The T3 was developed for the aggressive freestyle rider with a passion for rails, sliders, kickers, and anything that pops up. For 07 the increased length and new bottom shape improves the ride and gets you up and going quicker. Radically improved flex characteristics give you infinitely more flat-water pop. The unique aggressive channel bottom allows for the use of fins 50% smaller than on traditional kiteboards without loosing any edging ability. The reduced fin size improves the T-3's versatility when riding park style, while the progressive channel design also allows the board to be ridden easily in a finless configuration.
- Developed for the aggressive free style rider with a passion for rails, sliders and kicker (or whatever pops up.)
- The unique aggressive channel bottom design allows for the use of fins 50% smaller than on traditional kiteboards without loosing any edging ability.
- Standard with straps and pads, which can be removed to fit bindings
Rails: Square ABS rails for increased durability and early planning. Rocker3 stage “competition” rocker for speed and early planning. The channeled center features a slightly increased rocker to prevent the nose from catching. The Outer rails have a slightly flatter rocker for increased edging.
Flex: A new approach in flex derived from wakeboarding orients the flex point on the center of the board. This makes the T-3 ideal for more powered moves.
Bottom shape: The unique integrated Fin bottom shape delivers the same edging feel as a board with fins double the size.
Planform: The wide outline with larger tips ensures early planning and maximum pop. Increased length for 07.
Fins: Dedicated T-3 fins are integrated into the channels of the board. The fin outline is developed to flow easily over obstacles. Dual screw inserts to keep fins firmly in place.
X-Link ABS ConstructionOur unique X-Link ABS Construction combines the perfect flex and strength characteristics of our X-Link PVC core, with a virtually indestructible ABS rail. The ABS section is inset into the laminate and forms a “grindable” rail that can withstand a significant amount more abuse than a wrapped rail construction. This construction uses a combination of unidirectional and biaxial cloth together with asymmetrical wood reinforcing in the high impact heel area. A top sheet layer on the bottom enhances the durability without limiting the flex characteristics.
At Airush our passion for building the ultimate kiteboard verges on religious fanaticism. Central to our design process is shape technology. By prototyping and testing among our design centers in Australia, Hawaii, and the UK, we focus on developing technology that will suit various riding styles and accommodate diverse conditions around the world. As kiteboarding diversifies, Airush has focused on developing various core, rail, and laminate technologies to ensure the best strength-to-weight ratio in each product and to offer the highest level of shape-enhancing performance. New developments on high volume boards, such as the Flytech Construction, ensure that we can offer reduced weight in the Converse series. In lower volume products such as the Protoy, where massive amounts of flex and damage tolerance are required, we have developed the definitive spinal core. In its second year, our unique Biotech vertical-wood sandwich has proven itself as a benchmark for durability and smooth responsiveness.
Core Technology & Construction Technology
Kiteboards are exposed to a complex matrix of forces that place significant load on the laminates and cores. Through ongoing development we have optimized the strength, durability, and flex response to meet the demands of each rider group. Too much board flex is not always a good thing. Riders who are heavier or ride more overpowered would generally prefer a slightly stiffer board. Riders who are lighter or prefer to ride with slightly less power would normally prefer a slightly more flexible board.