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2014 Envy

Liquid Force Envy 2014

Liquid Force Envy 2014

Reviewed on Apr 15th 2014 by scot
Performance:
5
Durability:
5
Relaunch:
4
Bar:
5
User Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5

Sizes used: 9m
I bought an envy 9m to use as a teaching kite. Kites I have had in the past come from Ozone, Best, Naish, Switch. The kite is really well made, I would put it at the top of all the kites I have flow. I really like the bar and think the quick release system is the best I have come across. It has nice soft bar ends and it just works, and the only bar I have had that is easy to put together again on the water. If you feel the bar throw is a little long it has a bar stop that is easy to adjust so the bar should never be out of reach. In the air it is great. I have had it in 14kts to 25kts. At 14kts it will fly above your head and water relaunch although difficult in really light wind is possible. When the wind gets within the range for the kite it springs to life. It has quick turning not to much bar pressure (medium) and sits in a position that allows you to go upwind really well. Unhooking works well and the kite is easy to use in this configuration. I found that trying big jumps the kite is not as floaty as other kites I have had but you can't have everything. Overall this is my favourite 9m kite and I am going to get another when able.