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TKB LW Review: 2014 LITEWAVE Wing

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LITEWAVE Wing
Sizes Available: 153, 161cm
Sizes Tested: 161x45cm

Litewave Says:

The Litewave Wing has evolved into the ultimate light wind machine! Riding in ultra light wind has never been easier, even for the big guys. The tip-to-tip radical concave smooths out chop and makes for a very positive carving feeling. Tips are very thin and flexy with built-in torsion bars to maximize carving performance under load. This board is truly a “session saver.”

The Litewave Wing features wide tips and a unique outline known as ‘parabolic side-cut’ which enables planing and rockets you upwind. The wider tips give an unbelievable “load and pop” even in light condition. This board feels like snowboarding in bottomless powder. Our quality wood core and composite construction enhance riding properties as well as ensuring that your board will last for years to come.

Visit for more info: http://www.litewavedesigns.com/products/kiteboards/litewave-wing.html

Our Testers Say:

“At 61 in age, after a long sessions I have every kind of –itis, arthritis, bursitis you name it, so I dream of a board like the this that is super smooth and easy to ride,” Dave ByBee.

“The side-cut is really pronounced and the board tracks incredibly well in light wind butter but it can be challenging to carve turns,” Jeff Quick.

“Planes really early, seems to ride in no wind but not great when it comes to chop,” Marko Bartscherer.

TKB Says:

The 2014 Wing came in the full carbon fiber layup and features pronounce parabolic side-cut which is unique for its narrower center and wider width at the tips. The board features asymmetrical fin placement and torsion strips in the tips to help the extra thin tips flex in the correct direction. The Wing earned high praise for its early planing and upwind tracking in the lightest of winds. Tester’s opinions were mixed on the board’s pop, it’s larger size for jumping and it’s chop handling ability, but hands down, this dedicated light wind board is extremely effective when it comes to doing what it is designed to do which is getting you up and riding in the lightest of all conditions.

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The Wing came with the FLS Sandal bindings which are unique in how the foot straps mount to the foam baseplate via Velcro straps underfoot making setup simple and easy. Testers found the pads to be more firm in density while the laceup foot straps were all encompassing and generally very comfortable. Some testers prefer a Velcro adjustment to laceup tensioners, while others testers liked the adjustability of laceups.

Visit for more info: http://www.litewavedesigns.com/products/accessories/fls-sandal-bindings.html

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