2016 Liquid Force Elite Kiteboarding Kite
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The 2016 Liquid Force Elite Kiteboarding Kite is LF’s first ram-air foil kite designed with high performance characteristics to push the limits of kiting on land, snow, and the water.
Two years in development, the Elite ram air kite was designed in partnership between Liquid Force Lead Designer Julien Fillion and Benoit Tremblay, who has over 20 years of designing ram air foil kites and wings under his belt. Liquid Force continues to expand to all aspects of the sport and remains at the forefront of developing gear that makes it easy to transition into new trends that arise in kiteboarding. Key benefits that this kite offers include unmatched upwind performance, stability in light wind conditions and direct control when riding downwind.
Ram air kites are designed entirely different from the typical Leading Edge Inflation kites that are used in kiting. Like most trainer kites, ram air kites are separated into long cells that run along the entire wing of the kite. Intake valve screens are along the leading edge of some of the cells and capture wind as it flows over the kite. The air is then distributed to all of the other closed cells found along the kite, inflating the kite and establishing its shape. These types of kites are used mainly on land for snowkiting or landboarding but recently have shown to have benefits on the high performance aspect of foiling and racing side of the sport.
The overall design of the Elite kite has a high aspect wing shape and creates an incredible upwind performance and higher wind angle even in the lightest wind conditions. The Elite also is dramatically lighter in the air while still providing enough power and pull to keep you boosting and racing upwind. The Elite rapidly pressurizes on launch and will remain fully inflated due to multiple double-barrel intakes on the leading edge and the mesh baffle, cell communication system connecting all the cells and allowing constant airflow through screen connectors along the trailing edge. The water resistant fabric and closed cell construction also makes it possible to water relaunch the kite easy and quickly, however, wingtip dump valves can release water rapidly in the event of cells flooding. The unique bridle connection on the Elite allows for smooth power delivery and easy handling that has a direct input at the bar and decreases the chance of wrapping around the wingtip. The Elite bridle is also designed to work with the Liquid Force Response Bar eliminating the need to get a specialized bar. Snowkiters, mountain boarders, and travelers will also love how easy it is to pack down the kite and ride back down the mountain with the kite stuffed into its rugged backpack. No matter where you are riding you will enjoy the launching and landing in an instant, reaching higher upwind more than anyone else, and speeding by others at incredible speeds.
The Elite was designed for kiters that seek a high performance kite to excel while foilboarding to reach high speeds, maximum height and hang time on jumps, as well as push the light wind boundaries of kiting. The Elite is also amazing for snowkiting or landboarding when the seas might be too rough or too far away. We recommend practicing with the Elite on land before taking it into the water to decrease unwanted swims back to shore. Test your limits and transition over to the Liquid Force Elite ram air kite and blow past the boundaries of whats possible while kiteboarding.
- Closed cell ram air construction
- Double barrel Intake valves
- Ultra depower bridle system
- Wingtip dump valves
- Durable, high tenacity bridle construction
- Water resistant fabric
- Unique trailing edge cell communication
- Simple 4-line setup