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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Airush
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

All round riders who are searching for a kite with sheet & go and with a wide wind & usability range.

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

  • THE WORLD’S FAVORITE FREERIDE KITE

  • INCREDIBLY STABLE WITH SMOOTH CONSISTENT DRIVE

  • FAST AND SIMPLE TO RELAUNCH DUE TO THE DELTA HYBRID DESIGN

As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything: freeride, jumping, looping and waves. With amazing park power, stability, and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design ensures the quickest response through the air as well as instant relaunch. The square wingtip with increased area improves unhooked and overall performance without sacrificing the legendary relaunch, stability or wind range.

The Lithium 17m features the same Lithium freeride flying characteristics but optimized for extremely light wind. Reinforcement has been minimized to save weight and optimized for the unique loads in lighter winds. This optimization compensates for the weight of the additional struts, increasing the stability when the wind picks up, and working in conjunction with the load frame to increase the longevity of the canopy.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Airush
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Green & Yellow
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-55cm or 52cm-62cm
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 Lithium 2017 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 06.09.2016 at 09:26 hour
Comments:
Had a few sessions with the new Airush Lithium 2017. Pretty the same kite feel as the 2016 Lithium, stabIe, good kite feedback, small turning circle and long de-power stroke. In this long de-power stroke you maintain your kite feedback and steering controle, even totally de-powered the Lithium has a trustful kite feel. This makes it a great kite for freeride hydrofoiling in minus 12 knots or twintip sessions in +12 knots
The new lithium is also relaunchable on it's backlines so that makes it a bit easier to go out, with a hydrofoil, in a gusty 2/3 bft.  
3 kudos - +

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