Kitesurf Magazine tested 5 of the industries single strut kites extensively in the Foil, Wave, and Twintip riding category. With significant time on the water the Airush Ultra was the test favorite, even out performing many of the 3 strut kites on the market.
Exclusively, here is the new single strut kite by Airush: the Ultra is showing up on our kite spots a few years after Airush introduced this new groundbreaking concept with the One. After testing almost all of the sizes, we can reveal that the Ultra is ahead of the single strut kites category, judge for yourself: a compact shape, sharp tips, an optimized bridle system with pulleys, featherweight but foolproof thanks to its unique Load Frame. This Load Frame provides great rigidity that makes the kite even more tolerant in gusty winds for example.
We first started testing the Ultra with a foilboard and were immediately impressed with the ease of handling and the smooth bar feeling, while the kite is very reactive. It takes off early and goes far forward in the window, so we can validate it for foil riding
Then we went for a waveriding downwinder in cross/cross on-shore, which became on-shore conditions: the drift and surf capabilities are just mind-blowing. The day after, a twintip freeride session, and once again, the Ultra prove to be very pleasant with a good depower and the behavior in the gusts is ahead compared to the other single strut kites. Even efficient in the jumps, easy to control, and to complete this Ultra “perfect” picture, we will add that about the relaunch, it has nothing to envy of the 3 strut kites. Be convinced that the Ultra made a striking entrance in the single strut kite market. Airush offers a complete range of sizes and we heard that a 3.5m should be coming up shortly.