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Impression Airush Livewire Reefer 140 * 42 cm 2016 (with Reefer boots)

Massive, deep multiple channels, surprising big rocker, extremely wide: made to shred some kickers and sliders. This, in combination with the stylish wooden colours of the Livewire with the leather looking Reefer boots,  got us exited to test it. We got the Livewire Reefer 140cm 2016 for a couple of days to get an impression what this wakestyle twin tip is like on the water.Go in style on the Livewire

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Test Twintip Airush Livewire Team 140 *42 cm 2015 model (boots)

Riding with boots is something all freestyle pro’s do. We rarely see other riders with boots. Why is this? And can non-pro’s (or non-wannabe’s) also enjoy riding with boots? We tried the 2015 Airush Livewire 140cm with AP Boots and see if we could enjoy it.DSC_0002

First time one boots

We rode the boots in 2 situations; underpowered with an 11m in 17 knots in open ocean with 1
m waves and nicely powered with 25 knots onshore wind on open ocean with 1,5 meter waves on a 9m.

So how does it feel? Heavy! The first thing (after having struggled at the edge of the water getting in the boots) you notice is the additional weight. It is only a few kilo’s, but it is enough to feel a difference especially while jumping. Another disadvantage of riding with boots underpowered is that they have considerately more drag than straps. So it was pretty difficult in our underpowered 17 knot session to get going. Each time a wave catches the board it is getting pushed back on the boots. All though we rode a relatively large board, riding with boots is not the perfect choice in (light) 17 knots wind conditions with waves. Continue reading Test Twintip Airush Livewire Team 140 *42 cm 2015 model (boots)

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