2016 Liquid Force Wow 9m Used w/ Slingshot bag in good condition with no repairs or damage, holds air ready to fly.
For 2016 the Liquid Force Wow steps up with its now tried and tested brilliant Max Flow wide inflation system which sees you pumped up and ready to go very quickly indeed. Construction is excellent with double layered canopy material, EVA scuff guards on the kite and what LF claim to be the strongest TPU bladder material. No doubt the segmented look of the Wow is unique rather than the flowing constant curve of most models you’ll be used to seeing in the sky, and that, along with the stunning patterns of the material, really catches attention. Liquid Force have had to make a few changes to their chicken-loop this year as, although very few and far between, there were some defects with what seemed to be a really excellent and well-featured chicken-loop last year. This year they don’t have the below-the-bar line untwister, just the ceramic swivel above the trim, so that’s a bit of a step back, but overall is a step towards absolute safety, so necessary. You also have to get used to where you can position your fingers when butted up close to the centre line and sheeting in to avoid occasionally brushing them on the wings on top of the chicken-loop.
Moving on to the kite – we were big fans of the Envy last year and much of our comparison is related to that 2015 model as we’ve ridden it a lot – if you’re looking at the Liquid Force range, it’s likely you’ll be weighing up these two options (though we haven’t yet tried the 2016 Envy, but it’s our assumption the distinguishing rider style traits will be similar).