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The 2007 generation 2 Assault is the most innovative, high performance “bow style” kite design on the market. This kite integrates both bridle and inflatable technologies. Whether you are riding waves or spinning that first 360, the Assault enables the rider to have complete control over the power and the turning of the kite.
Relaunching your kite in the water or on the beach is now effortless. To relaunch your assault, simply pull on one of the back lines and it’s airborne.
The stability and predictability of the Assault also makes it a very user-friendly kite. Due to its immediate and complete de-power, putting your straps or bindings on has never been so easy and safe.
The wind range of the Assault is so broad, that it allows you to ride a 12m Assault in the same conditions where others riders would fly a 9m to 16m standard C kite.
For 2007, we increased the stiffness of the assault’s structure which added to its stability and increased its quickness and sustained power through the turns.
This specially designed system makes kite relaunching effortless. The line and bridle setup are designed to automatically put the kite into the correct launching position. This proven relaunch system works every time on water as well as on land and snow.
Extreme Wind Range:
By adding the bridle system on a slightly flatter kite, combined with a two to one depower control system; a single kite size such as a 12m Assault, can now cover the wind range of a standard 9m to a 16m kite.
Offers a total kite de-power option that is safe enough for the beginner, yet performance oriented enough for the accomplished rider. No complications or hassles of an additional fifth line are required.
Union single point inflation system:
The Assault utilizes the new Liquid Force's Union single
point inflation system. This single-stage inflation system
inflates the entire kite structure in one easy step. Once
you go union single point, you will never
Anti Stretch panels layout:
The new canopy panel layout was developed in order to reduce the panel distortion caused by multiple panel assembly. The side to side arc panels equalize the Canopy tension helping to keep a clean profile throughout the structure of the kite.
For 2007, Liquid Force releases a brand new state of the art control system that features a 3D molded chicken loop, quick release and integrated cleat Depower System. The bar comes with LF’s own High Quality pulley (for 2:1 control systems) which minimizes leader line ware and tear. The pulley is rated at whopping 400kg maximum load strength. The mainline of the control system is composed of a super Durable 6mm dynema mainline. The control system also features a fully adjustable, on the fly stopper piece that does not involve screws or any other mechanical hardware.
LF’s new fully adjustable stopper piece will now allow you to adjust the length of your chicken loop main-line length on the fly. This new adjustable stopper piece keeps the bar from going to high and can also be used to lock the power down against the chicken loop. In a situation where you would want to completely de-power your kite, simply release the bar and the chicken loop by holding the main-line and the stopper piece will slide up to the top releasing most or all of the power of the kite. In the event you want more de-power while riding, the stopper piece can be adjusted quickly on the fly with complete ease.
A new but innovative feature of the 07 control system is the anti wiping “torpedo” plug. When riding the kite de-powered, this plug will take up the slack and help to store extra line. To activate, simply insert the plug into the chicken loop to prevent the slacked line and leash from wiping around. In the event that the bar needs to be released the plug will come out with ease.
Rode the 9 and 12m Assault generation 2 today and wow :-) Significant improvements over last years model... I had a 9 Assault, 9 Waroo and 12m Assault to swap between all day and i honestly could not tell the difference in the 9m Kites... apart from the bar layout, both kites behave very similarly... - Assault has less bar pressure, but only marginally. - Assault is HEAPS more stable in the air, waroo's tend to get a little jerky at times, this was smoooooooth-
Turning speed is dead equal, however the waroo is half a second quicker to respond (due to the pulleys on assault bar i spose)- Boosting is the same height on both, but hang time is much longer on Assault. - Waroo flys in and out of the window faster, Assault just sits in one spot and pulls... -
Unhooked is the same on both kites, but the Assault was more stable etc.- I preferred the Waroo for kiteloops- New assault bar is niiiice, LF have improved it since the demo havoc bars came out, new stainless cleats, and little features everywhere make it a joy to use. - Big c-loop to hook back in and doesn't deform under pressure. - Depower works really well now, smooth as especially with the new cleat... - Good quality pulleys (Ronstan)- The usual UNION inflation system works really well... -
New bag design is nice although a little too small for kite sizes... Id pick the: 07 Assault for learners as its more stable, turns a little more predictably, and is built a lot stronger.. 07 Assault for boosting because of the hang time etc06 Waroo for general cruising and unhooked riding because of less hassles with the bar and no pulleys etc.. (Havoc beats waroo unhooked)
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