Liquid Force Envy 2012

The Liquid Force Envy is the best Liquid Force kite ever. It has proven during the last years to be an incredible flying machine that suits most different styles and fits both experienced and beginners. The Envy was a great success so the Liquid Force Team decided to develop the Envy even more, so that’s why we have the 2012 version on the market now.
The new Envy is build on the same platform as the previous version, but is fine tuned for better performance. It flies fast and is stable and easy to handle and it can be used in various conditions, from light wind to hurricane. It suits freestylers, waveriders and free riders.

Liquid Force intention for year 2012 is to come up with a new set of kites that redefine kitesurfing all over the world.Each kite is designed for optimum performance in its class. The Envy is focused on freestyle and waveriding. It has lots of power and is easy to handle, so it can be used by beginners as well as advanced riders. It’s performance is good enough for competition but still you can use it for just cruising.

The so called “Beyond Delta” design improves the performance of the kite in most aspects. The kite comes with three struts and uses the Exo Strut system. The combination of these features make it very stable and reliable not only in good wind conditions but also in harsh conditions with strong gusty wind. The kite turns around a pivot and has a very good responsiveness and it has a medium soft bar feeling. It can easily be parked where it produce a constant pull.

The Ultra Stable Equalizing Bridle also known as USB 3.1 improves the stability in general and allows the rider to control the kite with a minimum of effort. The nowadays well known diamond shaped wing tips decrease drag and assures the kite to fly smooth.

The Maxflow inflation system makes pumping up to 40% faster and the four line setup make the kite simple without to much hazzle when rigging on land.

The canvas is made of a new material Teijin Ripstop T9600 which gives the kite endurance but without giving it any extra weight.

The Control Bar

Liquid Force’s new kites use the CPR (Centerline Push Release) control bar system which is very safe and user friendly. The CPR system ensures that you can depower the kite quickly in case of emergency. The CPR control bar is designed around a breakthrough Center Line Push Release safety system, hint therefor the name CPR.

The features with CPR are:

• Depower options: There are two settings here, 90% or 100% depower. The 100% depower can be used when the leash is connected to the flag line and is achieved when the rider is hooked in and releases the bar. The leash can however also be connected to the mainline, this is when 90% depower is achieved. This allows the rider to repeatedly depower the kite.

• Below the bar depower cleat – a 3D cleat is molded into the chicken loop of the control bar and the power adjustment mainline runs through this 3D molded cleat.
• Center Line Push Release – the rider can use just one hand for the safety release, a great safety feature in case you get tangled up and just have one free hand.
• No mechanical or metal parts – all the parts are molded plastic. This means less weight, no rust, no corrosion and no parts moving parts that get sluggish due to sand and salt. In general plastic is must better than metal when it comes to control bars. Anyone who is familiar with the Slingshot Bar knows what I´m talking about 😉

Finally a little promo video from Liquid Force.

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