Discipline: Wakestyle / Freestyle
Dedicated Park Style Performance
• Sintered Grind Base
• Carbon Torsion Control
Utilizing the same shape as the groundbreaking Livewire Team, the Reefer Collection Introduces a heavy-duty sintered base and bombproof layup to create a board ideal for Park, Sliders and general abuse.
When compared to the 2015 Livewire, the 2016 Model receives a subtle makeover. It has more refined tips for increased tip flex along with increased hip cutout in the center section, creating an improved ride with smooth and instant response. This response is focused on the perfect “load and pop” optimised by the triaxial Glass layup and Carbon Torsion Control.
The aggressive shape with the dual rocker and deep channel tip make the Livewire ideal for riders who prefer to ride more powered. With the stiffest layup for huge powered moves and a higher rocker, it is the ride of choice for Alex Pastor in any park style session.
The 2016 Livewire Board includes the 2016 Airush AFT Strap and Pad System, Premium G-10 Fins, and molded ergonomic board handle and hardware.
The Livewire features the extremely comfortable AFT strap and pad system.
The Progressive Dual Rocker featured on the Livewire offers a unique rocker where smaller sizes run slightly flatter rocker to enhance acceleration, while larger sizes feature an increased rocker improving the performance for boot riding. The outer rail features a flatter rocker for improved edging, upwind and light-wind performance while the higher rocker centre section improves the loading for wakestyle riding.
The Airush Multizone Biotech construction is a vertical wood core sandwich comprising of a dual density Balsa and Poplar core with ABS rail and tips. The higher density poplar stringer creates a hyper responsive center section while the outer balsa section minimizes the weight. Our wood cores are renowned for their response, durability and smoothness, and are combined with a versatile triaxial laminate, for all-round performance and durability.
Airush introduced FMS rating 6 years ago as the first brand to quantify how much a twintip flexes, instead of the good old “feel” test, which can be very deceptive due to the impact of the length on the overall stiffness. FMS takes into account the boards length and deflection and lower rating indicating a softer board. Softer boards are more suited to freeride, while stiffer boards are more suited to Freestyle.
CARBON TORSION CONTROL
Airush Carbon Torsion Control creates a unique performance advantage developed specifically for performance freeride boards. Traditionally higher flex boards, ideal for freeride, have significant torsional flex. The Carbon Torsion Control features bias oriented Carbon fiber along the heel edge, reducing the amount of torsional flex in this area, this allows you to ride the board flatter for increasing comfort and speed.
The Grindrite base is a .4 mm sintered base that provides better glide and durability on the base of the Livewire board. Popularly found on the bottom of Skis and Snowboards, this Grindrite base helps to protect the overall board on abrasive terrain like kickers and sliders.
TIPS & TUNING
The Livewire is the go to board if you are looking for a wakestyle machine. The board can handle the abuse of rails and kickers with the grindrite sintered grind base. We added a 142 in the range, which means the larger riders have an option to shred. I recommend this board for a rider bigger than 90kg.