Very good condition, just a few small dings which have been repaired and all good. Upgraded front deck pad for extra grip
Highly recommend taking this board out for a demo, it is fantastic, works so well in less powerful wave conditions and super fun to ride, it has been loved by everyone who has ridden it so far!
Built on the idea of the cut off nosed surfboards originally introduced by the super popular Firewire Vanguard the Liquid Force messenger is a new style kite surf board giving unmatched maneuverability, stability and efficiency.
5'1'' x 17.2'' x 2.2'' - volume 27.2l
Square, short outline makes it equivalent to most boards around 5'10''
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The modern planing hull represents a cutting edge change in the approach to high performance surfboard design, and the Messenger is the result of precise mathematical equations and geometry. The hydrodynamic makeup of the Liquid Force Messenger opens the door to a boxfresh approach to surfboard design and the art of wave riding. Inspired by the Firewire Vanguard, Julien Fillion has created a board that equips 21st century riders with the tools to expand their abilities. Higher speeds, radical wave attack and huge aerial potential are all possible with this highly tuned machine.
The outline of the Messenger is the key to this highly innovative surfboard. Ultra parallel rails allow the board to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously thought useable. This is achieved by maintaining the correct rider volume with well distributed foam. The parallel outline reduces drag, thus increasing dynamic planing lift yielding more speed via less water resistance.
The unique nose shape significantly reduces 'swing weight' while still providing that central control point. The nose is also blunt and safe, encouraging the rider to push the limits of personal performance and have fun. The nose features a contour to reduce the rate of pearling by creating aerodynamic lift. As the rider gains speed they will notice the nose channelling wind resistance, which in turn, lifts the nose upward. This feature is also very beneficial to the surfer with an aerial repertoire, and adds a tremendous element of control when riding backward out of radical manoeuvre.
The technical channelled bottom contour helps to maximise speed and control through sharp directional changes and increased grip when edging and carving, it also disperses the water when hopping over small waves and chop as well and smoothing out and stabilising landing from jumps.
The rider will experience total freedom and planing speed right from the get go. The very short nature of the design allows the rider to completely dominate the board. The straightened rail line will allow for effortless and precise turns, direct transitions and upwind ability.
The Messenger is a surprisingly easy ride for a wide range of kite surfers and abilities, good width along a large length of the board makes it forgiving on foot placement for easier to gybes and tacks, great as a first strapless board. It's super stable, smooth ride with very efficient planning and wave catching ability!
- Bamboo Veneer
- High-Density PVC Deck Patches
- Honeycomb/Glass Fins
- Two Layers of 6oz Fiberglass
- EPS Core (BXP3 Waterproof Core on Carbon Railed Models)
- Two Layers of 6oz Fiberglass