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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Liquid Force
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: SLE
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User-friendly feel and do-it-all kitesurfing kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Building on five years of refinement, the high-performance 2015 ENVY retains its user-friendly feel and do-it-all response, while delivering a variety of substantial enhancements.

Featuring smaller diameter struts, a smaller leading edge, and new lightweight materials, this year’s kite weighs a whopping 1⁄4 less than the 2014 model. Lighter and more efficient than ever, the ENVY turns quicker and moves faster through the window, offering nimble response and amplified high-wind performance. Delivering a crisper feel and more of a direct connection to the kite, the 2015 ENVY uses a lower profile pulley-less bridle, the Bridge Bridle, which reduces drag and increases efficiency.

Engineered with added sweep in the wingtips, the ENVY is easier to relaunch than ever. This refinement also produces a silky smooth power band for seamless power/depower and more definitive kite control. Without sacrificing strength or durability, the ENVY uses lightweight marcloth material in the Layered Frame, which reduces the need for heavy Dacron. This creates a graduated connection between the rip-stop and Dacron materials, resulting in increased performance, strength, durability, and longevity.

While the ENVY evolved tremendously this year, we balanced it all out by changing the arch of the struts (the LE-to-TE profile) to ensure that it retained the familiar feel that makes it our well-recognized flagship kite.

Wind range LF Envy 2015

windrange Liquid force envy 2015

Control bar

Liquid Force control bar 2015

Video Liquid Force Envy 2015

 

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
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: 10m-15m-18m-21m-24m
Bar length: 46cm-56cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

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