Airush Lift v2 Kite
The Lift is all about boosting, hangtime, and taking performance freeride to new heights. Designed for the rider looking for exceptional hangtime, explosive power and stability in the wildest conditions. Ease of use, paired with incredible top end performance, makes the Lift the ultimate big air machine.
TECHNOFORCE D2 CANOPY
This premium fabric is designed with a high-density structure that uses high-tenacity, double-coated polyester yarn in a double ripstop configuration. The double coating protects the yarn as much as possible from UV and abrasion damage, ensuring that the canopy remains crisp and responsive for as long as possible.
This exceptional material is used in conjunction with the Airush Load Frame, resulting in the ultimate combination of durability and performance.
Airush Bumpers are found throughout the leading edge of the kites to reduce wear and increase durability on rough surfaces. These bumpers are key for increasing the lifespan of Airush kites.
ROUND WING TIP
BAR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
Adjustment options vary by size – the larger size kites have more adjustment options than the smaller sizes.
V3.2 PULLEY BRIDLE SYSTEM
The key benefit of the V3.2 Bridle System is that the kite maintains steering even when completely de-powered, increasing the usable wind range and overall performance significantly while adding immense safety benefits. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, results in lighter steering, but direct enough to feel your kite’s position while riding.
WIDE OPEN C FRAME
LOAD FRAME TECHNOLOGY
The Airush Load Frame, featuring WebTech, has been the key to setting the ultimate benchmark in durability without compromising on weight.
By expanding our exclusive Load Frame with WebTech throughout the areas normally occupied by Dacron, we have been able to minimize or completely remove the heavier fabric and instead utilize the ballistic high-modulus polyethylene web fibers, thus increasing strength and minimizing weight.
INTEGRATED HIGH MODULUS POLYETHYLENE YARNS
Central to the concept of the Load Frame are the lightweight Ultra High Modulus yarns, of which every single yarn can carry 40kg. Think of them as a lightweight web with engineered energy absorption under load, similar to a spider’s web.
These yarns are integrated into the canopy through reinforced taping that allows them to elongate under extreme load, absorbing most of the shock that would have typically run through the canopy. At the same time, they carry the primary load of the canopy, preventing stretch, and increasing long-term performance.
WebTech minimizes or replaces the traditional Dacron reinforcement by channeling the broader loads into the Load Frame through a web ‘subframe’ of Ultra High Molecular Polyethylene (Ultra High Modulus).
This is featured in key areas, such as the primary attachment points on the leading edge or the rear attachment points, while also being used to support structural components such as the center strut.
SELECTING YOUR KITE
As much as designers chase versatility within every model, each rider has a specific set of preferences around the way they want to ride in their local conditions. This quick model comparison chart helps you to navigate the fundamental features and differences for the Airush lineup.
UNION vs LIFT
The Lift is the highest aspect of the Airush kites with its focus on the biggest jumping possible, while the Union’s lower aspect and squarer wingtips are more focused towards looping and all-around versatility.
The Union features three struts while the Lift features five, this stabilizes the longer span of the Lift.
LIFT vs RAZOR
Both 5-strut kites are designed as solid frames to support aggressive, powered riding. The high aspect and bridle system on the Lift are focused on jumping as high as possible with as much ease as possible, while the Razor is focused on freestyle, with sizes 10m and under, it is more jumping oriented while still maintaining the classic freestyl