2017 LITHIUM 8.0m2
5M I 6M I 7M I 8M I 9M I 10M I 12M I 14M
The Swiss Army Knife of kites for riding in the Gorge, Surf, Foiling, Teaching, and Lightwind/Flatwater conditions. Quick/Easy relaunch, reliable control, video game-like responsiveness, and most well behaved kite ever ridden by our staff. Some of us foil with it, our schools teach with it, and we always, always take it with us on road trips to the coast.
- 2nd Wind Staff
As the do-all kite in the Airush range, the Lithium has been proven to meet the requirements of riders looking to do a bit of everything: freeride, jumping, looping and waves. With amazing park power, stability, and ease of use, the Lithium is simply the perfect kite. The focus of wingtip and strut layout in conjunction with the Delta Hybrid design ensures the quickest response through the air as well as instant relaunch. The square wingtip with increased area improves unhooked and overall performance without sacrificing the legendary relaunch, stability or wind range.
The Lithium 17m features the same Lithium freeride flying characteristics but optimized for extremely light wind. Reinforcement has been minimized to save weight and optimized for the unique loads in lighter winds. This optimization compensates for the weight of the additional struts, increasing the stability when the wind picks up, and working in conjunction with the load frame to increase the longevity of the canopy.
Tkb Review: 2017 AIRUSH Lithium
February 17, 2017
Sizes Available: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17m
Sizes Tested: 7, 9, 10, 12m
The Lithium is back as Airush’s jack of all trades. The Lithium’s 3-strut delta shape is a low/medium aspect platform which features three wingtip steering settings (bar pressure) and a single setting front bridle with three pulleys. It has a large flow Boston valve that requires the larger inflation nozzle for a quick inflate. Testers gave the Lithium high praise for it’s user-friendly handling, expansive range across various wind levels and solid steering response. The Lithium’s delta shape lends to a pivot style turn which creates a decent amount of power through the turn, and when it comes to relaunch the pulled back leading edge facilitates an easy relaunch from deep within the window just by pulling on one bar end. Testers praised the Lithium for its medium, well-balanced bar pressure and it’s generous lift during big boosts and solid hangtime. Compared to the Airush Union, which may be a bit more active in handling, the Lithium is the well-mannered all around kite that features great range, solid depower and predictable turning that matches the needs of kiters of progressing skill levels, all around freeriders and foilboarding.
Our Testers Say:
“Feels light, responsive and generates loads of power.” // Tiberiu Anghel.
“An easy flying kite. First time out and it feels like I know it.” // Rob Shea.
“With a huge depower range, this is a kite that magically fills two size ranges.” // Chris Borodic.
2017 Lithium - SALE PRICE $865