This year, for the first time ever, we are seeing production kites with zero struts. Their designers claim they are lighter, more compact when packed, and feature better low end performance than kites with struts.
The Lithium has been a popular kite for the past few years and remains a fairly low-aspect 3-strut kite targeted as an all-around performer for 2013. Overall the kite is very similar to the 2012 model with some small refinements including flexible trailing edge battens to address trailing edge flutter and bridle adjustments to change the kite's turning speed and bar pressure.
For 2013 Airush has simplified their range of kites and boards, making it easier for riders to find the products best suited to them. The popular Lithium kite is back for 2013 as is the Sector directional board, which is now available in three sizes as well as a one-design version for club-level racing.
Mike Lujan has been a fixture in the kiteboarding community at Sherman Island, CA since 2000. Over the years he has earned the nickname “Maui Mike” due to his overwhelming aloha spirit and his frequent trips to the island.
I usually travel somewhere warm during the off season but after so many years traveling non stop I decided I would give my homespot a try so I could spend some time at home and enjoy it. I was really surprised with how good the conditions were. This was definitely a really good choice.
The Airush design team set out to make a board that was both faster and easier to turn than the Sector 60 V2. As the original widebody concept, the Sector V3 60 is ideal for lightwind freerace and freeride, all round slalom and carving and cruising
With an extensive line of seven kites, eight twin tips, four surfboards, and four specialty boards, Airush has a huge offering of products for 2012. New for this year is the Varial X, a combination of the 2011 Varial and Vapor X kites. Airush’s Marc Schmid answered our questions about what we can expect from the latest Airush products.
Gisela Pulido kiteboards one of the world's natural wonders, the 12 apostles. Located in the Port Campbell National Park, the 12 Apostles are a group of eight limestone stacks that jut out of the water up to 150 feet.