WATERSPORTS SAFETY CODE

Watersports are fun and challenging but involve inherent risks of injury or death. To increase your enjoyment of the sport and to reduce your risks, use common sense and follow these guidelines:

  • Familiarize yourself with all applicable federal, state and local laws, the risks inherent in the sport and the proper use of equipment.
  • Know the waterways and always have a person other than the boat driver as an observer.
  • The rider, observer and driver should agree on hand signals.
  • Never start out until the rider signals that they are ready.
  • Always use caution and common sense.


Regarding your equipment and your towrope:

  • Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard Type III (PFD) vest.
  • Inspect all equipment prior to use. Check bindings, fins, and flotation device prior to each use and DO NOT USE if damaged.
  • Tow ropes stretch during use. If a rope breaks or is suddenly released, it can snap back striking boat occupants or the user which could result in injury or death.
  • Inspect rope before use and do not use tow rope if frayed, knotted or damaged. Use proper toe rope for the activity.
  • Ensure rope is free from all body parts prior to starting out or during use.
  • Keep persons and ropes away from propeller when engine is running, even if in neutral. Should rope become entangled in propeller, SHUT OFF ENGINE AND REMOVE IGNITION KEY BEFORE RETRIEVING ROPE. Propellers are very sharp and can cut wet skin easily.

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LIABILITY & SUITABILITY OF USE

Activities involving the use of Liquid Force wakeboards, kiteboards, and bindings assume the risk of bodily injury arising from those activities.

Liquid Force is not liable to the users of third parties for any incidental or consequential damages, including damages for personal injury, beyond the responsibility Liquid Force assumes for replacement or repair of its products subject to the conditions set forth herein.

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HOW TO TREAT YOUR BOARD

  1. Rinse your board with fresh water after using in salt water.
  2. It is generally better to keep your board and bindings out of the sun for longer periods of time.
  3. Do not use oils or lotions to get in the bindings. These never wash out and make your feet slimy.
  4. It’s not a surfboard or a car…Don’t wax it.
  5. Buy a protective bag for your board, it helps keep it from becoming scratched, protects it from the sun and may protect the boat as well.
  6. Inspect your board for damage every time you ride. Also check the bindings for worn or damaged parts.
  7. Replace excessively worn or damaged parts before riding your board.
  8. Check the fins to make sure they are tight. Fins do not float.
  9. Check the binding retention bolts before each ride to make sure they are tight.
  10. Do not use thread sealants such as Loc-tie® on binding bolts or fin screws. These products can attack some types of plastics causing structural failure.
  11. Gasoline, oils, and most other petroleum products are bad for your board, so do not let your board come in contact with any of these chemicals.

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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Liquid Force warranties and obligations set forth below are in lieu of any other express warranties or obligations of Liquid Force Wakeboards, its distributors, or retailers. All Liquid Force products are warrantied to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material workmanship except as otherwise provided herein.

Liquid Forces warranty extends for a period of ONE YEAR from date of purchase on all products except custom hand finished wakesurfboards, wakeskates and apparel. Wakeskates are warrantied for 90 days and custom hand finished wakesurfboards and apparel is not applicable to any warranties. Proof of purchase is required from an authorized Liquid Force dealer. RECEIPT MUST CLEARLY IDENTIFY DEALER. Liquid Force will, at manufacturer’s option, repair or replace any wakeboard, kiteboard, or boot binding which exhibits defects in material or workmanship. REPAIRED OR REPLACED ITEMS ARE COVERED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY ONLY.

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INFLATABLES SAFETY VIDEO

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4D BINDING - HOW TO MOUNT VIDEO

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WARRANTY DURATION

  • Wakeboards: 1 year from date of purchase.

  • Boot bindings: 1 year from date of purchase.

  • Wood Wakeskates: 90 days from date of purchase.

  • Compression Molded Wakeskates: 1 year from date of purchase.

  • Custom Wake Surfboards: No Warranty

  • Ropes/Handles: 1 year from date of purchase.

  • Vests:1 year from date of purchase.

  • Bags:1 year from date of purchase.

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LIQUID FORCE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:

  • Any damage caused by sliders or rails. DO NOT Slide your board on any sliders/rails if you want to keep your warranty. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Cost of return shipments to Liquid Force, normal wear and tear including scratches, nicks or fading.
  • Damage caused by modifications and /or use of equipment not provided with the purchase of Liquid Force products, this includes bolt-on systems to attach fins and bindings, cutting and reshaping boards, overlays and or binding parts, etc.
  • Damage to boards incurred while other manufacturer’s bindings, and/or fins were in use.
  • Damage caused by misuse or an accident such as dock slides, dock or beach starts, striking a solid object, tow rope handle striking product, etc. The validity of damage or any like situation reports are at the discretion of Liquid Force warranty personnel. The above applies to boards, bindings, fins and inserts.
  • Products used in commercial, rental, demo, or instruction programs.

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HOW TO OBTAIN A WARRRANTY

During the one year warranty period, Liquid Force will, at its option, either repair or replace a defective Liquid Force product. Warrantied items will be returned to the sender via ground service at Liquid Force’s expense. Liquid Force claims can be handled in one of two ways: (1) customers can return the product to the retail location where the original purchase was made. In this case the retailer must contact Motion Water Sports Inc. customer service at (760) 943-8364, to obtain a return authorization number (RA). (2) Customers can contact Motion water Sports directly to obtain a return authorization number and send the product back on their own. To obtain a return authorization #, please email your name, address, phone number, description of problem, 3 photos and a proof of purchase (sales receipt or cancelled check) of your product to info@liquidforce.com. Return Authorization is for inspection purposes only. Disposition will be determined by Liquid Force warranty personnel. No warranty claims will be accepted without a valid Return Authorization number and PROOF OF PURCHASE FROM AN AUTHORIZED LIQUID FORCE DEALER. Warranty claims are claims for warranty coverage only and do not constitute an agreement by Liquid Force to accept the warranty claim. All warranties should be sent to Liquid Force Attn: Warranty Dept 364 2nd Street, Suite # 7, Encinitas, CA 92024

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HELPFUL RIDING TIPS

Beginners should hold the handle with both hands, palms down. Put the rope over the toe side edge of the board (the side your toes point to). Try to place your knees to the inside of your elbows. Hold the position. Alert the driver when you are ready. Have the driver give a slow, steady pull out of the water. Stay in the squatted position with your arms straight, resisting the pull of the boat by putting pressure on your feet. Let the boat pull you out. After you start to feel the board plane…stand up. Use your legs for power, leaving your arms straight while keeping your eyes on the boat. You have just made a deep water start.
Caution: these are guidelines only. There is no substitute for professional instruction. Instruction will teach general safety guidelines and proper techniques, thereby reducing your risk of injury. For more information on wakeboarding schools, contact your Liquid Force dealer, the World Wakeboard Association or local ski club. Liquid Force does offer instructional videos for beginning and advanced riders. If you cannot find one at your local dealership please contact us at:

Liquid Force
364 2nd Street, Suite #7
Encinitas, CA 92024
P: 760-943-8364
www.liquidforce.com

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RIDER SIZE CHART

Rider Weight (lbs) Board Length (cm)
25 - 70 111 - 118
40 - 85 118 - 130
65 - 130 124 - 134
70 - 130 130 - 138
100 - 170 134 - 142
150 - 225 138 - 146
170 - 250+ 142 - 146
200 - 275+ 146

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VEST SIZE CHART

Kids Vests Kids Weight
Infant 0 - 30 lbs
Child 30 - 50 lbs
Youth 50 - 90 lbs

Men's Comp Vests Men's Chest Sizes
Small 34" - 37"
Medium 36" - 40"
Large 40" - 43"
X-Large 43" - 46"

Men's CGA Vests Men's Chest Sizes
Small 32" - 36"
Medium 36" - 40"
Large 40" - 44"
X-Large 44" - 48"
2X-Large 48" - 52"
3X-Large 52" - 56"

Womens Comp Vests Ladies Chest Sizes Ladies Dress Sizes
X-Small 29" - 32" Size 0 - 2
Small 32" - 35" Size 4 - 6
Medium 35" - 38" Size 8 - 10
Large 38" - 41" Size 10 - 12

Womens CGA Vests Ladies Chest Sizes Ladies Dress Sizes
X-Small 28" - 32" Size 2 - 4
Small 32" - 36" Size 6 - 8
Medium 36" - 40" Size 10 - 12
Large 40" - 44" Size 14 - 16

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HELMET SIZE CHART

Hat Size Circumference Inches Circumference CM CE Liner (Pro-Dry size mark) Comp helmet size mark
6 3/8 20 1/8" 51 cm YS XS
6 1/2 20 1/2" 53 cm YL XS
6 7/8 21 5/8" 55 cm S-M S
7 22" 56 cm S-M M
7 1/8 22 3/8" 57 cm M-L M
7 1/4 22 3/4" 58 cm M-L L
7 3/8 23 1/8" 59 cm M-L L
7 1/2 23 1/2" 60 cm L-XL XL
7 5/8 23 7/8" 60.5 cm L-XL XL
7 3/4 24 1/4" 61.5 cm L-XL XL

To ensure a perfect fit, measure the circumference of your head starting in the middle of your forehead and match it with the sizes above.

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EMPLOYMENT

There are no job positions available at this time. UPDATED 9/6/18



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EMPLOYEE LISTING


Tony Finn

TONY FINN
FOUNDER
























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Jimmy Redmon

JIMMY REDMON
FOUNDER

How long have you been a part of the LF Family?
I spread the seed.

Where did you grow up?
I haven’t.

When did you first get into wakeboarding/wakeskating?
When there was none.

What is your favorite thing about working at Liquid Force?
Freedom to create, and the pressure to want to run away --- it’s a love/hate thing.

What’s your average day at LF like?
I haven’t had one yet.

When you’re not at work, what do you spend your time doing?
I’m never at work . . . and I spend it working.

What LF setup are you most stoked on?
The new one I’m working on at the moment.

What inspires you?
People being genuinely stoked on something you made, and my family.

Anything else to add?
Can I have a vacation?

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Don Wallace

DON WALLACE
GM/VP SALES

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First time grabbing a handle?
I’m pretty sure it was at Bullard’s Bar Reservoir in Northern California… I was rocking a sweet set of wood double skis behind my parents new Sea Swirl! Good times!

Where is home?
It’s “where the heart is”… duh. Haha. Oh, you want a real answer? My mail gets sent to Leucadia, CA, my roots are in Nevada City, CA, and my home away from home is Mammoth, CA.

You make the best?
Friend, of course.

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
We don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Describe an average day?
Wake up… go surf… check Instagram to see what our team is up to and to see if I have more followers than Grace… arrive at work mid morning… listen to AG and Dawley talk about what they got into last night…tell Gleason and O’Malley why their teams are worse than mine... watch some videos of funny cats that Susan or Tim have sent me… go surf… grab some lunch at Bull Taco… listen to Jimmy talk about the waves… watch the latest web videos of our team on LFfilms.com… put together this week’s LF Softball lineup… then head home… pretty rough life, right? haha. Truthfully, there is not an average day here at LF… everything is constantly changing and every day brings a new and exciting challenge.

Favorite animal?
A Duck… followed closely by cats and dogs.

Inspirations?
It’s cliché but my parents have always been my inspirations… they have been great role models! Besides them, I’ve always been inspired by anyone that lives life to the fullest and doesn’t sweat the small stuff. I guess that’s why I’ve ended up working in an industry that is selling fun!

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
I’d have to say the Original Trip graphic that Jimmy and Necrason worked on with Drew. I’ve got that one on the wall here in the office… brings back some great memories! Besides that, I’ve always really loved the stuff that Jami has done for our Obscura skates… especially this year’s “Big Don” graphic.

Parting words?
If anyone actually reads this I hope they are doing something that they love to do… if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life!

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Aaron Grace

AARON GRACE
MARKETING & TEAM MANAGER

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First time grabbing a handle?
1977

Where is home?
Now – Cardiff, CA Then- Coeur d’ Alene, ID Pretty much the two greatest places on Earth

You make the best?
Lover …and my tacos are pretty damn good as well.

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
Working with a great group of individuals here at the office and working with best team of athletes in the industry

Describe an average day?
Wake up, answer e mails from Matt Gleason, go to bed

Favorite animal?
I am really going out on a limb here, but I will have to say a dog. Specifically a Lab.

Inspirations?
Fortune Cookies

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
Neil Blender – G&S Coffee Guy I have just always liked that graphic.

Parting words?
Go Outside!!!!

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Wade Motawi

WADE MOTAWI
SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER

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First time grabbing a handle?
Summer of…..85

Where is home?
Encinitas!

You make the best?
Wake Boarding Gear!

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
Our huge world wide family of riders and staff.

Describe an average day?
24 Hours, 1,440 Minutes, 86,400 Seconds

Favorite animal?
Cows! Sliced thin and well cooked!

Inspirations?
The kids. Watching them kill it and having a good time.

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
Would have to be the 2015 Shane 142. One word - Insane!

Parting words?
Excuse me…. I believe you are standing over the Rancor pit.

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Peter Mehrhof

PETER MEHRHOF
DESIGN ENGINEER


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How long have you been a part of the LF Family?
Im the baby, about 4 months

Where did you grow up?
Mammoth Lakes

When did you first get into wakeboarding/wakeskating?
1998

What is your favorite thing about working at Liquid Force?
The beach, the peeps, and the wakeboarding

What's your average day at LF like?
Take orders from Jimmy, try not to screw up!

When you're not at work, what do you spend your time doing?
Play the banjo

What LF setup are you most stoked on?
The trip circa 2001

What inspires you?
Big waves and big mountains.

Anything else to add?
When are we going to make some sweet kneeboards?

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Joe Highfill

JOE HIGHFILL
CREATIVE DIRECTOR


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First time grabbing a handle?
7th grade - The Delta

Where is home?
Lockeford, CA

You make the best?
Breakfast Sandwich

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
Company is true to its roots.

Describe an average day?
Make the logo bigger...

Favorite animal?
Ferret

Inspirations?
Nature and God

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
Im about to make it.

Parting words?
Only during the hardest part of our lives will we grow beyond our capabilities.

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Mike Gonsalves

MIKE GONSALVES
PRODUCTION ARTIST


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First time grabbing a handle?
Back in 2K I wakeboarded in the summer with the same kids that I snowboarded with in the winter. My family bought my brother and I our first wakeboard and it was a Liquid Force with the graphic sock puppet holding a human as a puppet. We thought it was the coolest board out there and that of course made use too cool. Haha!

Where is home?
Home is where you make it but I grew up in New Hampshire and have been living on the west coast for the past 7 years.

You make the best?
FRIEND..

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
The people are really nice and the office is located right next to the beach so we can surf before and after work. I love the different products they make and being part of the creative team.

Describe an average day?
Wake up, ride my bike to work, design, design, design, prep a color palette, design, design, design, Lunch Break, design, design, design, Go home or surf and skateboard on the way home and then design or create some more.

Favorite animal?
Zeachman

Inspirations?
People who make a living doing what they love to do.

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
Dinosaurs Will Die : Zeachman

Parting words?
Foil Or Die!!! “Life’s a Zeach then you Scorp!!!"

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John Romais

JOHN ROMAIS
PRODUCTION MANAGER


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Home Lake
Tourmaline San Diego

What is your job?
Kiteboarding Sales Manager

What do you do when you’re not working?
Run, Bike, Surf, Eat, Kiteboard, Run some more, community outreach

You make the best...
Tofu and Cereal

Favorite riding spot?
Kite Beach Maui, HI

Quote to live by?
Keep pushing forward

Least favorite animal?
Sharks

Weapons of choice?
Kaos 136 with Cradle Bindings and a Havoc 14m

Favorite food?
Doughnuts

Best part of working for LF?
Being a part of the Family

Parting words…
Give it your all or don¹t bother

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Colin O’Malley

COLIN O'MALLEY
CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

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First time grabbing a handle?
Geez, that would have been the summer of 1996…

Where is home?
My hat says P for Philly

You make the best?
Co-Ed softball shortstop?????

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
The Family Vibe

Describe an average day?
Some days are long, some days are easy, but their usually all fun in some way

Favorite animal?
My black lab, Big Jake

Inspirations?
Smiles

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
I have a pretty cool custom Skye Walker original on an old Ultracore Trip but those guys across the hall do some killer work, I can’t pick just one…

Parting words?
All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine…

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Holly Swartz

HOLLY SWARTZ
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

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Home Lake?
Canyon Lake

What is your job?
I help when you have an issue aka Customer Service.

What do you do when you’re not working?
I am a full time graduate student (MBA- Sports Management) when I’m done attempting to be studious you can find me skating, surfing, snowboarding…you know, bein’ a hooligan..

You make the best...
Instant coffee, kidding…food I’m actually really good at cooking.

Favorite riding spot?
Lake Havasu

Quote to live by?
“Be nice dude” – Mike Smith

Least favorite animal?
Honestly? Butterflies really freak me out.

Weapons of choice?
Sarcasm with a smile of course.

Favorite food?
Wait, I have to pick just one?

Best part of working for LF?
Since day one everyone has been so rad! I have never worked with such a welcoming group of people. I am always so stoked to come into work and I’m blessed to be able to say that.

Parting words?
What do you want your legacy to be?

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Heather

HEATHER SANTONE
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

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Home Lake?
I prefer the Ocean.

What is your job?
Dolphin trainer. Just kidding. I’m the friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you have an issue.

What do you do when you’re not working?
All of the cliché California things, I like to be outside.

You make the best...
Baked goods.

Favorite riding spot?
Lake Havasu

Quote to live by?
“Well that escalated quickly.” - Ron Burgundy

Least favorite animal?
Gorillas. They’re too human like and they scare me.

Weapons of choice?
Nunchucks and a strong cocktail.

Favorite food?
Melted Cheese

Best part of working for LF?
Tony’s Enthusiasm for anything and everything. You can hear him laugh inside the office from the parking lot and maybe from space.

Parting words…
Guacamole makes everything taste better.

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Jeremy Gauvain

JEREMY GAUVAIN
INTERNATIONAL SALES


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First time grabbing a handle?
1999 behind a boston whaler in a jellyfish filled bay. Good times.

Where is home?
Dirty Jerz

You make the best?
Pork roll egg and cheese salt, pepper, ketchup on a hard roll

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
Products, Team, Location, the Family

Describe an average day?
Wake up, eat breakfast, surf if there are waves, hop on my bike, emails, reports, pedal home, go for a run, crash

Favorite animal?
Men in grey suits, just kidding. My long-hair dachshunds Casey and Camo.

Inspirations?
My wife and my family.

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
2011 Harley

Parting words?
Work hard, play harder. Shakas

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Shane Bonifay

SHANE BONIFAY
DIRECTOR OF
LIQUID FORCE FILMS


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First time grabbing a handle?
To early to remember but mom says it was around 3 years old and but didn’t wakeboard till I was 11

Where is home?
Orlando, Florida, Clear Lake

You make the best?
Shrimp & Grits

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
Working with the two guys that invented wakeboarding.

Describe an average day?
Morning coffee, a whole bunch, then try and get out on the lake or see where all the riders are to get some shots of them and or edit, cook dinner for my babe and then Netflix and chill.

Favorite animal?
Birds.. all types, and my dog blood he’s a bloodhound

Inspirations?
Everything around you, family and friends, and of course Scott Byerly

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
Any of mine from the past, but my favorite is the s.bonifay all white with a gold frame and real pics of powell on the bottom

Parting words?
Ride with style.

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Shawn Watson

SHAWN WATSON
ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGER


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First time grabbing a handle?
I was 8 years old the first time I got behind the boat, my mom took me to a local ski school down in south Fl for by birthday.

Where is home?
Orlando, Fl

You make the best?
Friend

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
The product foremost! Also the family values and vibe that brand holds, I’ve been with LF for over 20 years now and truly feel at home!

Describe an average day?
When I’m actually home and not on the road an average day would be a morning coffee followed up by a boat session, lunch, gym, chill to get away from the FL heat for a few hours and end the day with a solid boat session and sunset cruise

Favorite animal?
Liger

Inspirations?
Glassy lakes and big wakes

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
2006 Classic graphic!! We thought it was going to be impossible to make a matte finish graphic but we pulled it off still to this day think it had been one of the best graphics!

Parting words?
Work hard, play harder!

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Curtis Chapman

CURTIS CHAPMAN
PURCHASING & PRODUCTION


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First time grabbing a handle?
Lake Havasu, AZ

Where is home?
O’Side, CA

What do you do when you’re not working?
Man this could be a long answer.. I’d say most of the time riding on two wheels.

You make the best?
Cream pie.

Favorite riding spot?
Ocotillo Wells, CA!! Braaaaaap!! You’re talking about riding dirt bikes right?

Quote to live by?
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller

Least favorite animal?
Sharks man..

Weapons of choice?
Chopsticks.. gotta attack that food with style.

Favorite food?
My girlfriend makes me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All three are my favorites. No complaints here.

Best part of working for LF?
Rad people, rad culture, rad everything...

Parting words...
Drive fast and take chances.
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Wayne Griswold

WAYNE GRISWOLD
WEB DEVELOPER


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First time grabbing a handle?
Summer of 85' - North Bay, Panama City FL

Where is home?
Panama City Beach, FL now, grew up in SoCal

You make the best?
Fish Tacos

The greatest thing about Liquid Force?
Solid gear & Solid crew

Describe an average day?
Blast away on the keyboard from 8am till the late night hours

Favorite animal?
Honey Bee, without them we would perish

Inspirations?
My family & all of my friends

Best board graphic in the history of the world?
Old school Tony Hawk skate was pretty sick

Parting words?
Cool runnings

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Gary Siskar

GARY SISKAR
KITE BRAND MANAGER


Email Me
Home Lake
the hot tub..

What is your job?
Head Kite inflator, Preacher and talk show host.

What do you do when you’re not working?
Check my email......

You make the best...
cannon ball in the pool

Favorite riding spot?
Mancora, Peru

Quote to live by?
“family first”

Hometown
San Clemete, California and Mancora, Peru

Least favorite animal?
The slug

Weapons of choice?
Oh man..to many good ones to list in the LF weapon garage.

Favorite food?
Fresh ahi tuna, followed up by a ice cold cerveza..

Best part of working for LF?
The crew in the office, the riders in the field, and all the good times..not to mention access to the best gear...

Parting words…
“Cheating is only in good taste when it involves death”

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