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Airush Lithium v13

€969.00 EUR

AIRUSH LITHIUM V13

Version 13

 

All-around Freeride performance.
Precise steering, balanced & stable.
Powerful delta hybrid with a huge wind range.

For the rider looking for a kite that provides an endless amount of fun on the water, the Lithium is the ultimate all-around freeride performance kite. Versatile in the surf, easy to ride, and light at the bar, the Lithium is predictable and stable in the air, and has incredible park ability. The powerful three-strut delta-hybrid design enjoys a huge wind range and, combined with the wingtip shape and strut layout, ensures the quickest response through the window as well as instant relaunch.

The new Lithium is for the rider looking for a kite that provides an endless amount of fun on the water, the Lithium is the ultimate in all-around hooked-in freeride performance kite.

Versatile in the surf, easy to ride, and light at the bar, the Lithium is predictable and stable in the air, and has incredible park ability.

The powerful three strut delta hybrid design enjoys a huge wind range and, combined with the wingtip shape and strut layout, ensures the quickest response through the window as well as instant relaunch.

The Lithium is equipped with the V3 Bridle System. The key benefit of the V3 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 result in lighter steering, but direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding.

Year after year, the Lithium has been refined to meet the needs of riders who simply just love to kite.
We wanted to stay true to its roots by keeping the Lithium in the delta-hybrid, 3 strut space that proves to be the benchmark in all-around freeriding.
The changes are significant yet still hold true to those who have been following the Lithium range through its progression. You will find that the Lithium has improved jumping and hangtime, lighter, more balanced bar feeling, and overall faster steering due to the change in planform and leading edge design.

The Lithium features Techno Force D2 canopy material. This premium fabric is designed with a high-density structure using 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. This ensures that the canopy remains as crisp and responsive for as long as possible.

With the easy-to-use design of the Lithium, it is clear why it’s the World’s favorite freeride kite!

What were the key changes from a technical side for the Airush Lithium v13?

MP: The main change we made on the v13 is the material. We introduced the Technoforce D2 canopy cloth which has given the Lithium a fresh feel. It’s lighter in a literal sense, and when in the air it’s noticeable on the bar. The combination of canopy cloth and the updated shorter v3 Pulley bridle enables more precise steering while retaining its predictability, and ensuring that the bridles don’t get caught over the wingtip after taking a tumble in the early days of learning.

VH: I’ve been involved with the development of the Lithium for a few years now, and each year we have tried to maximize the performance to fit our customers’ needs as best as we can. This new version has been completely remade.

We’ve kept the previous benchmark key points of the Lithium and added in some very cool features such as, better relaunch, much better jumping and hangtime, very good high-wind capabilities, less bar pressure and more direct steering. It’s a great evolution. The  8m and 10m are my favorite sizes for their versatility. 


Bridle Changes on the Lithium V13


VH: A bridle update can change a lot of things on the kite. I’ve been very involved in the R&D of the Lithium, but also working with Su Kay who has very good knowledge of kites and tweaking bridles. This version of the Lithium has got a very new shape, with a bridle that will really help to get that light bar pressure to fit all kinds of customers.

The bar pressure for that kite is a key point, but having it right includes many factors that can also affect other key points.
So far we believe we’ve achieved a very good new Lithium that can match all requests from a Lithium customer.
Freeride – comfort – versatility – performance