Save big on this older but brand new kite. Super stable kite that will hold you through the lulls and handle gusty conditions, Great for snow-kiting as well
The Airush Lithium 9m kite is very similar in characteristics to its Lithium 12 bigger brother.There is one small improvement - this kite now has elastic securing cord loops to hold the velcro and plugs secure for the air dump valve and inflation valve on the bladder. (This may now apply across all the Lithium kite series). Previously, these were secured with only velcro fold over tabs.Characteristics:
The 9m kite has the same smooth handling, turning and power characteristics as the Lithium 12
Being smaller, the kite turns quicker
Indicative wind range (85kg rider) is 20 to 32 knots.
With generous depower I was able to ride it well in 30+ knots. The kite doesn't give you an surprises.
The power comes on smoothly and the kite turns as well as a 9m kite should.
In lower wind conditions, downloop turns and kite loops are smooth and predictable.
The kite also parks and rides well downwind while wave riding.
The 9m kite shares the same bar as the 12m kite, so if you have one of each you effectively have a spare bar.