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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
Brand: Liquid Force
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: SLE
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Allround 3 strut kite

Designers goals

Loaded wit new features for 2014, the fith generation lightweight envy offers outstanding stability, drift and do it all respons. New for 2014, the Envy features Synergy Struts fused with an ultra-strong Techno Force T9600 canopy, re-engineered swept wingtips and pulley free bridles that creates a direct feel and elimites bridle tangles. The result? Optimized safety, enhanced auto relaunch, plus smooth, predictable power delivery, increased high-end wind range and extra rigidity for fast respons, pivotal turning, direct feel and superior downwind drift. Like all other Liquid Force kites, the three-strut Envy features our durable bombproof construction, lightning-fast Max Flow inflation system and the super safe CPR Control System. Excelling in everthing from gusty storm winds out in surf to thermal breeze in a prestine lagoon, the 2014 Envy offers ultra stable flight and smooth, powerful response for guaranteed good times.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
Brand: Liquid Force
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m-23m
Bar length: 45cm-50cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Liquid Force Envy 2014 09m
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Realwatersports team 
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Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
+5 
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Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Number of test sessions:
+3 
Kite size:
09m 
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kitefinder.com - 10.09.2013 at 15:00 hour
Comments:
What we like:
Liquid Force enlisted the help of a team of material experts to test the breaking strength of all the canopy materials available. They found some pretty surprising results and ended up on a canopy material that is built to last a very long time.

The new Envy retains the stability and easy-of-use characteristics that define this kite. The new changes: (canopy material, split strut, compact bridle and a direct connection on the trailing edge) make the Envy feel lighter and more responsive than previous years. The heaps of advanced wave and wakestyle riders that swear by the Envy are going to love it even more and the beginners will have confidence in buying a kite that they are not going to grow out of.

The new Max Flow pump and Liquid Force Kite bag are nicely improved as well. The pump is some sort of magic pump that allows you to need the same amount of downward force on your first pump as it does on your last pump. This is really helpful for lighter riders that struggle with getting their kites to the proper inflation.

What we don't like:
Even with the improved kite turning speed and light feel, the Envy isn't as fast as the NRG! It's far from slow but if you're looking for a true speedster - make sure you try out the NRG!

The 2014 Envy does not have the "auto" relaunch that years past have had. All beginners that tested the Envy had no issue with relaunch, but we felt it was important to report on the change.

Why you want the 2014 Liquid Force Envy:
The Envy is a spectacular kite for the beginner, the wakestyler and the kite surfer. If that's you, you're going to love the new feel and performance of the Envy. People that hated the Envy now love it. People that loved it, now love it even more! 
6 kudos - +

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