2017 - The Liquid Force Solo V3
Liquid Force are back again with their super lightweight, one strut, super powerful Solo!
One of our favourite kites to use, great in low winds, fantastic for strapless surfing with its fast turning and brilliant drift and perfect for snowkiting with performance and stability
Liquid Force's Description:
SOLO V3 Refined and evolved encompass the versatility of the Solo V3. A new leading edge to trailing edge canopy profile highlights the fine tuned changes in the Solo V3 that brings maturity to the kite. This profile design improvement reduces flutter in the critical areas of the wingtip, increases stability in gusty wind conditions and creates an instant, engaged, power delivery upon sheeting in and smooth controlled de-power when sheeting out. The single strut platform, mid range aspect ratio, and progressive leading edge arc moves the flying position slightly forward in the wind window offering superior low end power making the kite a natural choice for lighter wind specialists and dynamic freeriding hydrofoil riders. The light weight advantage of the single strut platform allows the Solo V3 to handle messy and difficult wind conditions with ease – offering exceptional drift in the lulls and extreme controllable depower in heavy gusts. A fresh approach to bridle configuration has created rapid turn initiation and aided in providing more wingtip pressure to lighting fast off the water re-launching. The ultimate control of the Solo V3 culminates into a kite that traverses all freeriding disciplines and wind chasing travelers.
SOLO V3 LIGHT WIND Riding in light wind presents enough challenges as is. We believe that equipment should not add another dynamic of difficulty to this condition equation. The Solo lead the charge in light wind performance with its introduction 3 years ago. The Solo’s minimal build, single strut platform is unmatched for keeping the kite aloft in light and lulled wind. Don’t hold your progression and tricks back with the fear of crashing! The same benefits of decreased weight for keeping the Solo V3 in the sky translates to ease of re-launch in the slightest of breeze. Additional weight savings components include reduction of heavy Dacron material and low profile bridle lines that reduce drag and weight creating a more forward flying position allow ease of upwind angles. If you are the type of rider that would rather be on the water than sitting on the beach, the Solo V3 is your answer to more days riding your kiteboard rather than riding your beach chair.
SOLO V3 SIZES 3.5 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 12 - 15.5 - 17.5
SOLO V3 WIND RANGE
Based on a 175lb (79kg) person riding a standard twintip kiteboard.
1 Max Flow Inflation
Inflating your kite should be easy, and with the exclusive Liquid Force Max Flow valve and pump system, it is! The widemouthed setup is nearly effortless and 40 percent faster.
2 EVA Scuff Guards
LF's EVA scuff guards protect the LE against abrasion and impact.
3 Challenge Triple Ripstop Canopy
Triple Ripstop, double laminated, high strength to weight ration rip-stop canopy material. Only on Solo and Wow.
4 Tapered LE Tips
This LE wingtip design, combined with the LF tape batten prevents accidental bridle wraps.
5 0.1MM TPU Bladders
Strongest bladder material available today.
6 LE English Stitch Seams
Clean, inter locked, fray free design that creates a strong bond.
7 Sandwich Assembly
This layered Polytape construction assembly aids in the prevention of canopy tears in critical load bearing points.
8 One Pump System
Single point inflation system will inflate and deflate your struts automatically.
9 Synergy Strut
The LF Synergy Strut construction adds extra rigidity to the canopy profile adding strength and an ultra responsive direct feel.
10 High Sweep Wingtips
Higher sweep means increased turning speed, bar feedback, and effortless re-launch even in the lightest wind velocity.
11 Rider Adjustability
Turning speed, bar pressure and bar input response can all be adjusted at the wing tip and on the pigtails.
12 Layered Frame
LF Layered Frame construction gives added protection in key areas that are prone to canopy stress, reducing canopy tearing during harsh impacts.
13 Single Strut Design
Lighter, more power, easier.
14 Lightweight Build
Eliminated all unessecary material and over built ideas to reduce weight.
15 Webbing Attachment Point
Strong and reliable, the webbing bridle
attachment points are now an industry