Airush Livewire Kiteboard 2014
The Livewire has proven itself as a truly versatile, wake-style machine.
Sizes: 132cm x 39cm | 135cm x 40cm | 138cm x 41cm | 140cm x 42cm
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Advanced freestyle / freeride
Alex Pastor, Bruna Kajiya and Bas Koole have given more feedback to develop the range for the ultimate ride, by refining the flex and response for 2014 as well as the introduction of our unique Carbon Torsion Control to the Livewire. Working closely with Alex Pastor on his signature 140, the new rail and tip channel configuration enhances directional drive along with a tapered ABS rail, increasing thickness in the center of the rail for boot specific durability. This wake-style and freestyle board is optimal for maximum pop and upwind performance with a flatter edge while the center rocker is increased for riding and landing comfortable during powered tricks. Shipped standard with AFT Teams and compatible with most modern bindings with a 6 inch spread.
*Dual rocker design with intermediate rail rocker and high channel rocker. *New 140cm Alex Pastor Signature Model *Durable 0.45mm PBT protective outer layer, top and bottom. *Carbon Torsion Control *Metro 30 fins for the best combination of grip and looseness *2 Year breakage warranty (incl Bindings)
Target User Progressive Freestyle and Wakestyle rider
Rails Square ABS rail for durability and a fast clean water release.
Rocker Livewire Specific 3 stage rocker, for a combination of higher rocker tips with a relatively flat center section. Flatter rail rocker
Flex Wood biotech core combined with 3D core taper with additional stiffness for Freestyle and Wake style riding.
Bottom Shape 132 - 138 - Single concave bottom, with channel tips. - 140 - Full rail channels and Quad Channel tips.
Planform A relatively parallel three-stage outline with straighter hips and wide tip, offers a good combination of edging and pop.
Fins 3cm Metro fin works in conjunction with the stepped channel bottom for grip and control.
BIO TECH CORE 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 tri axial laminate for all-round performance and durability.
PROGRESSIVE DUAL ROCKER The Progressive Dual Rocker featured on the Livewire offers a unique rocker where smaller sizes run slightly flatter rocker to enhance acceleration, while larger sizes feature an increased rocker improving the performance for boot riding. The outer rail features a flatter rocker for improved edging, upwind and light-wind performance while the higher rocker centre section increases loading for wakestyle riding.
FMS RATING Airush introduced FMS rating 4 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.
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.
TIPS & TUNING Go one size bigger if you plan to ride primarily with boots – 138 or 140 is ideal. If you are riding in straps or looking for more grip, consider increasing the fin size by 1 or even 2cm, depending on personal preference. If you ride powered the Livewire is the board of choice, if you want to ride less powered, go for the Apex.