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2004 Liquid Force Litmus 136
Kyle Schmidt is the mad scientist of our team. In his past life he must have designed satellites or spaceships or something crazier than a wakeboard. Wakeboard designs just seem to flow too easily out of Kyles brain. The guy knows how to tinker and he knows how take his tinkering ideas and turn them into products that will help everybody wakeboard better. Take his years of experience of coaching on the water and his years of pushing his own riding along with his love of tinkering, and hes bound to create some of the best, most user friendly rides that have ever been on the water. This season Kyle has not only continued to impress us with his riding ability, hes also stepped up and become one of our leading designers.
The Litmus is the first true test of Jimmy and Kyle as a team. Together they created what a real fun shape should be. Every rider can appreciate this aggressive, yet forgiving shape. Its faster, pops harder and smoother, releases quicker, and holds better than any other board in its class. If youre looking for a ride that was designed by a pro that not only thinks about his own needs, but also the needs of us mere mortals, the Litmus is your perfect match. Bump/ winged/ rounded/ squash tail shape - This more advanced shape channels water and provides release points for the fins. Fuller tail for increased pop.Sculpted/ Ribbed top deck - Lighter, more pleasing, stronger than everSix-fin setup - 6 fins aligned to keep the board loose, flowing, and in control at all times. Cupped side fins are more effective in every aspect, hold better, release quicker, and faster with less drag Increased subtle 3 stage/ continuous rocker - First in its class. Smooth, consistent, forgiving, super solid pop. Geared for todays bigger wakesVariable Edge Rail Shape - Soft in the center, sharpens as it nears the tail. Forgiving when neutral, locks and accelerates when weight is transferred to tail. Clean sliding on rails.
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Reviewer: Brad Krar
This board is fantastic! I was riding my friends Hyperlite Belmont 134 before this and this board is much better. It has TONS of pop and it is very predictable. Compared to a Hyperlite State 130(my other friends board), this board honestly has like twice the pop - going from the Litmus to the State, you ask yourself, what was Hyperlite thinking?! The Litmus lands softly (even in the flats) and carves great. It holds an edge extremely well and breaks loose as soon as you want it to. It spins very easily as well and you can stick the landings easily on it. Overall, a great board and i would honestly take it hands down over a Belmont 134, State 130, and a Blunt 137 (my three comparison boards.
Reviewer: Erik Martínez
This board is sick! I just tried a couple of the Hyperlite 06 and still like this one better. Is a board that you can definitely progress through the advanced skills.
Reviewer: Philip Sřrensen
This board is great. it pop’s off small wakes really well, and off big wakes it pop’s really good. The Litmus series is the best... i recomend this board to every body, from beginners to pro’s...
Reviewer: D W
This board is surprisingly quick. It seems to accelerate off of every turn. It is pretty forgiving on landings and will break lose into a slide if you want to but won’t slide unless you want to. This board carves really well and feels much more like surfing than many other boards I’ve ridden. You feel like you’re in the water cutting instead of sliding or skipping over the top. It has a nice mix of height and distance off the wake and releases pretty easily.
Reviewer: Kelby Scandrett
My previous board was a Hyperlite RPM and this upgrade was worth it. Excellent tracks, easy grabs, incredible pop, and outstanding quality construction. If you are still trying to decide, wait no more. Be bold and go for it. You won’t regret it. Excellent intermediate board.
Reviewer: Robert Bowles
I bought this board and was thouroughly satisfied. I would recommend it to anyone who is intermediate and higher. It really kicks!
Reviewer: Andrew Davis
I came from a late 90s Hyperlite Fluid 137 (same as current Fluid 137 I guess) and this board is a good transition from pure continuous to 3 stage. The pure 3 stages have too much buck for my style and this board has a good blend. After riding the Temet some (my alternative choice) this board does not release from the water as easily for messing around, but it holds better for sloppy landings I thought. I would rather have more chance for landing a big invert than easier time popping fins for power slides. Did seem to have more ups than the Temet and the landings were fairly soft compared to 3 stage boards. Board is one of the best looking I have ever seen. I shouldn’t care, but I am not gonna have something that looks aweful sitting on the rack on my boat (and a lot of boards these days look bad.) I plan on buying the 136 (demo-ed 141 and was too big.) Wish they had it in 138.
Reviewer: Jay P
I really like this board.
Reviewer: Dave Apple
Along with the exo bindings its the cleanest ride I’ve ever had. Plus the pop is amazing.
Reviewer: trevo the jet plane
this board is a p.i.m.p