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2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby AP Kite Club » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Alex Pastor and Airush design manager Clinton Filen gives an overview of the new 2018 Airush Kiteboarding Core Kite Foil.
Technical explanation about how every piece of the Airush Core foil works.
Have you tried the Airush Core Foil? What do you think?

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby vman » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:21 pm

I have the core foil, its the most stable foil I have ever ridden, fast and stable, great for long rides. I've clocked 27 knots on this setup, I think its pretty decent considering the mast was only 80cm and aluminium, having said that the mast is different from other aluminium mast I've seen, its solid and very stiff. Cant wait to try the race wing with a 95cm mast.

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby windmaker » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:07 pm

The last of the big boys to join the foilboarding trend?

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby grigorib » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:55 pm

windmaker wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:07 pm
The last of the big boys to join the foilboarding trend?
I’m not sure if producing a brick-heavy ugly-looking aluminum horrors or making loud singing foils even counts for others’...

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby Peert » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:31 pm

windmaker wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:07 pm
The last of the big boys to join the foilboarding trend?
Is it only my impression, or do all the big brands pick the cheapest production methods available? Aluminium masts. Plastic wings. Etc.
Why would that be? Is this simply their design/brand philosophy? Cheapest production for the biggest margins? Do they make similar design choices for the rest of their gear? If not why not?

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby socommk23 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:48 pm

I'm pretty sure every aluminium mast is the same now. Keeps it real cheap to produce. Mark up is massive. Foils are extortionate for what essentially is now old tech.
When you produce enough cars, prices come down, foils are not following any such trend no matter how similar they are. Naish foil looks like a happy foil for example. Mast looks identical to slingshot foil mast. It seems they are inventing ways to keep prices up rather than get more people into the sport.
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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby kitexpert » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 pm

Very nice foil. Well designed and executed product. Ride was quite easy and it sure goes fast, perhaps too fast for my taste/skills. It whistles though but I wasn't too disturbed.

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby SimonP » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:36 pm

The 2017 Core Foil was actually a pretty good compromise between ease of use and performance. You could really change the riding characteristics by changing the rear trim angle. I preferred rear wing back, it got on the foil quicker but the top-end speed was lower. It was lighter than most other aluminium production foils.
The 2018 shape is not that dissimilar. Base plate, mast angle, and wing construction have changed.

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Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Postby windmaker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:22 am

Hydrofoil manufacturers come in 3 categories:
1: Those who only make foils (the most experienced)
2 : Those who have them made by others (typically mainstream kite companies who provide the stickers:))
3: Those that offer generic spin offs (the ones with best marketing bullshit).


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