Jun 19, 2009
Author: Shane Thompson
STYLE: Freestyle / SIZE: 132 x 39 cm / FINS: 4 cm G10
On The Water
The Airush FS is the dedicated freestyle performer that is designed to deliver
the goods whether in competitions or at your favourite slick. It has a
solid stiff flex throughout and a powerful parallel outline which
provides explosive pop. The minimal concave bottom shaping is fast and
fluid, and this board likes to be ridden on edge through chop. The flat
rocker and stiffness allow you to push as hard as you can against the
FS and it rewards you with a good combination of control and reaction.
Its best suited to the advanced riders that need a board to deliver
quick and reactive pop for freestyle manoeuvres. The other twins of the
line, the Protoy and the Xpact offer more moderate flex and higher
amounts of bottom shaping for freeriders and smoother controlled
riding, through choppy conditions. Any advanced freestyle rider will be
happy with this board’s aggressive and explosive character.
Each year, Airush has refined their snowboard-style construction. This technology offers the highest in durability and strength to weight ratios. The CNC-machined wood core is tapered to offer the optimum flex pattern. The 4 mm ABS side rail is consistent throughout and the rails are stepped down from the 3D shaped top sheet. Tri-axial laminates provide bombproof durability and carbon X stringers bring the FS explosive pop.
Footbed and Strap System
Airush Autofit Strap and beds lock the foot in with a custom fitting system using different density of foam in critical areas of the footbed. Cushioned patches in the heel and toe provide good grip and let the bed mold to the foot quicker than other types out there. Straps were easy to adjust and have durable rubber moldings on the top, which can help with durability and protection.