riders looked for in the 12m. Last but not least – we introduced TechnoForce D2 by Teijin to the canopy for a better UV protection and reduced stretching capabilities. Combined with the Aramid Load Frame, this is the strongest construction on the market.