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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Liquid Force
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: SLE
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Allrounders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Departures from the norm and outside of the box thinking are what bring strides in next generation product development. The challenge with this philosophy of thinking and development is to retain all the special characteristics that 7 years of Envy development has achieved. We have reached a point where the Envy is one of the most user friendly, versatile, kites on the market.The 8th version of the Envy is now here.

Not only does the NV have a new name moniker, but also utilizes a complete new profile and airframe geometries.The most noticeable change is in the wingtip geometry. This drastic change has produced prolific improvements in kite input back to the rider, allowing the rider to focus on what is in front of them and not what is going on above them in the kite. Another benefit of this shape is reduction of wingtip flaring, allowing the kite to move faster through the wind window and reduce light wind back stalling. The leading edge diameter has become more tuned in shape by reducing the diameter in key areas. Reduction in LE shape adds in speed across the wind window and makes for a fluid turning radius. Support of the LE and canopy airframe has been improved over the past generations.

The NV V8 utilizes a new bridle schematic that includes a V load transfer connection. This connection eliminates canopy distortion and creates a more stable bridge of bridle connection points supporting the LE. The NV still retains its legendary stability, its easy to predict on/off feel and bombproof construction, while holding the position as one of the most versatile cross condition and riding style kites on the market. From pro freestyler, to wave seeker, or the weekend warrior, the NV will perform beyond expectations.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
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: 48cm or 55cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Liquid Force NV 2017 12m
Name:
Barclay McFadden 
Weight:
150 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
1.5 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 23
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
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kite relaunch
 
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kite stability
 
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windrange
 
LimitedWide
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low end
 
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kite feedback
 
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up wind
 
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GradualExplosive
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SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 20.03.2018 at 02:01 hour
Comments:
I purchased the 13.5, 12, 9, and use a 7 a few times....

Good beginner kite b/c of relaunch and slow. Somewhat tough. However, I found the power grunty which can be intimidating to beginners.

Good power under powered. When overpowered you feel like a linebacker crashing through a brick wall, sketchy.

After jumping constantly and hitting a max of 28 ft on a 7m in 30+ knots... I switched to a hybrid C and broke 30 in 18 knots on a 12M. i've since been out on same kite 9m and hit 38ft in 25 knots. this kite did not boost for me at all.

long term durability is coming into question.

it stalled a lot on me, was quick but low in the window which put me in compromising positions.

i'm still a noob so take with a grain of salt, but would have preferred starting on a different kite.  
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