I could not agree more. It is my favorite kite not only for foiling but for general surfboard/twintip riding as well.
If you look at the strut ends of an Airush where they meet the leading edge, it is a tapered connection there, i.e., there is room for the strut to move independently of the leading edge, which means the canopy can fill with water easier if the kite comes down. If you look at the Ozone Alpha, that huge single strut connects firmly to the leading edge, there can be no movement. It doesn't matter how hard you pump the Airush, that tapering will always exist. You can see this readily if you have an Airush inflated but sitting on the beach. you will notice the struts always appear to be not inflated enough as they droop heavily in the wind. I like the flying characteristics of the Airushs, but based on my personal experience, they fail me on relaunch.
I'm in the rare camp that I really don't like my 10m boxer for foiling. I think this just means it is good to try first, if you can. I have kept it around for teaching my wife, and it is a really good kite for that.
I find that it wants to fall out of the sky when turning with speed with a foil, especially in light wind. Basically, I find the drift to be pretty bad. Typically, when I turn, the boxer will hinderburg, and I have to scramble to run out line tension before it hits the water. It's low end (required to fly) is barely better than normal 3-strut kites, and substantially worse than clouds. I've tried playing with leader line length as per suggestion of others, but to no avail. I guess I would sum it up as everything I dislike about 3-strut kites, along with everything I dislike about clouds. I will say that I have a much higher success rate with foiling gybes than any other kite, because it gives a lot of lift at 12 o'clock. I briefly used it with a twintip when teaching my wife, and it worked surprisingly well with a twin tip.jumptheshark wrote: ↑Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:53 pmCould you let us know what about it you don't like for foiling. We all seem to foil a little differently and it's just as helpful to hear what you didn't like.
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