- Low Drag Design for Maximum Speed
- High Aspect Ratio for Competitive Upwind Performance
- Incredible Light Wind Jumping Kite
The Vantage III introduces the latest evolution of our high speed, high aspect race and boosting machine. Perfect for going fast on the slalom or upwind racecourse or as a pure freeride kite, for the rider looking for massive airtime even in the lightest of wind.
The high aspect design and refined foil shape work together to optimize the speed through the window, allowing the kite to sit far forward, giving maximum top end speed and competitive upwind ability.
The V3 bridle system provides optimum sheeting range while maintaining steering even when completely de-powered. The Vantage III is compatible with all Airush 4-line control bars.
AIRUSH LOAD FRAME
THE AIRUSH LOAD FRAME FEATURING WEBTECH HAS BEEN THE KEY TO SETTING THE ULTIMATE BENCHMARK IN DURABILITY, WITHOUT COMPROMISING ON WEIGHT.
BY EXPANDING OUR EXCLUSIVE LOAD FRAME WITH WEBTECH THROUGHOUT THE AREAS NORMALLY OCCUPIED BY DACRON, WE ARE ABLE TO MINIMIZE OR COMPLETELY REMOVE THE HEAVIER FABRIC AND UTILIZE THE BALLISTIC HIGH-MODULUS POLYETHYLENE WEB FIBERS INSTEAD – INCREASING STRENGTH AND MINIMIZING WEIGHT.
INTEGRATED HIGH MODULUS FIBRES
CENTRAL TO THE CONCEPT OF THE LOAD FRAME ARE THE LIGHTWEIGHT ULTRA HIGH MODULUS YARNS, OF WHICH EACH SINGLE YARN CAN CARRY 40KG. THINK OF THEM AS A LIGHTWEIGHT WEB WITH ENGINEERED ENERGY ABSORPTION UNDER LOAD, SIMILAR TO A SPIDER WEB.
THESE YARNS ARE INTEGRATED INTO THE CANOPY THROUGH REINFORCED TAPING THAT ALLOWS THEM TO ELONGATE WHEN UNDER EXTREME LOAD, ABSORBING MOST OF THE SHOCK THAT TRADITIONALLY WOULD HAVE RUN THROUGH THE CANOPY. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY CARRY THE PRIMARY LOAD OF THE CANOPY, PREVENTING STRETCH AND INCREASING LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE.
This premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Dyneema Load Frame for the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and UV Stability, along with the highest long-term reliability of any fabric available.
XL INFLATE/DEFLATE VALVE
THE XL INFLATE/DEFLATE VALVE FEATURES AN INSANELY EASY AND FAST WAY TO INFLATE AND DEFLATE YOUR KITE. THE LARGE OPENING CREATES MAXIMUM FLOW OF AIR AND REDUCES FATIGUE AND STRESS ON YOUR PUMP. THIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AIRUSH HIGH VELOCITY PUMP MAKES INFLATING YOUR KITE EXTREMELY FAST TO GET YOU ON THE WATER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
ON ALL AIRUSH KITES, THE EMERGENCY SAFETY HANDLES ARE PROVIDED ON EACH WINGTIPS. THIS MAXIMIZE THE CONTROL AND SECURITY WHEN PERFORMING SELF-RESCUING.
AIRUSH BUMPERS ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE LEADING EDGE OF THE KITES TO REDUCE WEAR AND INCREASE DURABILITY ON ROUGH SURFACES. THESE BUMPERS ARE KEY FOR INCREASING THE LIFESPAN OF AIRUSH KITES.
KEVLAR, FOUND IN BULLET PROOF VESTS, IS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE AIRUSH KITES. THESE KEVLAR REINFORCEMENTS ARE ONLY PUT IN THE MOST CRITICAL AREAS TO PROTECT FROM WEARING WHILE STILL MINIMIZING WEIGHT WHICH AFFECTS THE KITES PERFORMANCE.
FBI ONE PUMP VALVES
THE OVERSIZED SPIS VALVE (SINGLE POINT INFLATION SYSTEM) OPTIMIZES INFLATION AND DEFLATION. THE FAST BLADDER INFLATION (FBI) FEATURES INCREASED WALL THICKNESS AND OVERSIZED DIAMETER TUBING. THIS ELIMINATES TUBE KINK AND REDUCES STRESS ON YOUR PUMP, RESULTING IN A QUICK AND EASY INFLATION.
The V3 bridle system contributes significantly to the feeling and performance of supported leading edge kites, in addition the total depower adds immensely to the safety benefits. The positioning of the bridle attachment points on the LE of the kite, combined with the V pulleys, give a range of movement. The result is steering that is light, but direct enough to feel where your kite is while riding. This also enables the kite to be steered and controlled when the kite is completely de-powered, which is ideal for wave riding.