Liquid Force Kites Full Contact 146 x 45cm 2013 Kitesurfing Review

Liquid Force Kites Full Contact 146 x 45cm 2013

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At A Glance

The Full Contact is the light wind board from Liquid Force; it is also a great board for larger riders looking for a little more power. Compared to the other boards in this test, the Full Contact wins the award for the most “normal” looking! It’s a wide board with a tucked outline, there is a slight concave in the bottom and the rocker line is fairly flat. Straps and pads are excellent as ever from Liquid Force and very comfortable.

On the Water

The Full Contact is a great board to ride, it feels very familiar underfoot, and jumping and wakestyle moves feel natural. Obviously it is a lot smaller than the other boards in the test, so this came as no surprise. However, if you are looking for a board with a little more power, that can still be ridden very aggressively, then the Full Contact is the board to go for. It isn’t the first board to get going on the test, but it isn’t far behind. Think of this as a light wind machine for the rider who doesn’t like to mow the lawn and wants to perform the latest tricks in the lightest of airs. It’s fast in the flat water too, the stiffness and rocker line provide plenty of speed. Upwind is good and coupled with a big powerful kite this is a very entertaining combination.

Overall

A light wind machine that still rides like a regular board. Freestyle tricks and all the moves in your repertoire are easily achieved and it is great fun to ride.

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This review was in Issue 38 of IKSURFMAG.

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By Rou Chater
Rou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!

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