2022 Airush Ultra Team Kiteboarding Kite
Team engineered lightweight design for foil, freeride & surf. Reduced diameter leading edge for maximum efficiency. Ho’okipa Ultra PE high pressure leading edge, strut & load frame.
Defining the future of minimalistic, lightweight performance design for foil, freeride, and surf, the Ultra Team is a more responsive, faster, and lighter version of the Ultra reinforced with Ho’okipa Ultra PE material. Featuring a thinner, higher pressure leading edge to reduce drag and allow for a higher angle of attack when riding upwind, as well as a fixed bridle for direct steering. The unique blend of efficiency, stability and responsiveness creates an extremely versatile product.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17m
Lightweight single strut geometry
Improved canopy tension & rigidity to increase responsiveness
Ho’okipa LE narrower diameter
LE high pressure Ultra PE leading edge and struts
Ultra PE Airush Load Frame v4 featuring WebTech
Higher tension LE and strut
ULTRA TEAM BRIDLE OPTIONS
All Ultra Team kites are shipped with a Fixed Bridle.
The 12m, 14m and 17m Kites are shipped with a Fixed Bridle and 3V pulley bridle.
The fixed bridle is the preferred choice for this product for the following reasons:
- Lighter weight
- More direct feel
- More responsive when piloted proficiently with great on/off power control.
Reasons for including a 3-V pulley bridle in the larger sizes 12m, 14m and 17m:
- More traditional Ultra V4 feel with the added performance benefit of lightweight kites
increased user-friendliness at the top end of the kite’s wind range due to consistent back line tension even when de-powered. For overpowered riding on the big sizes, the pulley bridle adds slightly more depower and control when depowered.
The V3 Pulley bridle option is recommended for:
- Beginner to Intermediate riders who are looking for a lighter-weight Ultra kite.
- For advanced riders going out in gusty or changeable conditions where the wind picks up to out of the kite’s recommended wind range quickly.
|Estimated Weight (KG)||1,4||1,54||1,69||1,88||1,98||2,12||2,39||2,62||3,09|
|Wind Range||17-33 Knots||16-31 Knots||15-30 Knots||14-29 Knots||13-26 Knots||12-25 Knots||10-22Knots||7,5-18 Knots||6-16 Knots|
|Inflation Pressure (psi)||12||12||12||10||10||10||8||8||8|
HO'OKIPA ULTRA PE
Developed in partnership with Challenge Sailcloth, this unique Ultra PE leading edge and strut composite material is 25% lighter and 10x stronger than traditional fabrics. This allows for 50% higher pressure, creating increased stiffness combined with a thinner leading edge. The result is supercharged responsiveness coupled with sublime handling, and of course the long-term performance you expect from Airush.
UHMWPE fibers (non-branded Dyneema® or Spectra®) are the lightest and strongest fibers commercially available, with a tensile strength 15x stronger than steel. UHWMPE is created by a gel-spun extrusion process which draws out extremely long chains of polyethylene, aligned along a molecular backbone. This alignment effectively transfers load through the fiber for high modulus and strength.