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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: Airush
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: C-kite
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5 strut 5line Freestyle performance kite

Designers input and goals

In its first year, the Razor has established itself as the leader in the new school C-kite movement. As a dedicated 5 line kite, the Razor draws C-kite enthusiasts, freestyle fanatics, and wave purists with its high-end performance. The Razor has even left its mark on the World Cup Tour, with two World Championship titles to its name, and has become the benchmark from which all other C-kites are judged.

Developed with the help of our pro freestyle team members, Gisela Pulido and Alex Pastor, the 2012 Razor captures traditional C-kite power delivery in a high-performance, new school, 5 line C-kite. This year, the Razor exceeds expectations as the kite created and chosen by champions, delivering the highest level of performance within the reach of intermediate riders.

Features

  • New school C kite
  • 5-Line Safety
  • High end performance
  • Smooth feel and constant power delivery

Bar

airush bar 2012 razorThe 2012 SMART Bar maintains its position as the definitive bar choice for all riders by integrating the industry leading Brain Quick Release with a fully adjustable length bar and new and improved features. Simplistic and highly intuitive the 2012 Smart Bar is highly tunable, safe and easy to use.

Features

  • Float integration
  • Eva grip
  • 2012 Brain Quick Release
  • Union rivet
  • OS handles
  • Extendable length bar
  • Active removable stopper ball
  • E-Z 4-5 line conversion
  • Multiple line length options

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: Airush
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: C-kite
One pump: Yes
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-55cm
Bar: 5 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

Kitereview Airush Razor 9m 2012

Kite is made for?

As a dedicated 5 line kite, the Razor draws C-kite enthusiasts, freestyle fanatics, and wave purists with its high-end performance.
Developed with the help of our pro freestyle team members, Gisela Pulido and Alex Pastor, the 2012 Razor captures traditional C-kite power delivery in a high-performance, new school, 5 line C-kite. This year, the Razor exceeds expectations, delivering the highest level of performance within the reach of intermediate riders.

Test Conditions

15-22 knots, flat water, short bar setting,

Detail photo's

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Conclusion

 

The first thing we noticed, when testing the Razor on its characteristics, is the boost. The boost is strong and explosive yet controllable. But the Razor has two settings, a wake-style and a free-ride setting. Choosing the freestyle setting changes the characteristics of the kite offering more steering-comfort, decreased bar pressure and the feedback is more subtle. So the freestyle setting makes the Razor a less aggressive kite. However, when placed back in the default wake-style setting the Razor is a true wake-style kite with a lot of power.

 

Basics

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Like most c kites, use the 5 line in low-end conditions

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

stabile on the bar, light shape change while steering

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Windrange

Limited Wide

In low-end winds and wakestyle setting lots of pop for tricks

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Depends on the setting, freeride setting more depower

Oldskool

Glide phase

Short Long

Keep moving the kite

Low-end

Small range Large range

High-end

Small range Large range

freeride setting has the best high-end

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Wave

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

freeride setting has a better turning circle

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

hold pressure on the steering lines for the best reaction

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

wakestyle setting more feedback!

Race

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Going upwind

Hard Easy

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

wakestyle setting; razor deeper in windwindow

Acceleration

Slow Fast

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Airush Razor 2012 11m
Name:
Bas Koole 
Weight:
87 kg 
Riding style:
allround, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
100+ 
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
glide phase
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 11.04.2012 at 10:29 hour
Comments:
De 2012 Freestyle Kite!
Na het grote succes van de 2011 Razor brengt Airush de 2012 Razor uit. Het gevoel van de kite is veranderd van het vliegen van de kite op de stuurlijnen naar de powerlijnen. De 2011 Razor had nog weleens de neiging om te "back stallen" (achteruit vliegen), wanneer men de kite "underpowered" (een te kleine kite voor de wind) vloog. Dit is, doordat de kite nu meer op zijn powerlijnen vliegt, opgelost!

De kite heeft twee opties om de powerlijnen te bevestigen; Freeride & Freestyle. De Freeride instelling geeft de kite meer depower en maakt de kite meer vergevensgezind. De Freestyle instelling geeft de kite een directer gevoel en een explosievere pop, dit is ook de instelling die ik gebruik.

De 2012 Airush Smart bar is verstel bar van 45cm-55cm, daarnaast kan je door de extensies de lijnen op je eigen maat maken. Ik vaar al mijn kites op 20m lijnen, hierdoor krijgt de kite het directe en explosieve gevoel dat ik in mijn kite zoek.

Mocht je vragen hebben contact me dan via facebook.com/baskoolecom of www.baskoole.com. 
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Airush Razor 2012 09m
Name:
Jordi Veen 
Weight:
62 
Riding style:
allround, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
12 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
boost
 
SoftStrong
durability
 
ShortLong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
glide phase
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 06.04.2012 at 18:03 hour
Comments:
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Airush Razor 2012 11m
Name:
enrico van de laar 
Weight:
66kg 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 13 knots up to 24
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
up wind
 
HardEasy
boost
 
SoftStrong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
price quality
 
PoorGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 04.04.2012 at 19:39 hour
Comments:
What i like is that this kite turns really well for a 11m run and you handle pass of very easy. Mostly with larger kites it is more difficult to pass it, but with this kite is not the case.


The kite is for starting freestylers to pro kiteboarder 
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