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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Airush
Size: 06m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Kite

Hybrid performance SLE kite

Designers goals

An absolute fusion of two of our best selling models, the Varial X combines the direct C-kite feel of the Vapor X with the predictability, depower, and 4-line ease of the Varial.
Weighing heavily on the acclaimed Vapor X kite, the Varial X is a true stand-alone kite in a class all by itself, offering massive depower and C-kite performance in a 4-line kite.
SL-C CONCEPT
Dedicated to riders who don’t want to be limited to a certain style of riding, the SL-C concept allows the rider to choose the style and discipline of riding as they see fit with a kite that offers limitless possibilities to each and every session.

Performance Charts

performance airush varial x  2012

Smart Bar 3

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Airush
Size: 06m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

Kite review Airush Varial X 10m 2012

Kite

High performance C-shaped bridle kite

Condities

Wind: session with 20-28 knots and a session with a gusty 15-24 knots

Water: flat & chop

Detail Photo's

 Varial X 10m c-shaped varialX Varial X one pump different attaching points leading Edge Airush Varial 2012 3 pulleys Varial X 2012

airush smart bar 2012 adjustable airush smart bar 2012

 

Conclusion

The Varial is a true performance kite, that has an explosive lift, a popping boost and scores well in the race characteristics overall. The Varial really likes to find the edge of the wind window and generates some explosive power while doing so.

This kite comes closest to the Airush Razor, but the Varial X has bridles and thus more depower possibilities. These may make it hard a hardcore freestyler to find the right settings on this kite. In our experience, unhooked riders will tend to go for the Airush Razor, while hooked in freestylers looking for depower with aggressive characteristics should choose the Airush Varial X.
Race maniacs will love this wild horse!

Basics

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Windrange

Limited Wide

Pretty explosive and hard to handle in his highend but good lowend

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Safety system

Difficult Easy

4line but keeps a little bit power left

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Varial was in gusts the most stable on the edge of the windwindow, his power delevery is hard and for advanced riders

Oldskool

Glide phase

Short Long

High-end

Small range Large range

Hard to handle, like explosive and this kite is for you

Low-end

Small range Large range

good and solid power

Lift

Gradual Explosive

explosive, hard to handle and need lot of experience in his high end

Wave

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Tip turn, but pretty good reaction and feedback

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Race

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Acceleration

Slow Fast

Fury!

Going upwind

Hard Easy

Hold him in high speed and you have a winner

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Airush Varial X 2012 12m
Name:
Ezequiel 
Weight:
84kg 
Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 21
Number of test sessions:
45 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
up wind
 
HardEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 13.08.2013 at 15:08 hour
Comments:
Nice Big Air and hangtime. A terrible wind range, its a 12m but it seems you are riding a 13m. Super-stable even when lines are not tense or falling on your backs the kite tryes to fly to the zenith or gives you a chance to recover control before it falls to water. You can done explsoive railleys with it, really fun kite 
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Airush Varial X 2012 12m
Name:
Augusto Martin Ripoll 
Weight:
72 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 13 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
15 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
price quality
 
PoorGreat
durability
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
glide phase
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kitefinder.com - 24.11.2012 at 19:09 hour
Comments:
very good 
3 kudos - +

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Airush Varial X 2012
Name:
troy 
kitefinder.com - 20.11.2011 at 10:00 hour
Comments:
My 8m “lithium” has a large hole in the bladder, so I jumped at the chance to borrow a kite. I’ve flown it for about 10 hours and I always come in with a smile. The Varial-X feels like an extension of my body-I don’t have to think about flying it. It is where it should be, when it should be there. I’ve been riding it in 20 to 30mph winds (I weigh 155lbs). The kite is smooth through the gusts; it reminds me of driving a car with great suspension. The canopy is solid and doesn’t flutter when sheeted out. What is really cool about this kite is how responsively it turns when sheeted out (most kites lose their steering ability when depowered). This allows you to reposition the kite while wave riding without it pulling you off of the face. It also means you can learn to kite loop while safely depowered. The website calls the Varial-X a supported LE C-kite. I call it a well designed kite. This is a beautiful kite. Today I traded it back and forth with a different company's latest model kites and it made them feel like they haven't progressed since 2005. 
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