LIQUID FORCE AT SURFACE 2 AIR SPORTS
Founded in 1995, Liquid Force quickly became the leader in wakeboard products and apparel. Soon after, in 1999, Liquid Force entered into kiteboarding and set a benchmark in design and product progression. Starting off with revolutionary twin tip board designs by Jimmy Redmon, LF twin tips became the go to board for progression. Soon after LF launched kites in the 2 line days and rapidly progressed to industry standard and 5 line designs. Liquid Force is dedicated to relentless innovation, progressive design, maximum functionality and unparalleled quality.
Liquid Force is headed by visionaries Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmon. Their passion in wakeboarding flows directly into the kiteboarding products and marketing. On a day-to-day basis Global Brand Manager, Gary Siskar, and kite designer Julien Fillion lead the charge in building superior and top performing products for kiteboarders of all levels.
At LF relentless innovation, quality and performance are the focus which runs deep in their DNA. They strive daily to bring products to kiteboarders that make kiteboarding more fun and safer, and offer all cost options: from high end to affordability. Their design team and skilled R&D group consist of riders of all levels, and their processes ensure that LF is at the cutting edge of product development and lets them offer one of the broadest offerings of kiteboarding products. Whether you’re a first time rider, World Tour specialist, surf charger or foil lover: Liquid Force has what you need.
LF kiteboarding is a truly “global” brand. They have offices in California, Denmark, Canada and Hood River. Main testing locations are in Hood River, OR, Mancora, Peru, and Maui, HI. LF ride and test worldwide, from the beaches of Maui, to the long point breaks of Peru, to time in the Cape Hatteras Slicks to the river chop of the Gorge in Oregon – they put all their products through their paces.
This year has seen Liquid Force consolidate some of their best known products. The Envy has had some tweaks and iconic products such as the HiFi and the Echo have been tuned up. All of the boards have had a visit from the graphics department and are looking insane and LF continue to push their unique brand of cool kiteboarding…
BRAND GUIDE 2016 // LIQUID FORCE KITES
Designed with input from future World Champion Christophe Tack, the Liquid Force HiFi-X2 is the kite of choice for the planet’s most demanding freestyle and competitive riders. Whether you’re into new school technical tricks, massive kiteloops, or old school freestyle, this five-line, true C-kite is engineered to help you evolve and perform like never before. Last year’s HiFi was so good that Tack didn’t want to change much to the 2015 model. However, the HiFi-X2 features a number of subtle refinements, such as a symmetrical panel layout for extended longevity and uniform stretch. Additionally, this legendary kite uses less Dacron material, which means less weight, better durability, faster flying, and a slightly crisper feel. Overall you can expect the same high-caliber performance as before: explosive pop, controllable slack, light bar pressure, and a direct, precise C-kite feel. With the HiFi-X2, you can ride like a champion.
It’s the 6-year anniversary for the Liquid Force Envy, officially thrusting the kite to a legacy status! The Envy is the anchor of the LF kite line highlighted by versatility and ease of use from the beginner to the pro rider. The design staff, lead by Julien Fillion, took a hard look at 6 years of history in the kite to bring the 2016 Envy to life. What LF did was to provide more user adjustability options, that when combined with a refined wingtip profile increases bar feel and response, so you now have a kite that will satisfy any freeriding, freestyling, connoisseur. Rock solid stability, easy on / off power delivery and a lightweight bombproof construction that will inspire confidence and progression at any level.
Offering silky smooth sheet-and-go power delivery, exceptional maneuverability, and instant response, the WOW gives you the precision and freedom needed to position yourself right where you want to be. The WOW lets you focus on the wave, rather than on the kite. The Liquid Force WOW is not just a surf-oriented kite though. It’s stacked with freeriding traits, including stellar lift for big boost and long glide, pivotal looping for air transitions and gentle down-loop landings, a small LE for banger upwind performance, and ultra-responsiveness for fluid, carving turns. Additionally, all of these characteristics, coupled with the WOW’s graceful drift, make it a powerful choice for an enhanced and simplified foilboarding experience. So whether you’re looking to log laps at your favorite break, or wanting all-time freeride fun, this kite will WOW you with its next-level performance.
With the Solo, the LF design team started by working intensively on numerous strut-less kite designs which took several months of testing and countless prototypes. These kites proved to be extremely lightweight with a great amount of raw power and possessed a very direct feel but there appeared multiple compromises in the performance that overshadowed the benefits of the Strut-less kite design that they were simply not willing to accept. The Liquid Force SOLO evolved through multiple iterations from half struts to battens that eventually led to a very thin, low profile center strut. So the Solo is an ultra-lightweight, single strut design that offers incredible efficiency, stability and wind range with the added benefit of pack ability for travel…
BRAND GUIDE 2016 // LIQUID FORCE TWIN TIPS
The Liquid Force Elementd, designed by legendary wakeboard and kiteboard shaper Jimmy Redmon with input from World Tour rider Christophe Tack, the lightweight Element features an ultra- shallow concave center with quad-channeled tips, delivering explosive pop, fast landings, upwind projection, lightning-quick response, and full-bore freestyle/freeride performance.
Based on the legacy of Liquid Force’s most popular kiteboard of all time (the Influence), the Liquid Force Legacy delivers a cutting- edge overhaul. Jason Slezak and Jimmy Redmon put their heads together in designing a board providing a similar feel as the Influence with thinner and lighter design for unrivaled performance. The Legacy’s advancements include a progressive rail concave for added edge hold and enhanced durability, a full double concave for more efficient riding, and a state-of-the-art flex profile for eating choppy conditions, softer landings, and more powerful takeoffs.
The Liquid Force Echo designed by Brandon Scheid and legendary wakeboard and kiteboard shaper, Jimmy Redmon, the Echo features the most advanced shape and design of the LF profiled wood core lineup. The result? An aggressive rider’s dream board: high rocker, explosive pop, pillow-soft landings, bullet-proof durability, the optimal blend of flex and rocker for deep rail presses, a deep triple concave running through the center for added grip and smooth, responsive feel, plus state-of-the-art, fluted concave at the tips for accelerated water flow and faster riding.
The Liquid Force Focus is packed with performance-enhancing features, delivering a banger versatile feel for all- around riders. For outstanding pop-and- release performance and fast and efficient upwind riding, this low-rocker, medium flex board has a flat bottom with mid-grip channels and channeled tips.
BRAND GUIDE 2016 // LIQUID FORCE FOIL BOARDS
Liquid Force Happy Foil will bring happiness to your kiteboarding life! Their commitment to the hydro-foiling relationship has resulted in them expanding the performance category of their hydrofoil line. The Happy Foil offers next level performance in a freeriding design. It has a lightweight and durable multipurpose molded board with an adjustable track mast mounting system, longer cord length, thinner profile mast, multi position fuselage and medium profile aspect wings which will have you running with the fastest hydro crew at the beach while keeping foiling fun!
Evolution, progression and succession highlight the performance of the extremely affordable and easy to use Liquid Force Rocket Foil. This hydrofoil setup is an ideal addition to any kiteboarder’s arsenal of equipment. As highlighted by a multipurpose adjustable mast mounting system board, thin profile mast, adjustable fuselage and low aspect bomb proof polymer low aspect wings. These qualities make this the best freeriding set up in Liquid Force’s Range.
The foiling bug got the guys at LF kite pretty good… Fast, silent, smooth: basically flying! What’s there not to like about riding a foil? So with this in mind the Liquid Force Foil Fish was designed with 3 main objectives. 1. To be easy to use, 2. Built for progression, and 3. Affordable. They accomplished all three by thinking outside the standard thought process of where the foil masses are going and through pushing the engineering staff and challenging the designers to think differently. And through relentless pursuit they hit their objectives. This is the foil for the people!
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