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Welcome to 2012 liquid Force kiteboarding 2012 is yet another year of industry-leading, product innovation from Liquid Force. While Liquid Force continues to develop a high quality and superior product, some of the original breakthroughs are as follows. First, we are proud to introduce three completely new kite designs as well as the further evolution of the easiest kite to fly on the market, the Envy. Additionally, we are especially excited to be the first to introduce a new level of durability and performance with Exo Strut construction on all of the 2012 kite models. This exclusive construction process on Liquid Force kites creates a solid connection from the strut to the leading edge, offering more response and reliability. LF also presents Spinlock, the innovation of the world’s first lockable, spinning spreader bar hook. This unique feature allows the rider to easily untwist the front flying lines therefore increasing the performance of any LF kite on the market. While last year, we initiated the next level of inflation and deflation speed and convenience with the Max Flow valve, this year we take it up a notch! Now available for 2012, we bring The LF Long Shaft pump. A pump designed to make pumping the kite easier and faster by aligning you in a more ergonomic position. Finally, boards are the basic DNA of Liquid Force. For 2012, we offer the most comprehensive board line on the market. Varied flex patterns, precise rockers, tuned bottom contours and industry leading construction guarantee you will find a board that fits any riding style or conditions. Get all of this, backed by the best warranty and brand service in the kiteboarding industry, only at Liquid Force.

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Welcome to the 2012 line of Liquid Force Kites. It has been a crazy year for Julien Fillion, the designer of Liquid Force kites. Three brand new kite models, over 50 prototypes, hundreds of hours on the water testing in a variety of conditions: all to bring the most revolutionary and reliable kites to market. What is also unique this year are the goals that we set for our kite line. We strive to bring a line that reflects the diversity of riders across the world. From hard core freestyle and wave riding, to the precision needed for wake style riding, all the way in to the efficiency and feel that is required for racing and light wind performance. Whatever type of riding you are into, we have the kite that will outperform and exceed your needs.

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EnVy BE THE ENVY OF THE RIDERS AT YOUR SPOT! SIZES: 5M, 7M, 9M, 12M, 15M

Building further on the Envy’s proven, lightweight three strut platform and “beyond delta” design Liquid Force introduces for the 3rd year the easiest and most fun kite to fly on the market. New on the Envy for 2012 is a redesigned and simplified bridle configuration and slightly modified outline and profile, making the kite re-launch instantly and creating one of the fastest turning kites on the market. The Envy still retains its legendary flight characteristics of the “set it and forget it” feel and stands out as a kite for all conditions and all terrain.

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EnVy Features: BRIDLES SYSTEM

USB 3.0 / ULTRA STABLE BRIDLE

A reliable bridle is a primary focus of kite design at Liquid Force. The LF USB 3.0 Bridle is a Proven LF cascade SLE bridle system with one static wingtip pulley. Instant depower, re-launch and stability is the #1 goal.

EXO STRUT TECHNOLOGY

ULTIMATE STRUCTURAL BONDING

Designed and developed by Julien Fillion. The Exo Strut brings strut construction to a new level of rigidity and strength focusing on the areas of the struts that absorb the force of impact on hard crashes and washings in the surf. Our angled Jet Struts prevent any of the bridles from getting stuck at the end of the strut during intensive water prelaunch. Reliability is the word!

WINGTIPS

UNIQUE LF DIAMOND WINGTIP DESIGN

While most other kite designs on the market only use round wingtips, at Liquid force we believe in our unique Diamond Wingtip design. The Diamond wingtip not only provides huge de-power and easier re-launch over traditional curved wingtips, but provides a rigid structure as well as instant and predictable kite response. The LF Diamond Wingtip also provides smooth, constant pull and power through turns while still effectively de-powering the kite when needed.

REINFORCED LEADING EDGE STRUCTURE DOUBLE LAYER LE CONSTRUCTION

When crashing at full power, no other part of the kite absorbs as much impact as the leading edge, specifically the center of the leading edge. Our center leading edge segments are beefed up by doubling the amount of Dacron used in production, but only where it’s truly needed. This will not increase the weight of the LE but will give your kite the ability to hit the water hard all day, worry free.

SUPERIOR QUALITY CANOPY MATERIAL TEIJIN RIPSTOP T9600

When most of the kiteboarding brands out there stopped using this very high end material due to cost increases, we at Liquid Force stood our ground! We strongly believe that the use of Teijn Ripstop T9600 is essential to high quality kite design. Your kite will repeatedly perform like the day it was pulled out of the plastic and hold a much higher resale value.

BOMB PROOF CONSTRUCTION

GLUED AND STITCHED PANEL ASSEMBLY

The entire panel layout of our kites are glued and stitched using an overlapped seam assembly. This construction has proven throughout the years to be the strongest on the market. We have also discovered the perfect Dacron reinforcement to weight ratio to ensure the highest quality for your investment. Our signature molded EVA leading edge bumpers are light, strong and will protect your LE during self launch, hard crashes, snow re-launch, and normal everyday wear and tear.

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MAX FLOW INFLATION ONE PUMP INFLATE KITE 40% FASTER

The future is now, and this future is inflated quicker and easier by the LF Max Flow Valve. Imagine a kite that inflates in 40% less time, getting you to the water faster and leaving your friends still pumping on the beach. The LF Max Flow valve can bring it, and only the full range of LF kites has it! This new one way high airflow valve matched with our completely redesigned, gauge-equipped pump will change your life. Once you go Max Flow, you never go back!

CPR CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPPED

100% DEPOWER - CENTER LINE PUSH RELEASE

The LF CPR release allows riders an instant and effortless safety release of the kite, with either hand, from the front or back of the bar, to either the 100% de-power flag line or 90% de-power mainline leash options.

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NRG BE FULL OF NRG AND POWER SIZES: 6M, 8M, 10M, 12M

New for 2012 is the Liquid Force NRG. The design directive was easy: make the most powerful kite Liquid Force has ever produced while remaining efficient through the wind window. A difficult challenge that has been met with the introduction of the NRG. It took out of the box thinking and countless prototypes to come up with the perfect equation. What was born is a kite that utilizes a flatter profile, unique bridle geometry, and a 4-strut platform to deliver the wanted performance markers. Combined with the reliability of the Liquid Force Diamond Wing Tip the NRG re-launches automatically and boasts a massive wind range. If you are looking for unsurpassed power with deep low end and lift for huge jumps, the NRG is your kite!

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NRGlightbreeze BE THE ONLY ONE OUT SIZES: 14M, 16M

While designing the NRG we realized that we were onto something special in the efficiency and power of the kite. This lead head designer, Julien Fillion, on a quest to design the ultimate light wind LEI kite. The NRG “LIGHT BREEZE”, offered in 14m and 16m, feature a flatter profile and higher aspect ratio giving the kite more projected area and lift. Eliminating the center strut creates less drag and allows the kite to fly orientated forward in the wind window creating efficiency in the turning speed and upwind projection. With the addition of 5m flying line extensions included in the “LIGHT BREEZE” you will be riding before the whitecaps appear!

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NRG/ NRG Lightbreeze Features: BRIDLES SYSTEM

USB 3.1 - ULTRA STABLE EQUALIZING BRIDLE

A reliable bridle is a primary focus of kite design at Liquid Force. The LF USB 3.1 Bridle is a Proven LF cascade SLE bridle system with unique closed loop bridle geometry. Instant depower, re-launch and stability are the #1 goals.

EXO STRUT TECHNOLOGY

ULTIMATE STRUCTURAL BONDING

Designed and developed by Julien Fillion. The Exo Strut brings strut construction to a new level of rigidity and strength focusing on the areas of the struts that absorb the force of impact on hard crashes and washings in the surf. Our angled Jet Struts prevent any of the bridles from getting stuck at the end of the strut during intensive water prelaunch. Reliability is the word!

WINGTIPS

UNIQUE LF DIAMOND WINGTIP DESIGN

While most other kite designs on the market only use round wingtips, at Liquid force we believe in our unique Diamond Wingtip design. The Diamond wingtip not only provides huge de-power and easier re-launch over traditional curved wingtips, but provides a rigid structure as well as instant and predictable kite response. The LF Diamond Wingtip also provides smooth, constant pull and power through turns while still effectively de-powering the kite when needed.

REINFORCED LEADING EDGE STRUCTURE DOUBLE LAYER LE CONSTRUCTION

When crashing at full power, no other part of the kite absorbs as much impact as the leading edge, specifically the center of the leading edge. Our center leading edge segments are beefed up by doubling the amount of Dacron used in production, but only where it’s truly needed. This will not increase the weight of the LE but will give your kite the ability to hit the water hard all day, worry free.

SUPERIOR QUALITY CANOPY MATERIAL TEIJIN RIPSTOP T9600

When most of the kiteboarding brands out there stopped using this very high end material due to cost increases, we at Liquid Force stood our ground! We strongly believe that the use of Teijn Ripstop T9600 is essential to high quality kite design. Your kite will repeatedly perform like the day it was pulled out of the plastic and hold a much higher resale value.

BOMB PROOF CONSTRUCTION

GLUED AND STITCHED PANEL ASSEMBLY

The entire panel layout of our kites are glued and stitched using an overlapped seam assembly. This construction has proven throughout the years to be the strongest on the market. We have also discovered the perfect Dacron reinforcement to weight ratio to ensure the highest quality for your investment. Our signature molded EVA leading edge bumpers are light, strong and will protect your LE during self launch, hard crashes, snow re-launch, and normal everyday wear and tear.

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MAX FLOW INFLATION ONE PUMP INFLATE KITE 40% FASTER

The future is now, and this future is inflated quicker and easier by the LF Max Flow Valve. Imagine a kite that inflates in 40% less time, getting you to the water faster and leaving your friends still pumping on the beach. The LF Max Flow valve can bring it, and only the full range of LF kites has it! This new one way high airflow valve mixed with our completely redesigned, gauge-equipped pump will change your life. Once you go Max Flow, you never go back!

CPR CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPPED

100% DEPOWER - CENTER LINE PUSH RELEASE

The LF CPR release allows riders an instant and effortless safety release of the kite, with either hand, from the front or back of the bar, to either the 100% de-power flag line or 90% de-power mainline leash options.

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NirV Ana BE AND FIND NIRVANA OF FREESTYLE SIZES: 5M, 7M, 9M, 11M, 13M, 15M

The high demands of today’s progressive freestylers have created NIRVANA! A fully redesigned C-class kite delivering explosive pop, aggressive power, and unsurpassed unhooked performance. Key design elements include a 5 strut design, fused hybrid mini bridle, and Liquid Force “Rigid Batten” wing tips make this kite the most rigid, responsive, and powerful C-kite design on the market. Combined with being flown on the 5 line CPR control system the kite will exceed all expectations in lift, hang time and power.

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NirV Ana Features: RIGID BATTEN

STABILITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE

This unique batten placement and size make the Nirvana the most rigid kite on the market. Delivering explosive power and response.

EXO STRUT TECHNOLOGY

ULTIMATE STRUCTURAL BONDING

Designed and developed by Julien Fillion. The Exo Strut brings strut construction to a new level of rigidity and strength focusing on the areas of the struts that absorb the force of impact on hard crashes and washings in the surf. Our angled Jet Struts prevent any of the bridles from getting stuck at the end of the strut during intensive water prelaunch. Reliability is the word!

WINGTIPS

UNIQUE LF DIAMOND WINGTIP DESIGN

While most other kite designs on the market only use round wingtips, at Liquid force we believe in our unique Diamond Wingtip design. The Diamond wingtip not only provides huge de-power and easier re-launch over traditional curved wingtips, but provides a rigid structure as well as instant and predictable kite response. The LF Diamond Wingtip also provides smooth, constant pull and power through turns while still effectively de-powering the kite when needed.

REINFORCED LEADING EDGE STRUCTURE DOUBLE LAYER LE CONSTRUCTION

When crashing at full power, no other part of the kite absorbs as much impact as the leading edge, specifically the center of the leading edge. Our center leading edge segments are beefed up by doubling the amount of Dacron used in production, but only where it’s truly needed. This will not increase the weight of the LE but will give your kite the ability to hit the water hard all day, worry free.

SUPERIOR QUALITY CANOPY MATERIAL TEIJIN RIPSTOP T9600

When most of the kiteboarding brands out there stopped using this very high end material due to cost increases, we at Liquid Force stood our ground! We strongly believe that the use of Teijn Ripstop T9600 is essential to high quality kite design. Your kite will repeatedly perform like the day it was pulled out of the plastic and hold a much higher resale value.

BOMB PROOF CONSTRUCTION

GLUED AND STITCHED PANEL ASSEMBLY

The entire panel layout of our kites are glued and stitched using an overlapped seam assembly. This construction has proven throughout the years to be the strongest on the market. We have also discovered the perfect Dacron reinforcement to weight ratio to ensure the highest quality for your investment. Our signature molded EVA leading edge bumpers are light, strong and will protect your LE during self launch, hard crashes, snow re-launch, and normal everyday wear and tear.

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MAX FLOW INFLATION ONE PUMP INFLATE KITE 40% FASTER

The future is now, and this future is inflated quicker and easier by the LF Max Flow Valve. Imagine a kite that inflates in 40% less time, getting you to the water faster and leaving your friends still pumping on the beach. The LF Max Flow valve can bring it, and only the full range of LF kites has it! This new one way high airflow valve mixed with our completely redesigned, gauge-equipped pump will change your life. Once you go Max Flow, you never go back!

CPR CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPPED

100% DEPOWER - CENTER LINE PUSH RELEASE

The LF CPR release allows riders an instant and effortless safety release of the kite, with either hand, from the front or back of the bar, to either the 100% de-power flag line or 90% de-power mainline leash options.

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CprControl bAr For 2012, we are very excited to offer a newly redesigned bar configuration. Highlights include a fully integrated, one piece molded EVA float and bar end winders. This combination creates a seamless one-piece design that is simple and offers better flotation for bar recovery. The bar itself has been reduced in over all diameter and features ergonomic finger contours to increase the bar feedback and reduce hand fatigue. Add in tubing wrapped leader lines to help prevent near bar tangles during falls and you now have the simplest, the safest, and the highest standard in control systems for any kite on the market. Liquid Force CPR (Center Push Release) is a patent approved system (U.S. Patent 6,988,694) that allows an instant and effortless safety release of the kite, with either the left or the right hand or from the front or back of the bar. Once engaged, the bar will release from the chicken loop to either the 100% de-power flag line or 90% de-power main line leash options. 100% De-power Flag Line
 The LF CPR Control System has a 100% De-power flag line,leash attachment option. 
 When attaching the leash to the flag line and releasing the bar via CPR (or simply letting go), the kite will completely de-power and fall to the water. This will leave the kite connected to only one front line, and allow the rider to work their way back to the bar, reset the CPR if engaged, and either re-launch the kite or wrap it up for another session. 90% De-power Option
 To utilize the 90% de-power leash attachment setting, attach your leash to the end of the mainline.

 This set-up will allow the rider to safely and repeatedly de-power and disable their kite while still enabling the rider to re-launch and ride again very quickly.
 The kite remains flying on two front lines and will drift to either corner of the wind window, readying itself for relaunch. Below the Bar De-power Cleat 
The power adjustment mainline runs through a 3D-Molded cleat, molded directly into the CPR Chicken Loop
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Auto Indexed Chicken Loop
 Allows a stiff and constant alignment of the chicken loop to the bar when unhooking/hooking back in. The chicken loop does not flop around and is always aligned correctly with the bar. No need to look to unhook or re-hook! One piece EVA Molded Floats and Winders A simple, hassle free design that floats better than standard line floats, offering faster and easier bar recovery. Tubing Wrapped Leader Lines Helps in the prevention of near bar tangles during falls and offers another color-coded visual point of reference for right and left. Highest Quality Pre-Stretched Flying Lines LF uses only the highest quality flying lines that do not stretch or deform over time. Sliding Stopper barrel Quick, easy to reach on the fly, fast adjustment of bar throw.

Center Line Push Release
 The LF CPR Release is designed for ultimate safety and simplicity, allowing a rider to release the kite with either hand, from the front or back of the bar, always the same on either side, and at any time!
 (U.S. Patent 6,988,694) Non-Mechanical 100% Molded Design
 The LF CPR is unique in that it has NO MECHANICAL or METAL Parts. Each of the quick release parts are molded plastic and will not rust, seize or corrode and will always function properly in sand, salt, heat or snow.
 Quick Click CPR Release Reset
 The CPR Release is designed to be just as easy and reliable to reset, as it is to release, even from the water. The CPR resets simply by snapping the chicken loop onto the mainline and then pulling the red release down until it clicks. Done!
 Color Coded 3D Molded Eva Grip 
 ore comfortable than ever before with bold color-coded grip. M This bar grip makes it very easy to identify the right/left sides of the bar while flying and even when getting tumbled underwater. You always know which end of the bar to grab.


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kiteboards Liquid Force is completely dedicated to offering the most comprehensive board line available today. Under the direction and creation of Jimmy Redmon, Liquid Force was the first board company to introduce high-definition bottom contours, continuous and varied flex patterns, and finally the Liquid Rail. Therefore, making the world’s best boards in function, quality and style. No matter what riding style, conditions or terrain you encounter, Liquid Force has a board that is your perfect fit.

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board tech

Jimmy Redmon, co-founder and lead designer of Liquid Force boards, has one mission in life: to build the most technically advanced boards on the market. Jimmy continually is pushing the envelope of board design and technology. Working through dozens of prototypes that are rigorously tested in both controlled environments for durability and with our global team for precision performance you are guaranteed that you will get a board that will out perform your highest expectations. Liquid Rail: This exclusive feature is the strongest and most durable rail on the market. The Liquid Rail creates a solid unity of the board’s top and bottom sheets to withstand hard impacts and protecting the board. Bottom Contour: Every Liquid Force kiteboard uses unique bottom contours to assist in up wind performance and encourage water release for hard pop and soft landings.

Wood / composite stringer core used to create precise flex and rocker profiles. Molded cores (in some models) for the best strength to weight ratio at an affordable price. Deck contour: Precisely designed contours for added flex tuning in torsional rigidity and tip to tail flex pattern.

FLEX PrOFILE:

Flex profile is as important as the materials the board is made of. All Liquid Force boards have precision tuned flex patterns that suit specific rider needs and conditions.

• Smooth ride through choppy water • Specifically tuned for lightweight & small frame riders • Soft landing • Lively feeling

• Smooth, fast ride through choppy water • Super pop • Stable fast landings • Progressive rebound

• Stable ride through choppy water • Direct energy transfer between rider & board • Solid landings • Superior edge hold

rocker PrOFILE:

Rocker is often overlooked yet is critical to the ride characteristics of the board. Liquid Force offers 3 varied, continuous rocker profiles that will help you generate more pop, absorb chop and project upwind.

• Smooth takeoffs and landings • Deigned for aggressive performance riding • Solid carving

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• The Swiss Army knife of kiteboard rocker • All around performance for all conditions • Smooth carves mixed with upwind ease

• Efficient early planing • Light wind performance • Easy edge hold for maximum upwind bite

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Grind base: Exclusive to Liquid Force kiteboards is the new Grind base. This base will withstand the greatest abuse from rocky launches, rails and sliders to throwing the board in the back of the truck. Ultra light M6 metric inserts at a 6� spread.

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Unidirectional fiberglass layer allowing for smooth flex and unsurpassed durability. Triax weave cloth that gives the best durability with out soaking up excess resins decreasing weight and creating a lively feel. UV resistant sublimated graphic tops sheets radiating vibrant color.

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dLX

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SIZES: 134cm x 41cm, 138cm x 42cm, 142cm x 43cm The DLX continues the evolution of the prefect freestyle board. The DLX is the stiffest board in the line that incorporates a high continuous rocker allowing for precise edge control and explosive pop off the water. Deep bottom contour with channels off the tips give this board upwind bite for speed, control and response. Board highlights: stiff flex, high rocker profile, wood / composite tuned core, liquid rails, sublimated nylon graphics, RSX double foil fins 28

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NOVA

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SIZES: 133cm x 41cm, 136cm x 41.5cm, 139cm x 42cm Your search is over for the ultimate freestyle machine. A slightly lower rocker combined with smooth continuous flex, a single to double concave base contour and subtle outline make the Nova the choice of top freestyle riders and competitors around the world. The Ingredients in the Nova make this board rocket up wind and give a lively direct feel and response making for precise board control. Board highlights: medium flex, low rocker, single to double base contour, wood / composite tuned core, liquid rails, sublimated nylon graphics, RSX double foil fins

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Influence

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SIZES: 133cm x 41cm, 137cm x 42cm, 141cm x 42.5cm Liquid Force’s pro rider, Jason Slezak’s, personal ride!!! Jason continues to have an undisputed influence in the kiteboarding world. He is the master of smooth style and powerful riding in all conditions. Jason and Jimmy Redmon put their heads together to make a board that will help any rider progress to any level. A dual stringer, wood composite core combined with slightly more rocker makes this board absorb chop, cut upwind, and handle jumps and transitions with ease. A single to double contoured bottom shape help smooth the ride and soften hard landings. Board highlights: medium flex, medium rocker, single to double concave bottom contour, wood / composite core, Liquid Rail, sublimated graphics, RSX double foil fins

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Influence LFX

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SIZES: 134cm x 41cm, 138cm x 42cm, 142cm x 43cm The Influence LFX incorporates a flex gradient core that utilizes a finely tuned multi-stringer construction. This complex construction smoothes out the chop yet is ready to load and pop on command. The Influence LFX is shaped with a 3D base contour that helps tracking upwind while simultaneously allowing for release on hard fast landings. Rounding out the superior construction of this board is Liquid Rail protection and a Grind Base, the hardest most durable base material in the industry that withstands everything from rocky launches to your buddy dropping your deck on the parking lot. Board highlights: soft flex, smooth single to double bottom contour, wood / composite tuned core, liquid rails, grind base, sublimated nylon graphics, RSX double foil fins

InfluenceMini

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SIZE: 126cm x 39cm All the same action- packed performance that is in the big guy’s Influence but tuned in size and flex for lighter riders. Board highlights: soft flex, medium rocker, single to double concave bottom contour, wood / composite core, Liquid Rail, sublimated graphics, RSX double foil fins

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contact

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SIZES: 134cm x 40cm, 137cm x 41cm A continuous, mild, tip-to-tip rocker and proven single concave bottom shape gives this board unrivaled characteristics to reach a plane and point up wind. The Contact utilizes a composite molded core creating a smooth flex pattern that absorbs shock on landings and soaks up choppy conditions creating effortless riding! Board highlights: low flex, low rocker, single concave contour bottom shape, compression molded core, Liquid Rail, sublimated graphics, RSX double foil fins

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full contact

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SIZE: 146cm x 45cm All the advanced construction features of the Contact in a larger, full- figure shape! A touch wider, a touch longer!! Great for light wind and heavier riders! Board highlights: low flex, low rocker, single concave contour bottom shape, compression molded core, Liquid Rail, sublimated graphics, RSX double foil fins

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bliss

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SIZES: 129cm x 39.5cm, 134cm x 40.5cm Flex, shape and feel tailored specifically to female riders. Not just a glittered up beginner board, the Bliss comes from the same linage as the Influence with a touch softer flex, lighter weight and smaller size. Tested and perfected by demanding girls who always show the guys up. Board highlights: soft flex, medium rocker, double to single concave bottom contour, wood / composite core, liquid rail, sublimated graphics, RSX double foil fins

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edge

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SIZES: 136cm x 42.5cm, 146cm x 45cm From the first time you get on a board with a kite to doing air transitions you are guaranteed good times with the Edge. The Edge uses an asymmetrical bottom contour pushed slightly closer to the heel side edge to make it easy to find your sweet spot for upwind mastery. Combine this with a rounded toe side edge hang-up in the chop is eliminated. A confidence building board that will take you beyond mowing the lawn and push you toward hard carves and lofty airs. Board highlights: medium rocker, stiff flex, off-set concave bottom contour, thermo molded construction, composite core, sublimated graphics, RSX double foil fins //liquidforcekites.com

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sequence kite skate

SIZE: 120cm Completely redesigned, the Sequence developed from a collaboration of the LF Wakeskate division and the kiteboarding team to create a board that fuses both worlds together. The Sequence’s continuous rocker and outline allows kiters to enjoy cruising upwind without jeopardizing pop. Our wood construction has been modified to have the perfect weight ratio specific for kiteboarding. New for this year is the addition of Liquid Rails for durability and a PBT bottom for the perfect buttery slides. Board highlights: CNC cut core, EVA grip, continuous rocker, Liquid Rails

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tWin skim Single Board, Multiple Personalities. Not quite a skim and not quite a skate, the LF Twin Skim gives the ultimate in versatility on a strapless, no fin platform. Use the wider tail under your back foot to perfect everything skate, from ollies to big spins; then on the same tack flip the board around to use the narrow tail for some serious slashing and carving in the waves or swell. Whatever your strapless desires, the LF Twin Skim can take you there. Board highlights: thermo molded core, contoured deck, EVA grip.

SIZE: 51” x 20”

kite fish The board that makes marginal days fun and good days great! This unique board defines its own category. Starting with a full-sized fish outline, kite specific rocker and twin-plus trailer fin Set up, combined with LF’s ultra durable capped construction makes this a great board for small sloppy surf, rolling river swell, or light wind cruising. Plus a price that makes adding this board to your quiver a no brainer. Board highlights: CNC cut core, bombproof cap construction, V bottom contour, EVA grip, surf straps.

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Rider: Jason Slezak

kite surfboArds Welcome to the best kite specific surfboards in the world. LF kite surfboards have gone through a metamorphosis of sorts. We went on the quest to develop the best kite surfboards that work with the demands that having a kite in your hands produce. YES! Having a kite produces unique circumstances that conventional surfboards cant handle. Kiteboarding beats boards up!!! From standing in the same place on the deck, jumping chop and whitewash, hard off-the-top leveraging against the kite, to your spreader bar making unwanted contact! 38

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SurfboArd tech

We have developed the best strength to weight ratio construction that will withstand the abuse of kitesurfing while keeping the ride and feel of a surfboard.

LF VAcuum bag SandWich construction:

The LF vacuum bag sandwich construction provides a kite surfboard that gives a ride and feel just like your favorite surfboard from your quiver but will withstand the harsh riding with a kite.

CNC EPS precision shaped core 1st layer single S glass laminate Maple wood veneer for durability and weight reduction 2nd layer double S glass laminate Paint and polish finish FCS fin system

LF b-XP3 sandwich construction: We set out this year to give a little back while giving unsurpassed performance. Where we started is with the core of the LF CJ kite surfboard. The B-XP3 core utilizes fully recycled materials and is completely recyclable. The manufacturing process emits 50 times fewer VOC’s than traditional PU foam cores. An added advantage of the B-XP3 core is that it is completely waterproof. This means that if you get a ding the core will not absorb water! Using this core in the LF sandwich construction gives the board superior strength to weight ration and provides a great ride.

B-XP3 recycled, waterproof core 1st layer single S glass laminate Bamboo wood laminate for durability and weight reduction 2nd layer double S glass laminate Paint and polish finish FCS fin system

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5'7 FCd //Kitesurfboard

DIMENSIONS: 5’7” x 17.2” x 2” | Volume: 20.2 LT Quad fin, squash tail. We are excited to offer this board designed by Fletcher Chouinard of FCD designs. He has poured his years of surfboard shaping knowledge and his passion for kiteboarding into making a board that is pure magic. This is a board that handles powered kitesurfing with ease. Lower entry rocker, deep concave off the tail, and smooth foil allow this board to be ultra versatile in all conditions. 40

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5'10 LF //Kitesurfboard

DIMENSIONS: 5’10” x 18.5” x 2” | Volume: 21.7 LT Thruster fin set-up, mini moon tail. Slightly wider in the mid section and tail, pulled in nose, low entry rocker give this board great riding characteristics in all conditions. This board has a TRUE thruster fin set up that gives the board strong drive and projection off bottom turns and pivot in the wave pocket.

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6'0 LF //Kitesurfboard

DIMENSIONS: 6.0’ x 18.75” x 2” | Volume: 22.5 LT Quad fin, Swallowtail. The 6.0 is the largest board in the line, offering the most volume and float. The outline is a hybrid pulled-in version of a modern fish shape. This board will handle any conditions that you can handle! Slightly lower and pulled back rocker entry allows this board to point upwind with ease, while enabling plenty of release off hard top and bottom turns.

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5'9 C.J. Ltd b-xP3 //Kitesurfboard

DIMENSIONS: 5.9’ x 17.63” x 2.25” | Volume: 25.5 LT Quad Fin, diamond tail. This board is a collaborative design effort between Corran Addison and Liquid Force designer / athlete Julien Filion. The result being a high performance board that minimized the negative impact on the environment. The use of a fully recycled BxP3 core decreases the enviornmentally damaging materials in the building process of the surfboard. A slightly higher rocker that is orientated back of the mid section makes this board very pivotal in the turn while retaining the upwind performance. It provides a very loose feeling under the feet yet generates speed and control on demand. //liquidforcekites.com

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PAds & Straps

Rider: Moe Goold

PAds & Straps

The Liquid Force X-Chassis utilizes a nylon molded plate that has been designed to provide a rigid connection yet allow the board to retain a natural flex pattern. A newly redesigned 3D ergonomic injection molded EVA pad provides smooth uniform support and plush comfort.

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The addition of a fully adjustable, integrated toe bar allows for complete fit customization. Injected molded nylon X-Chassis:

Giving an unsurpassed connection to the board

Perfect Stance adjustment:

Easy installation and the prefect angles

Cushioned shock absorption:

Air, Gel or EVA heel inserts that provide smooth landings

Custom adjustable toe bar

No two peoples feet are the same!

Injected molded EVA foot pad

Everyone likes a plush and comfortable ride

Inset Traction

Allows for more relaxed riding

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comp

FIT: SMALL/MEDIUM = 6-9 LARGE/EXTRA LARGE 8-14

AR6 air cell X-Chassis • Adjustable width positioning • Twist to release strap adjustment Non-stretch micro adjust straps • Ultra soft neoprene lining

bliss ONE SIZE

Impact X-Chassis • 50mm non-stretch webbing • Heavy duty Velcro closure Ultra soft neoprene lining • Inset traction

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Luxury

FIT: SMALL/MEDIUM = 6-9 LARGE/EXTRA LARGE 8-14

Gel Ride X-Chassis • 50mm non-stretch webbing • Heavy duty Velcro closure Ultra soft neoprene lining • Inset traction

profile ONE SIZE

Impact X-Chassis • Easy lace adjustment Ultra soft neoprene lining • Single density foot bed

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bindings

New for 2012 is the IPX Chassis! This new chassis incorporates a new patent pending design, as well as a new look. Features include a completely redesigned mounting system to the board allowing ease of adjustment, perfect stance placement, and a positive connection. All the chassis utilize varied degrees of dampening and shock absorption material under the foot bed for comfort and control. Add an upper that uses an anatomical canted foot bed, articulating cuffs, comfort control liners, and easy entry systems, now you have the best kite binding on the market.

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binding tech IPX Chassis:

Injection molded Nylon plastic chassis with

Impact EVA:

Takes the shock of landings and displaces it

metal teeth

from your foot

3D Molded EVA

foot bed with ergonomic contours and a 2.5 degree anatomical cant for fatigue free riding

Zonal Lace and Velcro Systems allowing you to cus-

tomize fit

Cuff Stretch Zone:

restrictions

Stretch zone that allows flex with no

FlexZone in the lateral and medial molded areas of the binding that allows for uninterrupted flex

Comfort, Control, and Contact Liners

mate support and comfort

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synergy

Closed toe design • Stiff flex • IPX chassis • Full impact gel shock foot bed Perfect Stance adjustment • Single lace easy entry and adjustment Seamless molded Control liner • 3D molded ergonomic foot bed • Articulating Cuff Design

VAntage

Closed toe design • Stiff flex • Full impact gel shock foot bed • Perfect Stance adjustment Full Velcro strap entry • Seamless molded Contact liner • Articulating Cuff Design

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CrAdle

Open toe design • Medium flex • IPX chassis • Full Impact EVA foot bed • Perfect Stance adjustment Full Velcro strap entry • Comfort liner with dual density tongue • Articulating Cuff Design

Profile

Open toe design • Soft flex • EL6 injection molded chassis • Easy single lace system Impact EVA foot bed • Dual density comfort liner • One size fits all

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Harnesses

Harnesses Liquid Force harnesses have been recognized worldwide as the most comfortable, durable and stylish harnesses on the water. Our harnesses are not just an afterthought or an accessory for the brand. Instead, we treat them as a critical piece of your kiteboarding equipment and they are designed in detail. LF is proud to offer a full line of harnesses that not only contour to every body shape and size, but fit every riding style.

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wOrLd FIrSt LOCkabLE-SPINNING

spreader bar Hook

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coMp //harness

2012 marks a world first in harness design with the introduction of the patent pending Liquid Force Spinlock spreader bar hook. This unique feature available on the Comp harness will enhance the performance of your kite by offering the ability to spin the chicken loop, untwisting the front flying lines. Let’s all be honest, once swivels on any kite are clogged with sand or contaminated with seawater they simply do not work. The solution? Spinlock! The Comp, with a 3D thermoformed shape, EVA “Body Wrap” liner, and Rash Guard technology, is one of the most comfortable harnesses available today.

Comp features: 3D thermoformed, providing lightweight and comfortable riding support even when wet. EVA molded body wrap liner provides even pressure disbursement and eliminates twisting. World’s first pre-curved EVA molded spreader bar pad. Gives superior comfort and support while preventing uncomfortable spreader bar chest friction. The Ultra Flex shape and design help unify the harness and the body into one. Low profile outline designed to sit perfectly on the lower back. Liquid Force Rash Guard Technology. Extra soft neoprene panels on the hip contact points that prevent chafe. Quick release leash. Another Liquid Force original feature. This attribute allows the riders to separate 54

themselves from the kite leash, if needed, from either side of the leash attachment to harness connection points. Spinlock. patent pending, lockable, spinning spreader bar hook, that is exclusive to the Liquid Force Comp harness. Removable Spreader bar hold down strap that keeps the spreader bar in place for freestyle and hang-time comfort. Spreader bar Quick clip allows rapid entry and removal of the harness. Effortless strap adjustment geometry for easy single hand tightening of the spreader bar, even while riding. If you are one of those lucky riders who get to rip everyday and are hard on your gear, LF has your back with replaceable spreader bar straps included with the harness. //liquidforcekites.com


Luxury //harness

Behold the benchmark of comfort and support. The Luxury harness has risen to the top in, quality, performance and function. A fully integrated 3D thermoformed core that provides even pressure distribution, Liquid Force Rash Guard Technology and newly designed EVA comfort panels on the inside of the harness, make this harness the choice for the “first on the water, last off� rider.

Luxury features: 3D thermoformed, providing lightweight and comfortable riding support even when wet.

Spreader bar Quick clip allows rapid entry and removal of the harness.

Intergraded pre-curved ergonomic spreader bar pad. This LF original feature provides superior comfort and support.

Effortless strap adjustment geometry for easy single hand tightening of the spreader bar, even while riding.

Liquid Force Rash Guard Technology. Extra soft neoprene panels on the hip contact points that prevent chafe.

If you are one of those lucky riders who get to rip everyday and are hard on your gear, LF has your back with replaceable spreader bar straps included with the harness.

Controlled Flex design that disperses the pull of the spreader bar throughout the entire harness. Mid profile outline designed to fit and sit perfectly on the lower back yet provide a wider back platform for longer session comfort. Removable Spreader bar hold down strap that keeps the spreader bar in place for freestyle and hang-time comfort.

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bliss

//harness

Gals!!! Finally, a harness that is designed specifically for your curves! No, this is not just a smaller guys harness with some “pretty, flowery colors”. The Bliss takes all the unique features of the LF harnesses, such as a 3D thermoformed core, Liquid Force Rash Guard Technology, and effortless adjustment and fit it to a lady’s perfect shape.

bliss features: High curve profile, specifically designed to fit the contours, curves and hips of the woman’s figure, keeping the harness in place and providing superior support.

Integrated pre-curved ergonomic spreader bar pad. This LF original feature provides superior comfort and support.

Diamond quilted neoprene body wrap liner prevents twists in the harness for a luxurious fit and ultimate support.

Spreader bar Quick clip allows rapid entry and removal of the harness.

Controlled Flex design that disperses the pull of the spreader bar throughout the entire harness. Removable Spreader bar hold down strap that keeps the spreader bar in place for freestyle and hang time comfort.

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Effortless strap adjustment geometry for easy single hand tightening of the spreader bar, even while riding. If you are one of those lucky riders who get to rip everyday and are hard on your gear, LF has your back with replaceable spreader bar straps included with the harness.

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profile //harness

Have you stitched together the hand me down that you got from your buddy after he finally bucked up and bought a new harness? Are you “that guy� that keeps on borrowing the moldy, stinky harness that has been in the bottom of the gear bucket for a month?. Well guess what?! Liquid Force has designed an economical harness that will pull you out of the old harness blues. The Profile harness is still packed with the wonderful comfort features that the LF harnesses are known for, just simply stripped down to the basics to get you on the water with money to spare.

Profile features: Affordable harness to get you on the water or Interrelated pre-curved ergonomic spreader bar pad. snow! This LF original feature provides superior comfort and support. Diamond quilted neoprene body wrap liner prevents twists in the harness for a luxurious fit and Effortless strap adjustment geometry for easy single ultimate support. hand tightening of the spreader bar, even while riding. Controlled Flex design that disperses the pull of the spreader bar throughout the entire harness.

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ImpAct vest

Rider: Julien Fillion

comp *HARNESS NOT INCLUDED

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The legacy continues with the 2012 Liquid Force Comp vest. Still hailed as the most versatile vest on the market. Slimmed down low profile ergonomic flotation allows complete freedom in movement and provides solid impact protection. The low profile shape makes the vest sit properly without riding up and integrate perfectly with either a seat or waist harness. Another Liquid Force exclusive technology is the LF Inside Grip. This design feature incorporates neoprene strip panels that allow the vest to sit comfortably when dry and provides extra grip to hold the impact vest secure and in place when wet.

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• Curved side zipper easy entry and exit. • Liquid Force “Inside Grip” technology. • Seat and waist harness compatible. • Works perfectly with the Liquid Force Comp Harness. • Low profile ergonomic flotation. //liquidforcekites.com


Luxury *HARNESS NOT INCLUDED

//vest

The Liquid Force Luxury impact vest is the most comfortable, maneuverable and conforming impact vest ever produced for kiting. Incorporating technology from popular wake and big wave surfing impact vest design, the LF impact vest utilizes an ultra low profile shape. This offers maximum impact protection and added flotation specific to kiteboarding. The unique placement of the flotation keeps the rider upright and is designed to be integrated with a kiteboarding waist or seat harness. Another Liquid Force exclusive technology is the LF Inside Grip. This design feature incorporates neoprene strip panels that allow the vest to sit comfortably when dry and provides extra grip to hold the impact vest secure and in place when wet.

luxury features:

• Curved side zipper easy entry and exit. • Liquid Force “Inside Grip” technology. • Seat and waist harness compatible. • Excellent combination with the Liquid Force Luxury Harness • Ergonomic flotation design for comfort, mobility and maximum float.

Profile //vest

If you are looking for maximum float and rider protection, the Profile Impact vest is for you. Designed with security in mind, the Profile impact vest utilizes a unique zipper and Velcro entry system for a secure fit while maintaining the maximum amount of flotation to assist in keeping the rider upright. To top it off, the vest retains the Liquid Force Inside Grip Technology to hold the vest in place, and comes standard with distress whistle and hook knife.

profile features:

• Double zipper and Velcro closure entry for the perfect fit. • Liquid Force “Inside Grip” technology. • Seat and waist harness compatible. • Perfect combination with the Liquid Force Profile harness. • Maximum flotation design that allows complete movement and comfort. • Equipped with distress whistle and hook knife.

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LUGGAGE

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Large backpack

Small backpack

The Liquid Force backpack is a perfect for hauling your swag for a weekend trip or just the town. It features a cooler compartment, a super soft zipper pouch for your shades and has a cross strap in front. This will become your everyday bag from now on!

For hitting the beach with the essentials! Perfect size to no be in the way, yet ample space to stash your needs for the day!

wheeled bag

Envy Messenger bag

Perfect for that weekend get away! Sized right to be a carry on for the plane or neatly stashed in the back of a car.

Yeah, we know you just bought a new fixie to hit the town! Now you can have a bag to set your style! Perfect size to carry all your meeting essentials.

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bushwood Golf

In this day and age of airlines charging you for every little thing, you need all the help that you can get. We can’t guarantee that your board will make it on for free, but in our test runs, we had much better luck with this bag than with standard board bags. Room for 2 boards and all of your essential gear.

day tripper dLX

The Day Tripper DLX has a heavy-duty padded bottom, a lightweight design, and a padded shoulder strap and comfortably fits one board with straps and pads or bindings. Great for lightweight day travel.

wheeled traveler

Perfect for serious riders looking to bring all their gear to take to the launch in one bag. It features a heavy duty design, padded center divider, durable pull handles, bombproof zippers, padded shoulder strap, and convenient storage pockets. Will hold up to 2 boards as well as your towel, trunks, bars and lines, etc... Comes with heavy duty wheels for easy strain free transportation.

Surf Coffin

When you are travelling to that special place to score that perfect session you want to bring everything safely so you don’t miss it! The Surf Coffin has ample space and padded protection for your surf needs. And yes, if that perfect destination has some amazing flat water there is plenty of space for you to throw your twin tip in there also!

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International support team:

Nate Appel, USA Chris Burke, UK Jan Schiegnitz, Germany Thomas Alsbirk, Denmark Lulu Vroman, USA Chad Worral, USA Eric Worral, USA Aaron Abel, USA Mark Miedama, USA Clair Lutz, USA Matt Pearce, UK Nuria Goma, Spain Oliver Panny, Austria Petter Johnson, Norway Romain Luppu, Switzerland Silvester Ruckdaschel, S. Africa / Germany Valdir “papy� Duarte, Cape Verde Suse Brill, Germany Sabrina Lutz, Germany Martin Racz, Sweden Manuela Jungo, Switzerland Malin Rapp, Sweden Nadine Merks, Holland Keegan Myers, USA Matt Meyers, USA Matthieu Judic, France Pierre Vogel, France Thomas Guiho, France Adrien Jaujou, France Nicolas Dibusz, France

credit:

Design & Photography: Bryan Elkus // bryanelkus.com

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dealer/ distributor InforMation:

2012 Liquid Force Kites  

2012 Kte Catalog

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