Airush Lithium Kiteboarding Lightwind
The Airush Lithium introduces a revolutionary new kite size and configuration to the range, taking the all-terrain performance of the name into the lightest of wind.
The Airush Lithium 18m Zero takes the concept of making lighter kites to a new level by eliminating all struts. With four years of development along side the Airush One, the result of reducing struts and overall weight highlights the obvious benefit, resulting in the most innovative light-win d kites on the market. At 3.4 kg the 18m Zero is comparable in weight to a regular 10m kite.
Large kites do not need to be sluggish and slow. Quick and live ly, the Airush Lithium Zero, eliminates unnecessary material and drag, making response and steering effortless and fun. Boasting unbeatable power to weight ratio the Zeros jumping and hang-time capabilities are amazing.
Not only quick, the Zero is ideal for the lightest wind wave riding with minimal drag giving the words “drifting” and “stability” a whole new meaning. Just park your kite and watch the Zero follow you as you ride the wave down the line.
Lastly, Kiteworld had a bumper test of lightwind kit for us this month. It's been an interesting time with the light wind oriented kit, for this year saw the goalposts moved significantly. The Sector 60, Slayer 60 and new strut less Lithium Zero 18m. In their words;
- "4-7 knots on a surfboard you are trying strapless tricks and living the dream"
- "In over 8 knots it's time to put the Zero away if your using it with a big sector - your done, literally"
- "The steering is nothing like a 16m of old, it's smooth, light and just feels right"
It's interesting tech, and for the first time we have been riding as low as 3-4 knots, seriously. The Zero is hugely powerful and so resistant to falling out of the sky that you can halve the amount of wind you need to keep it idling. It's a technology shift for sure..