Airush Livewire Team Kiteboard 2015
The Livewire Team is ideal for competition Freestyle. This fully carbon board is super light and extremely responsive for serious riders.
Sizes: 135x40, 138x40, 140x42
Complete with AFT Team Strap System
Working closely with 2013 World Champion Alex Pastor we developed our ultra light binding compatible twintip, for his assault on the 2014/15 World Championship Tour.
Combining unique lamination, construction and core technology, Airush has fine-tuned the ride to create the ultimate dedicated freestyle board.
The biaxial carbon outer layer ensures the smoothest response, while the torsional orientation maximizes pop. The added ultra-lightweight laminated top and bottom gives ever-increased durability.
- Dual rocker design with intermediate rail rocker and high channel rocker.
- New 140cm Alex Pastor Signature Model
- Lightweight 0.2mm ABS/TPU protective outer layer, top and bottom.
- Full Layer Biaxial Carbon Torsion Control
- Metro 30 fins for the best combination of grip and looseness.
- 1 Year breakage warranty
- M6 Metric Screws
- AFT Strap System Included
The Featherweight Topsheet features on the Apex Team and Livewire Team. This lightweight 0.2mm ABS/TPU protective outer layer, top and bottom extra amount of durability to these carbon boards.
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..
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.
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.
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.