Airush introduced the first true convertible in 2006, this revelation in versatility has changed the way many riders view wave riding. Smaller kites, bigger boards, strapped, strapless with dedicated surf performance for no wind situations. The 2008 Converse continues to redefine wave riding. The higher volume translates into an ability to run a smaller kite, which means you can ride more vertically, with more snap than imaginable a few years ago. The kite specific construction offers significantly reinforced areas around the footstrap, top deck and fin areas to deal with the increased speed and abuse when kiting without hindering the surf ability. Included in the line for this year is a 5’6” Kite specific model, for lightweight riders and dedicated high wind wave riding.