Airush Ultra V2 Kite
The Airush Ultra V2 is the perfect option for anyone looking at expanding their quiver with a Lightwind kite, or looking at getting a kite designed to be used on a foil.
The Ultra V2 has redefined Airush’s and our expectations of what a kite can do, even in today’s market. The light-weight and stability have opened up places we could never have kited, in marginal conditions we would not have considered kiteable ever before!
With unbeatable performance, weight saving features, and an exclusive Airush Load Frame for maximum durability, the Ultra kite has been the go-to kite for foil, wave and snow kiters alike.
When considering the Ultra V2 evolution, a focus on segmentation reduction through the canopy and leading-edge was imminent. Light weight Single Strut Geometry increases the skin tension per panel, while fewer segments result in more tension between each segment point. This increases the responsiveness of the Ultra V2, while maintaining stability!
Lightweight Single Strut Geometry: The Ultra V2 is designed to maintain its shape and responsiveness in the air, by maximising the benefits of the unique Airush Load Frame. The balanced Geometry combines Canopy Curve, leading edge sweep and a specific trailing edge concave. By reducing the number of struts in the Ultra, and combining this with WebTech, the weight of the V2 Kite is minimised drastically. This enables a greater level of performance in all wind conditions, and allows kiters to push the boundaries of light wind performance!
Airush Load Frame V4: The Airush Load Frame ft. WebTech has been the key to setting the ultimate benchmark in durability, without compromising on weight.
By expanding the Load Frame with WebTech throughout the areas normally occupied by Dacron, Airush are able to minimize or completely remove the heavier fabric, and utilize the Ballistic High-Modulus Polyethylene Web Fibers instead – increasing strength and minimizing weight.
- Integrated High Modulus Fibers: Central to the concept of the Load Frame are the lightweight Ultra High Modulus yarns, of which each single yarn can carry 40kg. Think of them as a Lightweight Web with engineered energy absorption under load, similar to that of a spider web.
These yarns are integrated into the canopy through reinforced taping that allows them to elongate when under extreme load, absorbing most of the shock that traditionally would have run through the canopy. At the same time, they carry the primary load of the canopy, preventing stretch and increasing long-term performance.
Webtech Technology: WebTech minimizes or replaces the traditional Dacron Reinforcing, by channelling the broader loads into the Load Frame through a web “sub frame” of ultra-high-molecular Polyethylene (Ultra High Modulus). This is featured in key areas such as the primary attachment points on the leading edge, as well as the rear attachment points, while also being used to support structural components such as the Centre Strut.
Technoforce D2: This Premium Fabric is designed with a High-Density structure using high tenacity double-coated polyester yarn in a double ripstop configuration. The durable coating protects the yarn as much as possible from UV and abrasion damage. This ensures that the canopy remains as crisp and responsive for as long as possible. This exceptional material is used in conjunction with the Airush Load Frame, resulting in the ultimate combination of durability and performance.
V3.2 Bridle System: The key benefit of the new V3.2 bridle is that the kite maintains steering even when completely de-powered, increasing the usable wind range and overall performance significantly.
Further refinements have allowed Airush to reduce the length of the bridles, while maintaining the performance characteristics. The Airush Pulleys are made of tough Zytel material for high strength and resistance to abrasion and impact, while the Airush Pulley has the pigtails hole directionally correct to eliminate bridle wear. With a breaking strength of 550 kg, the Airush pulley was designed specifically for use on all Airush kites.
Airush Bumpers: Airush Bumpers are found throughout the leading edge of the kites to reduce wear and increase durability on rough surfaces. These bumpers are key for increasing the lifespan of Airush kites!
XL Inflate/Deflate Valve: The XL Inflate/Deflate Valve features an insanely easy and fast way to Inflate and Deflate your kite. The large opening creates maximum flow of air and reduces fatigue and stress on your pump. The valve it’s self uses the same connection system as Ozone Kites, which is the short and smaller-width adapter.
SPS and FBI The Oversized SPS Valve (Single Point Inflation System) optimizes Inflation and Deflation. The Fast Bladder Inflation (FBI) features Increased Wall Thickness and Oversized Diameter Tubing, thus eliminating tube kink, reducing stress on your pump, and enabling quick and easy Inflation. The SPS cover supports the tubing, further limiting UV damage to the material and preventing over flexing when packing.
Kevlar Reinforcement: Kevlar, found in bullet proof vests, is found throughout the Airush kites. These Kevlar Reinforcements are only put in the most critical areas to protect from wearing while still minimizing weight which affects the kites performance.