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Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2016
Brand: Airush
Size: 04m, 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile


Designers goals (manufacturer text)

  • Plug and Play ease of use
  • Instant Depower with huge wind range
  • Simple relaunch

The focus of the DNA is to make the best kite possible for riders entering into kiteboarding. The DNA boasts a super easy set up, is extremely predictable and has instant relaunch with all the safety systems found in the entire Airush range. This kite is essential to first time riders.

Not only predictable, the DNA takes the platform from the award winning Lithium to guarantee that this kite has the ability to grow with your progression from the very beginning to end. Freeride, Jumping and Wave Riding are all found in the DNA.

Progression control bar

airush 2016 progression bar

Airush DNA review (Mac Kiteboarding)



Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2016
Brand: Airush
Size: 04m, 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: n.a.
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Green & Yellow
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: 45cm-52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Airush DNA 2016 17m
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Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 12
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price quality
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low end
Small rangeLarge range
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Some pressureTotal depower
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DifficultEasy - 27.10.2015 at 16:47 hour
Took the 17m for a ride with the hydrofoil. The DNA 17m is a basic light wind kite. No one pump, simple basic 3 strut construction. Basic, but good performance. Especially the stability in light wind. Didn't drop out of the sky and easy to steer from the lower positions in the wind window. The thing with light wind foiling is the (light wind) relaunch. The relaunch was a bit harder in 8/10 knots. The DNA relaunch technique works with one line relaunch. (pull a steering line) The 2 steering line relaunch (great for very light winds) doesn't work so well because of the smaller swept away wing tips. But no worries pull one line and it will take off the water from around 8 knots with a good technique and always with a steady 10 knots.

So if you like a light wind kite for a good price, the Airush DNA is one to try!
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