The Livewire has proven itself as a truly versatile, wake-style machine. Alex Pastor, Bruna Kajiya and Bas Koole have given more feedback to develop the range for the ultimate ride, by refining the flex and response for 2014 as well as the introduction of our unique Carbon Torsion Control to the Livewire. Working closely with Alex Pastor on his signature 140, the new rail and tip channel configuration enhances directional drive along with a tapered ABS rail, increasing thickness in the center of the rail for boot specific durability. This wake-style and freestyle board is optimal for maximum pop and upwind performance with a flatter edge while the center rocker is increased for riding and landing comfortable during powered tricks. Shipped standard with AFT Teams and compatible with most modern bindings with a 6 inch spread.
The Airush Multizone Biotech construction is a vertical wood core sandwich comprising of a dual density Balsa and Poplar core with ABS rail and tips. The higher density poplar stringer creates a hyper responsive center section while the outer balsa section minimizes the weight. Our wood cores are renowned for their response, durability and smoothness, and are combined with a versatile tri axial laminate for all-round performance and durability.
Airush Carbon Torsion Control creates a unique performance advantage developed specifically for performance freeride boards. Traditionally higher flex boards, ideal for freeride, have significant torsional flex. The Carbon Torsion Control features bias oriented Carbon fiber along the heel edge, reducing the amount of torsional flex in this area. This allows you to ride the board flatter for increasing comfort and speed.
The Progressive Dual Rocker featured on the Livewire offers a unique rocker where smaller sizes run slightly flatter rocker to enhance acceleration, while larger sizes feature an increased rocker improving the performance for boot riding. The outer rail features a flatter rocker for improved edging, upwind and light-wind performance while the higher rocker centre section increases loading for wakestyle riding.
Airush introduced FMS rating 4 years ago as the first brand to quantify how much a twintip flexes, instead of the good old “feel” test, which can be very deceptive due to the impact of the length on the overall stiffness. FMS takes into account the boards length and deflection and lower rating indicating a softer board. Softer boards are more suited to freeride, while stiffer boards are more suited to Freestyle.
Go one size bigger if you plan to ride primarily with boots – 138 or 140 is ideal. If you are riding in straps or looking for more grip, consider increasing the fin size by 1 or even 2cm, depending on personal preference. If you ride powered the Livewire is the board of choice, if you want to ride less powered, go for the Apex.
The Livewire has proven itself as a truly versatile, wake-style machine. Includes G10 Fins, Handle, AFT Team Straps/Pads and 2 Year Breakage Warranty.