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Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force Exchange Intellectual Property Rights


Innovation and Technology drive progression and enable athletes to take their sport to the next level.

Liquid ForceEncinitas, CA - Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force are both market leaders when it comes to product innovation and today Slingshot has agreed to license Liquid Force’s latest binding patent and Liquid Force has agreed to license Slingshot’s control bar patent.
Jeff Logosz, CEO of Slingshot Sports says, "We are strong proponents of technology and innovation. Utilizing Liquid Force’s binding patent gives our designers the freedom to build new products on a proven platform that will enhance our boot to board connection. Fortunately, we were able to come to an agreement with Liquid Force pretty easily and we are happy to be in good cooperation with them."
Liquid Force was issued US Patent No. 7,766,711 on August 3rd, 2010. Since that time, Liquid Force has been attempting to cooperate with all the brands who utilize this technology. Slingshot joins Hyperlite, CWB and Naish as companies who have agreed to license this technology.
Slingshot SportsSlingshot Sports was issued US Patent No. 7,581,701 for innovation in control bar technology. Tony Finns says "Slingshot's new control bar patent enables the rider to adjust the power of the kite easier so our team riders and designers utilized this technology to design our kite bars." Tony also added, "I am really stoked that we are able to cooperate with Slingshot. They are an innovative company and we were able to work a deal out that will benefit all wakeboarders and kiteboarders."
"We are moving our sports forward," added Logosz. "Innovation drives progression and both Liquid Force and Slingshot riders will benefit from the solid cooperation between the brands."
For more information contact Jeff Logosz at or Tony Finn at



Comments (3)

Commented on 3-23-2011 At 09:23 pm

What a crock. Mr. Finn must have it out for the other companies not granted a license if said patent is actually useable.
Commented on 3-24-2011 At 07:45 am

"innovation drives progression." ha and they say that after Company just came out with a new boot mounting system, and now Company is gone because of LF's lawsuit. LF still knows how to make great boards, boots, and products, but they need to get thier heads on straight and not be so uptight about the legal stuff.
Commented on 3-31-2011 At 04:53 pm

What is Liquid Forces "Liquid Force’s latest binding patent"?

Are any other companies following Hyperlite in the system boot binding innovation.
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