Liquid Force NV Envy Kitesurfing Kite V8 - 2017
There are very few kites on the market that can be called true all-rounders. The Liquid Force NV, or Liquid Force Envy as it was called previously, is definitely the prime example of kite that will work for most kitesurfers out there. In its 8th edition it has gone through some interesting changes adding to the already very successful years. Here's why it's one of the world's favourite kite.
Liquid Force wanted to make sure that their 3-strut, 4-line kite is extremely easy to use so they've made it as simple as possible. Including the large inflation valve to make the pumping much quicker, especially when combined with their high capacity pumps. For the 2017 the Liquid Force NV's profile has changed stopping the wingtips from flaring. This helps it to move much faster and lessens the chance of kite back-stalling when the wind drops off.
The great thing about the NV is it works for both our kitesurfing students who just finished off the lessons but also for the intermediate and advanced riders. It's super stable in the air no matter in which conditions you're using it. Bit it also jumps to the moon! The lift and float on this kite is astonishing along with super smooth landings. Also, when you take it to kiteloops the Liquid Force NV is very predictable and inspires confidence every time you loop it.
The top end on the 2017 NV is fantastic and even when you are grossly overpowered you still feel being in control. Same goes for its relaunch capabilities - it is pretty much an automatic thing. It travels effortlessly to the edge of the wind window and shoots up.
The Liquid Force Mission Control bar has also went through some interesting changes. First of all it looks super sleek and simple which is always good as you don't need any additional clutter on the bar. The simpler and the safer the better. The centre line is covered with PVC to increase durability and the bar is covered with smooth and grippy coating. It's also an above-the-bar simple cleat depower system. What's not to like?