Gijs Wassenaar: I have been involved in R&D with LIEUWE for a long time and I really enjoy getting the most out of my riding by constantly improving the gear to the max. My aim is always to make a board that feels and reacts exactly the way I like.
The past years i have been working from the Lieuwe HQ in the Netherlands where i had the privilege to work with these guys and was immediately blown away by their attitude, dedication and passion. Florian (Lieuwe) loves mechanical engineering and even builds his machines by hand. With this true craftsmanship and big passion for kiteboarding I knew we were onto something special and we started our journey to create my new kiteboard so i can get the best results during the King Of The Air. With the first prototype i managed to break the World Height record at that time with 29,7M.
My style is always pretty aggressive and powerful and therefor I like a board that is:
Fast – we made sure that this rocker gets enough speed into your jumps.
We’ve also created a nice bottom shape with a great combination of channels and concave to have grip in the right places. The channels and concave are also contributing to the stiffness of the board along with the thickness of the wood. Whilst keeping the board still light and super strong. The board is great for great takeoffs and controlled landings.