Airush Apex Team Kiteboard 2015
The Apex Team has a higher rocker than most with full carbon construction, making it the perfect choice for Freeride/Freestyle riders looking for a premium ride.
Sizes: 132x40, 135x41, 138x42
FREERIDE | FREESTYLE
Complete with AFT Team Strap System
We introduce our premium construction to our groundbreaking Apex shape. This innovative configuration combines a higher rocker, increased width and the new Venturi Concave. The results is a ride that suits intermediate to advanced aggressive freeriders, while remaining easy to use and comfortable at speed.
- Ultralight Carbon Biaxial Team Version of the Apex
- Higher rocker / Wide Planform design
- Venturi Bottom Shape for Control and Speed
- Asymmetrical Board Design
- M6 Metric Screws
- AFT Strap System Included
Featured on the Switch, Apex, Apex Team and Diamond Series series the unique Venturi Concave bottom enhanced the stability and grip of the board. This is achieved by channeling water away from the fins and concentrating the flow through the centre of the board in the tail area.
INDEPENDENT FLEX TIPS
The Independent Flex Tips work in conjunction with the Carbon Torsion Control to enhance the stiffness differentiation between heel side and toe side edges. The Carbon Torsion Control stiffens the heel side edge while the independent flex tips allow the toe side edge to remain softer for carving and toeside turns.
The Airush Biax Carbon construction features a vertical Balsa and Poplar core sandwich with ABS rail and tips. A UD Glass primary layer provides the stiffness for aggressive riding while absorbing hard landings; the full Biaxial Carbon outer layer provides incredible torsional response and explosive pop. An innovative new lightweight 0.15 PBT protective outer layer is 70% lighter than traditional top sheet materials. This covers the carbon fiber on the top and bottom deck to protect against scratching and abrasion without the weight sacrifice.
The Airush Multizone Biotech construction is a vertical wood core sandwich comprising of a dual density Balsa and Poplar core with ABS rail and tips. The higher density poplar stringer creates a hyper responsive center section while the outer balsa section minimizes the weight. Our wood cores are renowned for their response, durability and smoothness, and are combined with a versatile triaxial laminate, for all-round performance and durability.
CARBON TORSION CONTROL
Airush Carbon Torsion Control creates a unique performance advantage developed specifically for performance freeride boards. Traditionally higher flex boards, ideal for freeride, have significant torsional flex. The Carbon Torsion Control features bias oriented Carbon fiber along the heel edge, reducing the amount of torsional flex in this area, this allows you to ride the board flatter for increasing comfort and speed.
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 boards length and deflection and lower rating indicating a softer board. Softer boards are more suited to freeride, while stiffer boards are more suited to Freestyle.
TIPS & TUNING
Selecting the right size and stance is extremely important to maximize the performance of your board. If you are riding predominantly boots, it is recommended to use one size up from your normal strapped board. Example: If you use a 135 strap, use a 138 for boots. This will give you the best combination of a stable platform for pop and landings as well as upwind abilities.
Choosing the stance is just as important as selecting the proper size of your board. The width of your stance should be slightly wider than your shoulder width apart. For those who want a lower center of gravity for greater stability on harder landings, a wider stance would be ideal.