How much did the wow v4 design change from the wow v3 ?
Here is a list of the key changes on the Wow v4 compared to the Wow v3
For the WOW v4, we lengthed the wingtip to help the kite handle more rear line tension and more aggressive use of the profile in lightwind. You can now ride a slightly smaller kite in the wave and focus on your riding. The Raw power of the kite hasn’t changed, but it’s now possible to juice more power out of each size.
Ultra high-quality Teijin Triple Ripstop adds stiffness in the overall canopy profile and recuses flutter and canopy distortion for better airflow throughout the profile of the kite. Mixed with this our standard strut construction where the canopy connects on TOP of the strut, it reduces the canopy wrinkles around the struts to Leading Edge connections.
We redesigned the kite arc completely, giving it a boxy feel, especially in the wingtips. What that does, it maximizes the direct exposed horizontal canopy profile in the center of the kite for raw kite power and optimizes the vertical canopy profile in the wingtip for power and quickness throughout the kite turn radius. The kite turns even quicker with this boxey arc.
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I found those clips of Jason Slezak and myself (Julien Fillion) from couple years back in Hawaii shooting for the release of the Wow kite from Liquid Force. Shot by talented Eliot Leboe on the RED camera.
Today we took my friend Ronald’s plane and flew from Montreal to the Magdalen’s Islands for a quick 3 days trip…
I had a new kite to test (SOLO V4 9m). When we landed the wind was already blowing 25-30 knots, therefor we headed straight to the beach for a quick onshore wave session.
- A foilboard the size of a turtle, really?
We’ve been part of the foil revolution for several years now, leading today’s market by introducing the extruded aluminium mast and CNC fuselages. We tried so many different ideas for kiteboarding hydrofoil and prone surfing hydrofoil in the last several years. Couple months ago I saw Brandon Scheid pulling out of his board bag the smallest foilboard I had ever seen (designed by Peter Mehrohof). I got my hands on the following prototype and spent some time riding this tiny board, figuring out how small kiteboarding hydrofoil could really be? It took a session or 2 to get in-tuned with the board, then it started to feel amazing under my feet.
Although I feel 3’ is way to small for average kiteboarders, it gave us tons ideas for future lightweight product development.
- How small can a kite foilboard really be?
From top to bottom, I had the privilege to design the art for the 2019 Liquid Force Echo (Brandon Scheid’s, Triple-S 2018 Winner) and the 2019 Liquid Force Radnium in the centre of the rack. The bottom 2 boards are the Legacy, art by Joe Highfill for Jason Slezak. As always, board shapes by Jimmy Redmond & Peter Mehrohof.