This 2017 Liquid Force Solo V3 17.5m used is in okay condition, canopy is definitely tired, but with no repairs or damage. Bridles / steering line connections are in fair shape. Leading edge is in good/fair shape, just some light scuffs and scrapes. Strut / trailing edge / wingtips all look good. Holds air. This kite has definitely had its time in the sun, overall it's rather tired and probably just has one more good season in it.
The 2017 Liquid Force Solo Kite undergoes a major redesign to give it more of what riders want in a lighter, stronger, and more dynamic lightwind kite. In their ongoing quest to produce the best lightwind kite on the market, Liquid Force has tweeked, pinched, and broadened the Solo in all the right places for a more responsive, versatile, and manageable ride in a broader range of conditions. Featuring a flatter arch, fuller wingtips, and a new ultra-lightweight build, the Solo maintains its smooth sheeting range and impressive efficiency while inching closer to high-performance perfection.
Responsiveness- Medium to slow turning speed. Very predictable.
Turn Radius- Medium turn radius
Window Position- Forward in the window gives you great upwind performance.
Wind Range- Big wind range - 170 lbs riders expect optimal power on a 12m in the 8-22mph wind.(Kitefoiling with the Solo a 170 lbs person is using the 12m in 8-15mph.)
Relaunch- Solid relaunch with the one small exception explained in Tomahawk Test.
Bar Pressure- Medium Bar Pressure.
Power Per Size- Rides big for the size and has gotten a lot more controllable on the top end giving this kite a monster wind range.
THE FORCE TAKEAWAY:
The V3 Solo from liquid force is a great lightwind kite. Best suited for intermediate riders that are looking for a stable and responsive kite. Like most single-strut kites, the Liquid Force Solo doesn't have the best relaunch as it's easy for choppy water to hold the canopy down to the surface. This is the reason it's not the most beginner friendly kite, but as long as you're able to keep the kite in the air, the Solo is a dream for getting on the water during those borderline/lightwind days. Its lightweight and predictable design also makes it a great kite for foiling!