2017 Liquid Force Eclipse 151 Wakeboard
WHAT THEY SAY:
The Eclipse is the latest addition to our line that takes Daniel Grant to new heights and makes the other riders at the park stare in amazement and hide in his shadow. With a triple wood stringer, PU core and longer length it can handle the high altitude landings with ease. It features our exclusive Sintered Grind Base for durability and the Triax glass adds torsional control and a springy flex. Included in this new design is our LF exclusive FlexTrack system. The track moves with you as you arc into carves and press onto rails creating an unmatched connection between you and your board. The Eclipse is our longer park board designed for those that are going bigger and need a board that can bring softer landings, or for those looking to just cruise and lap the park on a larger more forgiving platform.
WHAT WE SAY:
POPS HIGHER, LANDS SOFTER???!!! You’re daaaaaaaamn right…
Most board brands regularly say their newest range pops higher and lands softer than their prior lineup. At Alliance we’ve done a fairly good job of making light of this as we hear this every year. But there’s a lot to be said about overall size, as in the length, as in…
Liquid Force’s 2017 Eclipse line is basically 3 larger, gooey, flexing park boards. Personally I feel larger boards simply look better in every facet, from presses to grabs. Bigger boards are also nicer on the body and ride smoother. So your best impression of Daniel Grant can be entertained. We dare you.
Given that I’m super weird and have historically gravitated towards bigger boards, so I thought of giving the 161 variant a-go behind the boat, knowing the Eclipse line is basically a park only focused product. Did I do my 1997 Canyon Lake Men’s II championship winning run? Um, no. Considering the Eclipse doesn’t come with fins and the flex is more gear towards park, I was generally surprised how much fun it was behind the boat. It was a wake0gashing, straight-air grabbing butter bandit and I’d totally run this full-time behind the boat. Bottom line, it was super fun and I felt the original spirit of wakeboarding. Isn’t that the point of riding, having as much fun as possible?
Next stop, the cable park please. Or boat…
WHAT THE PRO SAYS:
This core gives you the best of both worlds; the flex and spring of a solid wood core and the strength and resilience of a PU core. Whether you’re hitting the cable or out behind the boat, this core will make sure you are at the height of your game.
Elastomeric sidewalls deliver unsurpassed durability and strength for your cable park sessions.
The strongest base possible while maintaining the performance features of each finely tuned hull shape. LF’s grind base molds to the board’s contours and provides solid protection all season long.
LF created the industry’s first flexible track. The track moves with you and the board as you twist into carves and press onto rails, creating an unmatched connection and making you and the board one! Combine the FlexTrack with a pair of Liquid Force 4D bindings and you’ll have the ultimate setup for response.