What happened Liquid Force kiteboarding?
Liquid Force Kiteboarding will close down effectively on July 25, 2020. According to the parent company, the brand will channel its resources in wakeboarding. “The decision was not taken lightly,” underlined John Archer, CEO of Kent Water Sports and Don Wallace, vice president at Liquid Force.
Is Liquid Force closing?
The Kiteboarder is sad to announce that Liquid Force Kiteboarding division will be closing down effective July 25, 2020.
Do you have to be strong to kite surf?
The main reason you do not have to be really strong to kitesurfer is that kiters are harnessed into the sail (kite) and their body weight and the wind itself does the majority of the work. While not taking a lot of physical strength, kitesurfing will help get you in shape and tone your existing muscles.
Can you drown kite surfing?
The wind blows you out to sea or parallel to the shore. Worst case: let go with your kite and swim back toward the shore, get caught in currents or surf and possibly drown.
Where is Liquid Force?
Liquid Force was founded in 1995 by Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmon, both pioneers in the sport of wakeboarding. Its headquarters are located in Encinitas, California.
Can anyone kite surf?
A person of any age, weight, height, gender, and physical strength can learn to kitesurf provided they are reasonably healthy, feel comfortable in the water, have decent aerobic endurance, balancing skills, and coordination ability.
What is a death loop kiteboarding?
Death loop accidents are occasional events in which a kiteboarder gets seriously hurt or even dies after not being able to stop an uncontrolled kite loop. Whenever a kite enters a death loop, riders have two choices: regain control of their kite or use the quick release system.
How do you stop kitesurfing?
Most people learn to stop before they learn to go. Simply edge you board upwind. Slowly bring the kite to the neutral position and extend your arms to sheet out. Once you’ve come to a stop .
Who founded Liquid Force?
Founded in 1995, with roots going back to the sport’s first days, Liquid Force has become the leader in wakeboard related products and apparel. Founders Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmon were two pioneers in the sport of Wakeboarding credited with creating the sport.
How much is a wakeboard?
Most wakeboards cost between $200 and $400. This is the price range for the lower end models that most people prefer using. Others will cost as high as $900 such as the Hyperlite Riot Nova. Some boards come with fins and bindings, making them a complete package and worth the money.