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Review Airush Ultra V2 2019

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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Airush
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Riders who like a lightweight kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

  • Perfect freeride foil capabilities.
  • The lightest kite we have ever made.
  • Improved high-end performance in larger sizes.

The Ultra V2 has redefined our lofty expectations of what a kite can do. The lightweight and stability have opened up places we could never have kited, in marginal conditions we would not have considered kiteable.

With the unbeatable performance, weight saving features, and an exclusive Airush Load Frame for maximum durability, the Ultra kite has been the go-to kite for foil riders, wave riders and snow kiters alike.

When considering the Ultra evolution, a focus on segmentation reduction through the canopy and leading edge Lightweight Single Strut geometry increases the skin tension per panel. Fewer segments result in more tension between each segment point. This increases the responsiveness of the Ultra V2, while maintaining stability.

KEY FEATURES
Lightweight Construction      Airush Load Frame v4    WebTech

LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION   -   AIRUSH LOAD FRAME V4        -        WEBTECH


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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Airush
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 1
Colours: Various
Line length: 10m-15m-18m-21m-24m
Bar length: 45cm-52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap or Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Airush Ultra V2 2019 09m
Name:
strekke 
Weight:
76 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
boost
 
SoftStrong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 30.07.2019 at 09:59 hour
Comments:
Have the Airush Ultra v2 9m, that I mainly use for foiling on a pocket board and a big surf wing (1325 square cm).

The low end on this kite in combination with my surf wing is awesome - even after 10+ session, it still amazes me how efficient this combo is - I can ride away without too much effort in around 8 knots, 0 whitecaps on the water. It is now my biggest kite and I no longer use my single-strut 12m Mono.

In its low end, in the lulls below 8 knots, you sometimes have to work it a bit to get going but that's normal in those kind of winds. Sweet spot on a foil is around 10 knots, when the first occasional small white cap starts forming out back. In this wind speed, the kite is a dream - because it is so light, it reacts and flies very fast even in these low winds - it's like flying a normal 9m in 17+ knots. It also drifts nicely in the waves, can handle a few seconds of slack lines, and has total depower (I fly it with a custom bar with a long throw). I have taken it out once on a TT once in 18 knots or so, and it does the job OK. Also had a few nice wave sessions on it with the surfboard - drifts nice and powers upwind easily. However, in its top end, its trailing edge does start to flutter/flap around a bit when sheeting out. But by those winds, you can switch to a 3-strut kite no problem.

Overall, amazing kite for foiling and surfing in its lower range.  
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Airush Ultra V2 2019 12m
Name:
Giovanni 
Weight:
72 kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kitefinder.com - 27.07.2019 at 11:41 hour
Comments:
I tried the 12 m in the Ligurian sea with my hydrofoil and my surfboard.
This kite has an amazing relaunch. I am trying to learn hydrofoil maneuvers and I am often crashing the kite in light marginal winds, relaunching therefore is for me a mandatory skill for my kite.
Well this kite performs amazing relaunch, my friends were 100 % sure I had to swim but this Ultra 12 never let me down.
Altogether it is a very user friendly kite, stable, predictable, light bar pressure but steady, you always feel where it is, it loops with fantastic grace and there are no unwanted pools at all. It has a powerful, progressive, controlled pool and it helps a lot to lift your weight from the board during tacks and jibes.
I am planning to buy it size 12 and maybe also 9, the latter to replace my bigger wave kite, since I noticed superior drifting abilities.
 
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