Combine the style of Shane Bonifay’s (alright, maybe Watson) with the functionality of Nike’s running shoes and you would have the ultimate wakeboard boot. Well Liquid Force has done just that with their new Limited Edition wakeboard boots for 2009.
Based on running shoe technology, the new boots feature an integrated air cushion for shock absorption. Liquid Force couldn’t just use the same design as a modern running show though, as the loss of board response would be too great. So they went through a series of designs to find the perfect combination of cushioning without sacrificing any feel.
The technology will debut in the 2009 Liquid Force Limited Edition wakeboard boots, before making its way into more Liquid Force boots next year.
We’ll post more information and official pictures when we get them, and you can head down to your local shop towards the end of March to check them out in public.
WakeORIGIN has just heard that pro wakeskater Silas Thurman, the man behind the bi-level LF SST wakeskate, is leaving Liquid Force to head up Company Wake’s wakeskate division. While no official announcement has been made yet, we expect to hear something shortly, which means Company is charging head first into wakeskates.
Silas was responsible for the SST, a board that the rest of the LF wakeskate team loves so much they ditched their own pro models to ride. He’s also team manager for Nike 6.0, and is actively involved in growing their watersports program. Together with Company, the two should make a great team that will continue to bring innovation and durability to the wakeskate community.
We wish all parties involved the best of luck, and look forward to seeing what Silas and Company Wake come up with in the years to come.
Three months ago Liquid Force wakeskater Stef Tor (she’s the hot, in that Angelina Jolie way, wakeskater from Canada that stormed onto the scene with her punk style and multiple tats) broke her leg in a skating accident.
An industry magazine caught up with her to check and see how the recovery was going, and we’ve got her comments. Thankfully Stef is back on the water, and hitting the PT hard to be in shape for next year.
Check out her comments after the jump; you’ll want to read them with a Canadian accent though, it makes the grammar mistakes less grating.
Sure, the water is getting a little colder and the days aren’t quite as long, but now is the best time of the year to save on wakeboarding gear. Many manufacturers only change the graphics on their boards from one year to the next, which makes picking up a new kit at the end of the season even more attractive.
Wakeside.com is going one step further by offering an additional 10% off closeout prices on any 2008 board and boot paired together. That means you can get package pricing on that Ronix One Wakeboard/One boot combo you’ve been eying. Or how does a Liquid Force Substance & Watson Boot Package for $336.50 sound?
If that’s got your attention, here’s what you need to know:
- Add any 2008 wakeboard and 2008 boot to your cart to be eligible for the discount.
- During checkout, enter the coupon PACKAGES to automatically receive the discount.
Aaron Reed is a veteran member of the Liquid Force wakeskate team, and as such, he’s been around the industry for quite some time. There’s a reason why Aaron was one of the first wakeskaters with a pro-model, the guy kills it. And as this video from Liquid Force Films shows, it doesn’t matter if he’s on dry land or in the water, he’s got skill when it comes to manipulating a board with his feet.
Fellow Liquid Force team member Shane Bonifay, ever the comedian, also graces the video with his presence. His multiple appearences add a Where’s Waldo component to what would have otherwise been simply enjoyable skate action.
We can definitely expect much more from Mr. Reed in the future, and based on how much fun he appears to be having in the video, what he does behind the boat should only get better.
Check out the video after the jump.
Liquid Force recently launched a new apparel line aimed at wakeboarders, and in an attempt to get the word out, they want to hook you up with some new boardshorts. To be fair, we’re not just talking about a few pairs of new shorts, this contest is good for a lifetime supply of Liquid Force boardshorts.
The best part is, entering requires almost no effort, just follow the link over to the LF website and enter the information they request. You’ve got until May 5th to get your entry in, so get on it if you want a chance at free boardshorts for life.
We’ve teamed up with WakePics.com, the premier wakeboarding media site, to bring you new and unique wakeboard media every Wednesday.
This week we feature a short video clip from Liquid Force’s Slide Show event in Kennesaw, GA. Most people don’t think of a legit rail jam when they think Georgia, but with riders like Shawn Watson, Kevin Henshaw, Colin Harrington, Aaron Reed and Gregg Necrason on hand, you can be sure there was some serious riding going on.
Check out the video after the jump, and then head over to WakePics.com for more great user contributed wakeboard media.
Liquid force is sponsoring a new contest and wants to send the winner on an all expenses paid trip to Texas Ski Ranch for the 6th annual cable stock event. The contest is pretty simple, just design a rail that’s suitable for use behind the boat or in the cable lake, and if you win, your design will be unveiled at Cablestock, followed by a session from the Liquid Force pro team.
Entries must be received by Liquid Force before April 11th, so get working on it now for your chance to win. You can read the full details of the contest on the Liquid Force website.
Got a good idea for a design, but too lazy to submit it yourself? List it in the comments and maybe someone will bring it to life for you. Hit the jump for more details on the contest.
Liquid Force’s BROstock is a revolutionary event that offers average-joe wakeboarders the opportunity to hang out, wakeboard, and swap stories with the Liquid Force pro team. After a banner year last year, BROstock is back and bigger than ever for 2007. The first event just wrapped up at Lake Powell, but thanks to an expanded schedule for this summer, you’ve got three more chances to experience everything that is BROstock.
In a lot of ways, BROstock resembles the beginnings of BoardStock, combining a little bit of wakeboarding with a lot of hanging out, and the chance to make some new friends at the same time. As BoardStock has continued to become more and more commercialized, while at the same time loosing some of the appeal that made it so much fun when it was still a small gathering, BROstock promises to fill the void with a rider oriented event centered around having a good time.
Read on for the locations and dates of the remaining events.