- From the beginning, we have preached performance over hype (and image) and believed that riders who chose Airush will share our philosophy. Once again we are not bombarding you with acronyms and gimmicks, but focusing and delivering a new level of refinement, smoothness, and functionality.
By varying components such as foil shapes, plane form, and kite geometry, we have focused on defining clear performance characteristic on each kite. These are defined numerically in all sales material and should be clearly understood.
Pivotal turning kites are more inclined to turn or "roll" in the window without accelerating quickly out of the turn. The power delivery is smoother once the turn has been initiated and the kite begins its new trajectory.
Power turning kites accelerate more through the turning arc. The power delivery is faster once the turn has been initiated and the kite begins its new trajectory.
Forward speed can be defined as the speed with which the kite travels across the window. Kites with a higher forward speed will travel quickly through the air and to the edge of the power window in the shortest period. Kites with a higher forward speed will generate a more immediate pull or "drive".
Turning speed defines the rate of change of direction for the kite once it has been steered by the rider. It is important to understand that kites can have a high turning speed without having a high forward speed. This should be noted in the differentiation between Pivotal and Power turning on each kite.
The kite's ability to generate drive at a lower relative wind speed.
The kite's ability to provide a high lift component resulting in high altitude. Also referred to as boost. A kites ability to have a high boost, does not always translate into longer hang time.
This refers to the kites "glide rate" and the kite's ability to keep the rider in the air for as long as possible.
This refers to the kite's ability to maintain a normal flying position even if subjected to poor rider input, mistakes, and gusty wind conditions.
The kite's ability to roll over and be re-launched once crashed leading edge down or sideways in the water.