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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby pikovsg » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:47 am

Well, I do try to early adopt a lot of left field type of gear. ;)

Had the Ultra for almost two months now and it's just been a really windy season, so no complaints. Hopefully can test it out this week - low winds in the next few days.

@slowboat Clouds - 30m lines for really low winds, but been slowly progressing to 25m and a slightly more surface area board. The board makes a massive difference in that low of wind. I've been throwing ideas and working owith Enrico at Temavento to craft a 150cm 6lb light wind foilboard. This bigger board vs. my Alien Air gives you a massive 2, maybe even 3 knots extra low end. Additionally, the jibes become much easier with a bit more volume, as you may guess.

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby pikovsg » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:02 am

Wind got low today and I was out on the new 13.4 Cloud D. 5-6 knots!! The kite was so amazing I didn't even bother testing the Ultra yet. The Cloud is lighter than the Ultra by almost two and a half pounds at 4.7lbs. (7.0lbs for the Ultra). Starting to think that the Cloud will be better than Ultra...

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby Brian H » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:18 am

Bump

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby Bushflyr » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:43 am

Brian H wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:18 am
Bump
:roll: Dude, what the hell? This was still on the first page you don't need to be an idiot and bump an already active thread up 10 lines or whatever.

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby abel » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:39 pm

Any light wind performance comparison with a foil kite ?

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby Regis-de-giens » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:21 pm

also interested by the answer !
pikovsg wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:38 am
Comparing to BRM Cloud 17m, OR Flite 17m, Flysurfer Lotus, NOrth Mono 15m, Concept Air Pulsion 12m, Contra 15m and Epic Infinity 16m. This may be the kite I was looking for. Looks like enough power in 7, maybe 6 miles for a hydrofoil. Will be testing more this weekend.
Sorry I missed this message ... great to have such comparison by the same tester ! In your opinion, which kite among this list will offer the best lower end to stay in the air , and the lowest end to ride and stay upwind on a HF ?

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby pikovsg » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:28 pm

Probably the 12m Pulsion then Cloud. Definitely not the Ultra. If you want light wind straight line riding/racing/boston on foil, then Pulsion. Anything not in straight line (and more fun) - Cloud.

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby pikovsg » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:27 pm

Just had what I think was the lowest wind session this year. Rephrasing the above post. Pulsion, the super light foil kite I've been raving this winter, is going into the basement. Cloud D 13.4 eats it for dinner in low wind. They even weigh the same, except the Cloud has a leading edge.

Sorry @Regis, I like the Cloud D's better. WIll seriously test the Ultra 15m vs. the Cloud soon, but pretty sure the Cloud will take the cake there too.

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby airsurfer » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:54 pm

"Sorry @Regis, I like the Cloud D's better. WIll seriously test the Ultra 15m vs. the Cloud soon, but pretty sure the Cloud will take the cake there too"

I want to know if the Ultra will relaunch in deep water in 6 to 8 knots. also what's the low end and top end for the Ultra. Many wave and normal 3 strut kites can work with hydrofoil in the 7-8 knots range already especially on long lines but few can relaunch in deep water effectively. You drop the cloud D in deep water light wind it's game over and you're swimming Doesn't matter how experienced you are (been there and done that)

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Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Postby pikovsg » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:28 am

Yep, relaunching and boosting are the main reasons I got the Ultra. Really hope it proves itself.


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