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Re: 2023 Airush Lift Release date ?

Postby nothing2seehere » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:44 am

Xtream wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:38 pm
Does the V3 Lift still have the canopy framing and 6 pulleys on the bridles?

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No load strut canopy on the Lift v3.

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Re: 2023 Airush Lift Release date ?

Postby Xtream » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:53 pm

nothing2seehere wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:44 am
Xtream wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:38 pm
Does the V3 Lift still have the canopy framing and 6 pulleys on the bridles?

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No load strut canopy on the Lift v3.
Interesting, they promoted that design heavily in V1 and V2?

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Re: 2023 Airush Lift Release date ?

Postby nothing2seehere » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:29 am

I tried to ask about it when the Lift was scooped last year but the Airush reps were reluctant to talk prior to launch. They did say they expected launch to be Q1 2023 but this was last year and launches are never early - always late.

If I had to guess, the combination of expensive process, supply chain issues, not enough recognition over how much longevity it added, time consuming to design - all added up to dropping it. Same with the latest Lithium.

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Re: 2023 Airush Lift Release date ?

Postby UrosR » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:54 am

personally, if the kite is still wet even after 1 hour of kitesurfing when it falls into the water, it's time to change.

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Re: 2023 Airush Lift Release date ?

Postby nothing2seehere » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:16 am

UrosR wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:54 am
personally, if the kite is still wet even after 1 hour of kitesurfing when it falls into the water, it's time to change.
I guess you don't have too much winter weather? My kites get wet in about November and don't dry out again until May :( The water repellent coating doesn't seem to work as well on the dacron areas as it does on the canopy fabric

Only partially true for my LEI kites but gospel for my foil kites.

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Re: 2023 Airush Lift Release date ?

Postby UrosR » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:54 am

the wind here is usually north from the Alps and is dry and cold. when the water drops below 11 and the air below 0, it's time to ski - snowkite (old foil kite)


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