2018 Airush Lithium Progression Kiteboarding Kite

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2018 Airush Lithium Progression Kiteboarding Kite

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What Airush has to say about the 2018 Lithium Progression

The  Lithium  Progression  construction  features  an  amazing amount of features while still living up to its name of simplicity, durability,   and   performance.  The   Lithium   Progression   kite features the industry standard, Teijin T9600 Single Rip Stop Canopy,  which  is  extremely  resistant  to  UV,  stretching  and abuse that kiters experience on a daily basis. The V2.1 Bridle System on the Progression offers a functional and stable setup when working together with the Delta Hybrid Design.  This combination gives the most amount of wind range while riding and makes relaunching extremely fast. Unique to the Lithium Progression is the multi-strut inflation system  with  9mm  Inflate  Valves.    Although  simple,  this inflation system has been reliable and tested over years of use throughout the industry.  This multi-strut inflation system allows for  easy  maintenance  and  repairs,  especially  in  scenarios where the kites are used excessively. Keeping  true  to  simplicity,  the  Lithium  Progression  includes a  durable  stuff  sack  bag  with  strut  extension  for  easier  pack downs and set ups.

Airush Technology

Integrated Dyneema

Central to the concept of the Load Frame are the lightweight Dyneema yarns, where each single yarn can carry 40 kg. Think of them as a lightweight web with engineered energy absorption under load, similar to 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.

Gradient Sub Frame

The Gradient Sub Frame creates a more progressive load throughout the kite, greatly reducing strain on key stress points. Working in conjunction with the WebTech we are able to optimize each model specific to the use. For example the Wave kites feature a combination of the gradient wingtip and WebTech for maximum durability, whereas the Ultra reduces the amount of Dacron to reduce weight as much as possible.

Four Piece Strut

The 4-piece strut has an added double folded triple stitch seam aligned with a 20mm wide webbing strip to reduce point of wearing. This increases durability and rigidity of the struts.

Heavy Duty LE

With ongoing improvements to the canopy construction, the increased durability has increased the maximum possible loads on the leading edge.  By using our Gradient Load Technology on the bridle insert points and leading edge closure (along with Double Stitching), as well as Dimension Polyant Dacron manufactured in Germany, we have created a heavy-duty leading edge that supports the increased performance demands.

Unity Strut Connection

The Unity Strut Connection provides a solid point from strut to leading edge to create a stiff structure that helps in performance and relaunching. The Unity Strut Connection works in conjunction with the 4-Piece Struts allow for a thinner and lighter strut.

2018 Airush Control Bar Options

2018 Airush Core Control Bar

The most versatile bar on the market enables riders to have the perfect setup straight out of the bag, or to tweak and modify the bar to suit their specific requirements. The Core Bar features a new directional grooving pattern that helps you hang on through all conditions with maximum grip and comfort. The New Extend Bar end enables adjustments of between 41 and 51cm with a simple and reliable Allen key adjustment, without the traditional oversizedbar ends. The PU coated depower line, with reduced diameter tubing, makes sheeting in and out effortless. This PU coated line extends the lifespan of the centerline and Increases the reliability of all Airush bars. Airush Bars have safety as their first priority. An industry standard Brain Quick Release 3.0 and color-coding on all parts makes the Airush system hassle free for all riders. Continuing for 2018, the Low Y on the center lines allows for a quick single line flag out for those situations where you need it the most.

2018 Core Cleat Control Bar

The most versatile bar on the market enables riders to have the perfect setup straight out of the bag, or to tweak and modify the bar to suit their specific requirements. The Core Bar features a new directional grooving pattern that helps you hang on through all conditions with maximum grip and comfort. The New Extend Bar end enables adjustments of between 41 and 51cm with a simple and reliable Allen key adjustment, without the traditional oversizedbar ends. The PU coated depower line, with reduced diameter tubing, makes sheeting in and out effortless.  This PU coated line extends the lifespan of the centerline and Increases the reliability of all Airush bars. Airush Bars have safety as their first priority.  An industry standard Brain Quick Release 3.0 and color-coding on all parts makes the Airush system hassle free for all riders. Continuing for 2018, the Low Y on the center lines allows for a quick single line flag out for those situations where you need it the most. This product includes a Cleat Option for riders looking for their specific preference of trim over the classic Airush Pull-Pull trim

2018 Diamond Control Bar

We looked closely at the specific needs of female kiters which lead to the development of the Diamond Bar.  Focusing on a more compact control setup with a smaller chicken loop and shorter trim line we were able to keep the depower strap easily within reach, which is absolutely necessary while riding comfortably and safely.Although the Diamond bar is relatively smaller (42-48cm), this bar is designed around the Diamond Kite which responds perfectly to this sized bar.  A reduction in grip diameter that mimics the AP Bars grip size is extremely beneficial for those with smaller hands.  This insures a more comfortable feeling while riding.

2018 Airush AP Control Bar

The key philosophy was to create the absolute minimalist bar that focuses purely on function and bomb-proof durability.The 19mm reduced diameter bar, enables the rider to maintain a solid grip through the most power moves and landings. Additional features include heavy-duty flying lines, larger chicken loop and a shorter throw with a functional strap system and custom size adjustments.

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