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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:54 pm 
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^^^^ I find i use the stopper a whole lot. The throw is sooo huge. I think thats because they wanted a lot of depower. But as I have found, once you depower it that much (to where the stopper is at the top) my 12m will barely turn, and the wing tips "squeeze" in. Thats in the 18-25mph wind range. Thats why I just picked up a 2008 9m session.
The 16m and 6m combo would be a way dramatic quiver. It would seem that you would need to either depower the 16 a whole lot. Or work your 6m a ton.
I prefer a 12m and 9m. With a lightwind board and a smaller board.


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:13 am 
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Hey just got my 2008 9m in the mail. Heres a quick mini review/comparison.

Review/comparison of 2008 Liquid Force Session 9m

Construction:
Everything on it looks almost identical to my 2009. Only thing different that is apparent is that the leading edge "pads" on the 2008 really aren't much; just some foam strips. On the 2009 they are thick foam/plastic ribs.
The bridal seems a bit bigger/longer, but this could just be that there is more lines spread across a smaller kite. (compared to my 12m)

Everything else is almost identical. I will update as I learn more about it, and actually fly it.


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Thought I would add some more pics of the kite:


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:00 am 
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what's the warranty on liquid force kites?


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:27 am 
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here is a pic of the warranty listed in the manual.

Liquid Force has always had my back in all my product concerns/problems. So i buy from them. :)

I own a
2009 LF 12m Session
2009 LF 9m Session
2009 LF Recoil board
2008 LF WLF board
2009 LF Comp Straps
2009 LF Luxury Straps
2007 LF impact vest
2007 LF Luxury Harness
2009 LF Comp Harness
2007ish LF board bag

Everything has held up completely and I love it. Let me know if you have any questions


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:45 am 
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anyone know how to repair a leaking kite? I have a LF session that has a leak in the leading edge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009 From a Beginners View
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:44 pm 
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Hey well thought I would complete this Review. I actually sold my 2008 9m Session and upgraded to the 2009 (Black one). I didn't like the flying characteristics of the 2008. It pivoted more from the center of the kite. I like the 2009 cuz it pivots more towards the wingtip

Here is my review of the 2009 9m:

I have gotten to spend three sessions on the 9m. One of which was on my first time on flat water. The average wind speed was 17-24mph

Comparison to my 12m:

Everything that gets better with a smaller kite stands true here. The 9m is much more responsive and quicker through the air as expected. The relaunch is quicker. Flies upwind faster, etc...

The depower seems to be a bit more on off. I like the depower on my 12m better. I found my riding position on the center line of the 9m to be a bit far out for my taste. On the 12m I typically have the bar about 6inches away from the CL. But on the 9m I was always riding a foot out on the depower. I played around with adjusting the depower and have yet to find a spot "that felt right" for me. This could have been just the conditions and my lack of experience with this kite.

As for the "Pop". Since I just found a flat water location I have not had any good practice doing "wakestyle pops". I always just used the kickers/waves in the ocean to get air. Anyways I flew both kites at the flat water location and it was much easier for me to direct the 9m in the direction I wanted to boost when needed. However because it is more responsive I found myself oversteering a ton.


Not a complete review but just some feelings I got from the kite and thought it could be helpful anyone looking to purchase these kites.

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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Force Session 2009
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:14 pm 
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old review but still wanted to post up more pics if anyone ever needs this thread


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