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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Airush
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 12m, 15m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Hydrofoil and wave riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

  • The lightest kite we have ever made. (The 9m Ultra is NEARLY 30% lighter than a 9m Lithium)
  • Lasts twice as long (New V4 Dyneema load frame featuring WebTech)
  • Perfect for Freeride Foil, lightwind and strapless riding.

Five years after introducing the first single strut kite on the market, we introduce the all-new Airush ULTRA.

With the radical growth in Hydrofoil riding, the increased trend in strapless drift style wave riding along with the constant search for a kite that flies in lighter winds, the demand for a new generation of kite is clear.

The ULTRA introduces a new breed of the lightest and strongest technology ever developed.

Key Users:

  • The ultimate freeride foilboarding kite with incredible relaunching capabilities that can handle gusty conditions.
  • The stabilityprofile and light weight allows the Ultra to drift down the line, making it perfect for riding waves less powered, parking the kite and going for that true surf feel.
  • The bigger sizes are also ideal for twintip riding no matter what your level.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Airush
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 12m, 15m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 1
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45-55cm or 55-65cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Airush Ultra 2017 09m
Name:
DR Danger 
Weight:
180 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 23
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 06.06.2018 at 22:25 hour
Comments:
Excellent overall kite! Very light and stable. Perfect for foiling or surf riding. Actual decent for twin-tip and boosting. When overpowered or sheeted out you can feel the flutter (which I believe is a negative for this kite).

Highly recommended. 
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Airush Ultra 2017 09m
Name:
Andrej Pieterson 
Weight:
90kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 12
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 29.06.2017 at 08:44 hour
Comments:
I had a sweet session with really gusty conditions. Airush told me that are the conditions the Ultra is made for... and it is. For a tube kite it was super stable and it just kept on staying in the air. It was gusting everything from 0 to 12 kts and everything in between. Riding a hydrofoil and making a smooth turn the kite stayed controllable so good drift and steering with low line tension. Smooth turning and no surprising kick in the loop. if you are one of those lake hydrofoilers you should give it a try.  
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06.07.2017 at 17:57 hour Mike
Hi Andrej
Did you also tried the 12 Air Rush Ultra? I am looking for a Kite for foiling. I can not decide if I should buy size 12 or 15. I am 67 kg. Ultra 15 has verry good lowend and I think over 14 knots I will change to my other kite. But I think 15 will be much slower for the handling.
What are your experience?
06.06.2018 at 22:27 hour DR Danger
Definitely get a 9m, 12 and 15 are too big for foiling, you will be overpowered in normal seabreeze (ie. gusts to 13knots).
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Airush Ultra 2017 09m
Name:
stef 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 9 knots up to 13
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 01.05.2017 at 22:16 hour
Comments:
On the hydrofoil trying the new 9m Airush Ultra light. On the water where 15m foil kites one 11m tube (couldn't keep his hight on a surfboard) and I was the smallest with a 9m kite. This Ultra light has a really nice low end. Reacts fast, great drift and stability in these light winds. It feels a bit like the other single struts kites like the Naish Boxer & North Mono only lighter with more boost & lift. Nice Airush! 
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