// Airush Varial X 2015 - aggressive all round
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All New Varial X
The verdict is in and these new VX's are going down very well. Much easier to ride this year they have huge sweet spots and the small sizes are fantastic. The 6 to 9m are exceptional high wind tools. Trusting, effortless and very smooth their boosting is exceptional and the control and trust they endear even on short lines, is hugely appreciated by all who ride them in storm conditions.
The Varial X has been an ongoing development to meet the needs of high performance riders looking to do everything from boosting, wakestyle and waves. For 2015, the Varial X has a complete redesign while maintaining its character of quick, powerful and versatile. The SL-C concept behind the Varial X has remained while everything else has changed to meet a more demanding customer. A focus on wider windrange, a secure gust response, and easier relaunch was the outcome of a newer tip to chord ratio, a dynamic new wingtip layout and strut placement.
Bridging the gap between high-end performance and everyday riding, the Varial X is the kite to choose.
The Varial X durability has been increased further with the Technoforce D2 by Teijin along with the Airush signature Poly Load Frame to give an amazing rigidity and strength throughout the entire Airush canopy.
- New Design for better relaunch and low end power
- Light and Direct Bar Response
- Increased LE Diameter in Smaller sizes for greater stability and support
- Poly Load Frame Technology
- Double Rip Stop Technoforce D2 by Teijin Canopy
- New Oversized SPS valve (Single Point Inflation System)
- All New One Pump System
To those who are familiar with the Varial X in 2014, we have made some changes to 2015 in order to please a broader group of intermediate to advanced aggressive riders. Therefore the 2015 Varial X has been improved in low-end, relaunching, stability and power delivery. Airush Kite Designer, Mark Pattison, comments on the key focuses of change and what that means to the rider.
2 LOW END
A lot of feedback for the 2014 Varial X was to improve the low end power of the kite. The larger sizes of the 2015 Varial X have an increased Low End of 2 knots. On the smaller sizes we have added about 5 knots of low-end ability without compromising efficiency.
2 TOP END
Top End ability is something that the Varial X customer loves, so this is a primary focus to keep. We didn’t lose any of the top end in the 2015. In fact the 2015 Varial X has better depower and more stability in survival overpower situations than 2014.
2 TURNING SPEED
The 2015 Varial X has a different type of turn than 2014. The 2014 had more forward turning, keeping more speed in the turn, more like a Razor. The new 2015 Varial X is still fast, yet bit more pivotal in its turning.
,strong>2 FORWARD SPEED
The 2015 kite still has an extreme appetite for the front of the window, and as such in gusty conditions the 2015 kite is much more effective at upwind riding, especially in gusty conditions. Maximum riding speed is similar if not slightly better than last year, yet unhooked acceleration in the window requires a little more depower on the strap this year, and for the hardcore unhooked freestylers the Razor still remains the industry standard in elite level freestyle.
2 KITE LOOPING
For 2015, we made the Varial X tamer throughout the kite loop allowing for more control in the air.
The 2014 Varial X gives you more of a horizontal pull but because the 2015 Varial X is a bit more gruntier when comparing size for size, Id say they give you about the same rush in a kiteloop in the same conditions.
2 JUMPING AND BOOSTING
The Varial X in 2015 is less technical to jump which brings much bigger boosts in lighter winds. For those that are jumping on full power at full speed, altitude is similar, but the hang time is much improved and the kite is far easier to control and predict in the air.
2 WAVE RIDING
For 2014, you needed to be more on the ball and concentrate on where the kite is. The 2015 Varial X is more user-friendly for wave riding, more predictable, and drifts better. All of these were requested by the 2014 Varial X rider.
We worked a lot on the Stability of the Varial X for 2015. Due to the revisions in the LE and Canopy, it handles gusts and more aggressive maneuvers through loops and downloops. Therefore you can demand even more from the 2015 Varial X in all sorts of positions.
A primary focus of the 2015 Varial X is the relaunching. By adjusting the tips position and overall design, the 2015 Varial X is WAY better at relaunch than the 2014, not even a comparison.
2 WIND RANGE
In gusty conditions the 2015 is super stable and easy to ride, whist the extra power available in the lulls makes for seamless power delivery to the rider. This gust response and additional drive opens up a wider wind range than before.
The 2014 shoots further forward in the window during an unhooked trick allowing for more slack at the apex of the pass. When riding unhooked on the 2015 Varial X, there needs to be a bit less tension in the back lines. This is as easy as pulling the trim strap in slightly.
the kite ships with a pump - but does not ship with bar and lines they can be added in the options below.
// Airush Smart Bar 6 2015
Returning as the most versatile bar on the market, the Smartbar 6 features a new directional grooving pattern that helps you hang on through all conditions with maximum grip and comfort.
Developed as the first ever bar that has four length adjustments, the Smartbar can be changed from 45-55 or 52-62 with simple and easy changes. This allows the bar to be used from our absolutely smallest kite to the largest kite in the Airush range.
The PU coated depower line makes sheeting in and out effortless with two minimal diameter tubing. This PU coated line extends the lifespan of the centerline increasing the reliability of all Airush bars.
The Airush Bar has safety as first priority. An industry standard Brain Quick release and color-coding on all parts makes the Airush system hassle free for all riders. Continuing for 2015, the LOW Y on the center–lines allows for a quick single line flag out for those situations where you need it the most.
- Fits all Airush Kites from largest to smallest
- Adjustable 62-55-52-45cm Widths
- New Grip
- New Line Length segments (20+4m Length)
- Heavy duty 400kg front lines, 250kg outside lines
- LOW Y Single Line Flag Out
- Industry Standard Pushaway Brain Quick Release
- Minimal Diameter PU depower Line
- Pull-Pull Adjustable Trim Strap