The 2018 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard is high-performance freestyle kiteboard designed to the exacting specifications of 10 time Women's World Champion Gisela Pulido. New to the Liquid Force team, Gisela knows kiteboarding, duh, and she knows exactly what she wants from her kiteboard. Over the past 10 years, Gisela and her father, Juan Manuel, have been manufacturing and perfecting Gisela's boards. Now, combining Gisela and her father's knowledge and experience with Liquid Force's engineering, design, and manufacturing teams, the effort has created Gisela's dream board. Let's take a look at what makes this board so unique.
The Benchmark features a rather straight outline with substantially parallel rails along the middle and gently tapered tips. This gives the board edging grip and upwind drive. Looking at the bottom contouring, the Benchmark has stepped rails with a slight double concave along the middle of the board flowing into a more defined double concave with single channels toward the tips. As Gisela says, it's all about the water flow. The Benchmark is designed to grip along the edges and to redirect the water between the rails.
The Benchmark is an advanced freestyle board that is forgiving enough for a beginner to ride and progress. It has a refined shape and bottom for performance, pop, grip, hard landings, handling chop, and upwind edging. Push your riding to the next level with 2018 Liquid Force Benchmark!
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