Liquid Force Virago Women’s Wakeboard Review
Virago Wakeboard is Anna Nikstad’s first-ever pro model. After many prototypes, she and the Liquid Force’s design team have come up with her dream board. She’s been a professional skier since 2014, but for 2020 she has created a wakeboard, especially for women to upgrade their skiing abilities. However, even when it is designed for girls, anybody can use it, and it will definitely have a great performance. Let’s check out the review to know more about this incredible board.
Liquid Force Virago Women’s Wakeboard 2022
A good board must accomplish three aspects: lightness to riders, smoothness over the water, and high response. The Virago 2022 has a lively and responsive flex and fully rounded thumb tail shape that allows a rider to try big air tricks. It is also durable, so you can hit your favorite tricks on this board over and over. Its beveled LiquidRail™ Sidewalls and a Sintered Grind Base™ offer better support to maintain stability in heavy kicks.
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 137 | Rocker Size (in) 2.5 | Waist Width (in) 16.6 | Stance Range (in) 18.7-24 | Rider Weight (lbs) 70-140
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 142 | Rocker Size (in) 2.7 | Waist Width (in) 16.9 | Stance Range (in) 19.7-25 | Rider Weight (lbs) 90-160
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 147 | Rocker Size (in) 2.8 | Waist Width (in) 17.1 | Stance Range (in) 20.7-26 | Rider Weight (lbs) 110-200
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 152 | Rocker Size (in) 2.9 | Waist Width (in) 17.2 | Stance Range (in) 20.7-26 | Rider Weight (lbs) 130-210+
Liquid Force Virago Wakeboard Women 2020
One of the options for women who love to perform stunts is the Virago. It comes in a full rounded thumb tail shape adjusted to its continuous rocker in all three presentations. The board has certified full wood profiled and Triax glass layup, giving it a lightness and travel speed that you will appreciate. LF Virago has a black, white, and sepia pattern that, combined with an alternative design, makes it ideal for those who want a more intimidating appearance while dominating the water.
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 137 | Rocker Size (in) 2.5 | Waist Width (in) 16.6 | Rider Weight (lbs) 70-140
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 142 | Rocker Size (in) 2.7 | Waist Width (in) 16.9 | Rider Weight (lbs) 90-160
- Wakeboard Size (cm) 147 | Rocker Size (in) 2.8 | Waist Width (in) 17.1 | Rider Weight (lbs) 110-190
The 2020 Virago has a split-core, but the board is completely made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate wood, which means this is an ecologically sustainable wakeboard, being light and soft over the water. It also has an LF Sintered Grind Base, which provides endurance. Its Triax Glass Layup means strength and flexibility: torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex. Additionally, it features an aggressive continuous rocker, an ideal option for fluency in transitions and long trajectory arcs.
This is a finless wakeboard, full rounded thumb tail shape. The Virago has a triple concave with V tip channels that go down from tip to tail, making the push-off easier. It has beveled LiquidRail tip to tail sidewalls, which gives a good grip over the water. It is thin in the borders but thicker in the middle, offering flexibility but keeping it stable. It has a slide but grinded base for smoothness while surfing. And that gentle flex within the board allows those beautiful illustrations to look amazingly attractive: a big girly mouth with a golden tooth and an inked low lip and black, white, yellow, brown colors all playing to deliver a really cool wakeboard.
The Virago is designed with LF Flextrack, a reinforced Flextrack glass that spins and bends as the rider moves, allowing full and free stance customization. This wakeboard is compatible with all bindings, but the Liquid Force’s 4D is recommended for best comfort since it has the softest footbed while giving a major response. They have good drainage holes for water’s better fluency, a 45° angle attachment increasing leverage for better board response, and a honeycomb flex floor for high impact landings. These bindings are unique from Liquid Force’s engineering.
- Light and soft
- Strong and durable
- Environmentally responsible
- Very nice water grip
The Liquid Force Virago Wakeboard is an excellent instrument to improve wakeboarding skills, from beginners, intermediate, advanced to expert riders. Even when it is for women, Anna herself has said that anybody can benefit from the features of this board while maintaining the height and weight ranges. It offers a high board response: strength and security to surf. It has been made of certified wood, making it environmentally responsible; Nikstad’s lovely initiative. Also, this board comes with a whole year warranty to enjoy such a nice wakeboarding development. This is definitely a rocking board for a rocking girl.