The 2019 Liquid Force Impulse Kite Foil Set brings together the mass manufacturing know-how of Liquid Force and the surf foil savvy of Cloud 9 to bring you an amazing crossover foil kit that makes foiling with a kite, boat, SUP, or surfboard a reality for the experienced and the newbie alike. Designed for high lift and long glides at low to medium speeds, the Impulse can do it all with an impressive range (5-24mph) and smooth handling characteristics. With a kite, the Impulse unleashes the power and efficiency of foiling at ridiculously low wind speeds, allowing you to learn how to foil with a stable and predictable wing set that makes it all almost too easy.
THE FORCE TAKEAWAY
Whether you are foilsurfing, kitefoiling, or wakefoiling, this is a top-notch foil that gets up slow and gets down to some laud-worthy top end speeds all while maintaining its stability and high-performance carving characteristics. While it's billed as a foil for intermediate to advanced riders, we have to disagree with LF's categorization on this point, one of our favorite foils for lessons, the Impulse really delivers as a first foil that makes the magic carpet ride accessible to just about anyone. Now, the beauty of this is that you can learn on it and continue to progress without any foreseeable limit. It's very playful and absolutely loves to carve!
LIQUID FORCE'S PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Created in collaboration with Cloud IX surf foils the Impulse wing set confidently crosses kite, surf and wake hydrofoiling. Designed to provide rapid lift and long glide, along with a wide speed and wind range. The Impulse will take your freeride kite hydrofoiling to the next level.
Allowing more time for tack and gybe transitions, constant wing engagement on jump landings, and the ability to drop a size kite or get out in even lighter wind conditions than ever imagined. These same design attributes make the Impulse ideal for mounting on a hydrofoil compatible SUP or prone surfboard. Efficient and smooth controlled lift, along with the ability to generate glide by pumping the wing, keeps swell energy connectivity easy and manageable. This magic can be translated behind the boat where the Impulse excels at sustained hydrofoiling on both the primary and secondary wakes with or without the rope!
Kite & Surf - Crossover use for kite, surfing, SUP and wake
Carbon Wings - Carbon construction low aspect wing
Alloy Mast - Efficient profile extruded alloy mast (available in 2 lengths)
Carbon Fuselage - Carbon fuselage with dual position rear wing mounting
Lightweight - Lightest crossover hydrofoil kit available
- Carbon front and rear wings, 94.5cm aluminum mast, carbon fuselage, aluminum mast collar with transition plate, wing covers, travel bag, and all hardware
Standard Impulse set size
Mast Length: 94.8cm alloy 2480g
Fuselage Length: 76cm carbon with 2 position rear wing options 540g
Impulse Wing Set: 1400g (with variance)
Total Unit Weight: 4420 (with variance)
Rider level Intermediate-Advanced
Comfort zone speed 12-18 miles/h
Low-end lift speed 5 miles/h
Top end speed 24 miles/h