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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Postby vman » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:16 am


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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Postby abel » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:50 pm

vman wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:16 am
https://youtu.be/dArYh0U2dEY
Sorry but this vid doesn't seem reliable.
The stalling foil shot on the beach is under lighter wind than the rider with the Airush!
In the rider's shots, there are scattered white horses, while the water in the foil shot doesn't show any.
That one, maybe two, additional knots is a huge difference.
A more reliable review here:
http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... 40#p987040

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Postby MikeBirt » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:54 pm

Here's another vid...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzwAvxtq1BQ

this was last week in Brand Bay - Ireland.
We didn't have the 12 with us (sold out in the UK again) but did have the 9 and 7 - this vid was shot on the 9.

Rider is Mark Shinn.
He's not officially tied to Blade anymore, and for all foilboard work (though I think he still has an 18m foil kites for stupid light days on the lake where he lives) now rides a quiver of Ultra. He really likes them - offering feedback on their future development to Airush as one of the development team.

They are very good kites for foil use. I had to use a number of other kites for a 12m when the wind was light and I really miss the Ultra 12... Just so easy, fast and neutral.

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Postby RadDrDuke » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:17 am

I've been riding the old Airush Varial X 12m in 10-13knots on foil and having a blast, it doesn't fly well under 10knots though, maybe will upgrade to the Ultra and then get a travel foilboard as well....


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