Airush’s new Livewire Team v6 is designed with the high-performance freestyle rider in mind, focusing on the perfect balance of weight, rocker, flex and response. Featuring a new bottom shape with deep channel and concave combo bottom in conjunction with the highest rocker in our range, this board is a competition machine to help you cut through your competition heats with ease and style. The Livewire is designed with Alex Pastor as his weapon of choice when fighting for a place on the podium.The modular setup of the modern day twin tip allows you to choose whether or not you wish to ride with fins, which size fins you would prefer, whether you would like to ride in bindings or footstraps, what characteristics you are looking for in your binding of choice and of course, a whole medley of stance mounting options.

Every rider will find their own preference that gives them the most comfort and performance, but you may find it useful to see how a rider like Alex likes to set his twin tip up for high-performance competition freestyle riding.

Kyle Cabano at Airush recently caught up with the man himself, to see how he will be setting up his Livewire Team v6. Let’s see what he has to say…

Are you using fins in your Livewire Team this year? If so, what size fins are you using?

Yes, I am using the Metro 30 G10 fins which come standard with the Livewire Team v6. I find the 3mm fins are the perfect size to get a combination of good pop, and also good margin for when your landings are not perfect, allowing you to finish the rotation on the surface. Obviously bigger fins help you pop more but then board might get stuck if your landing is not perfect. Also, the channels on the Livewire Team v6 give a decent amount of grip to the water, so there’s no need for bigger fins and even allow for the board to be enjoyed finless.

Being the first kiter to win an event in the prestigious PKRA world tour back in 2011, tell us a little more about your binding setup on your Livewire Team v6?

I like riding with boots because it gives me a solid connection to the board and has allowed me to develop a powerful and predictable riding style. I use the middle insert on the board simply because it’s what it feels more comfortable for my size, helps me spin better than with a wider stance and my landings are perfect on that stance too. The angle you place the boots are are always going to be related to your stance width, and your natural foot position when set to the stance with you have chosen. I personally, like to set my bindings up at 24 degrees on outside and 10 degrees inside and I recommend this as a starting point for riders who have not yet found their stance.

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