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2012 Liquid Force Envy Kite

2012 Liquid Force Envy KiteBuilding further on the Envy's proven, lightweight three strut platform and "beyond delta" design Liquid Force introduces for the 3rd year the easiest and most fun kite to fly on the market.

New on the Envy for 2012 is a redesigned and simplified bridle configuration and slightly modified outline and profile, making the kite re-launch instantly and creating one of the fastest turning kites on the market.

The Envy still retains its legendary flight characteristics of the "set it and forget it" feel and stands out as a kite for all conditions and all terrain.

Check out our current selection of Liquid Force kites.

 

Liquid Force Envy Features
BRIDLES SYSTEM
Usb 3.0 / Ultra Stable Bridle
A reliable bridle is a primary focus of kite design at Liquid Force. The LF USB 3.0 Bridle is a Proven LF cascade SLE bridle system with one static wingtip pulley. Instant depower, re-launch and stability is the #1 goal.

EXO STRUT TECHNOLOGY
Ultimate Structural Bonding
Designed and developed by Julien Fillion. The Exo Strut brings strut construction to a new level of rigidity and strength focusing on the areas of the struts that absorb the force of impact on hard crashes and washings in the surf. Our angled Jet Struts prevent any of the bridles from getting stuck at the end of the strut during intensive water prelaunch. Reliability is the word!

WINGTIPS
Unique Lf Diamond Wingtip Design
While most other kite designs on the market only use round wingtips, at Liquid force we believe in our unique Diamond Wingtip design. The Diamond wingtip not only provides huge de-power and easier re-launch over traditional curved wingtips, but provides a rigid structure as well as instant and predictable kite response. The LF Diamond Wingtip also provides smooth, constant pull and power through turns while still effectively de-powering the kite when needed.

REINFORCED LEADING EDGE STRUCTURE
Double Layer Le Construction
When crashing at full power, no other part of the kite absorbs as much impact as the leading edge, specifically the center of the leading edge. Our center leading edge segments are beefed up by doubling the amount of Dacron used in production, but only where it's truly needed. This will not increase the weight of the LE but will give your kite the ability to hit the water hard all day, worry free.

SUPERIOR QUALITY CANOPY MATERIAL
Teijin Ripstop T9600
When most of the kiteboarding brands out there stopped using this very high end material due to cost increases, we at Liquid Force stood our ground! We strongly believe that the use of Teijn Ripstop T9600 is essential to high quality kite design. Your kite will repeatedly perform like the day it was pulled out of the plastic and hold a much higher resale value.

BOMB PROOF CONSTRUCTION
Glued And Stitched Panel Assembly
The entire panel layout of our kites are glued and stitched using an overlapped seam assembly. This construction has proven throughout the years to be the strongest on the market. We have also discovered the perfect Dacron reinforcement to weight ratio to ensure the highest quality for your investment. Our signature molded EVA leading edge bumpers are light, strong and will protect your LE during self launch, hard crashes, snow re-launch, and normal everyday wear and tear.

MAX FLOW INFLATION ONE PUMP
Inflate Kite 40% Faster
The future is now, and this future is inflated quicker and easier by the LF Max Flow Valve. Imagine a kite that inflates in 40% less time, getting you to the water faster and leaving your friends still pumping on the beach. The LF Max Flow valve can bring it, and only the full range of LF kites has it! This new one way high airflow valve matched with the completely redesigned, gauge-equipped pump will change your life. Once you go Max Flow, you never go back!

CPR CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPPED
100% Depower - Center Line Push Release
The LF CPR release allows riders an instant and effortless safety release of the kite, with either hand, from the front or back of the bar, to either the 100% de-power flag line or 90% de-power mainline leash options.

 

For 2012, Liquid Force has released a newly redesigned bar configuration. Highlights include a fully integrated, one-piece molded EVA float and bar end winders. This combination creates a seamless one-piece design that is simple and offers better flotation for bar recovery. The bar itself has been reduced in overall diameter and features ergonomic finger contours to increase the bar feedback and reduce hand fatigue. Add in tubing-wrapped leader lines to help prevent near bar tangles during falls and you now have the simplest, safest, and highest standard in control systems for any kite on the market.

Liquid Force CPR (Center Push Release) is a patented system that allows an instant and effortless safety release of the kite, with either the left or the right hand or from the front or back of the bar. Once engaged, the bar will release from the chicken loop to either the 100% de-power flag line or 90% de-power main line leash options.

CPR Features
100% DE-POWER FLAG LINE
The LF CPR Control System has a 100% De-power flag line,leash attachment option. When attaching the leash to the flag line and releasing the bar via CPR (or simply letting go), the kite will completely de-power and fall to the water. This will leave the kite connected to only one front line, and allow the rider to work their way back to the bar, reset the CPR if engaged, and either re-launch the kite or wrap it up for another session.

90% DE-POWER OPTION
To utilize the 90% de-power leash attachment setting, attach your leash to the end of the mainline. This set-up will allow the rider to safely and repeatedly de-power and disable their kite while still enabling the rider to re-launch and ride again very quickly. The kite remains flying on two front lines and will drift to either corner of the wind window, readying itself for relaunch.

BELOW THE BAR DE-POWER CLEAT
The power adjustment mainline runs through a 3D-Molded cleat, molded directly into the CPR Chicken Loop . This cleat allows effortless adjustment of the mainline and an extreme amount of de-power, always within reach below the bar and molded cleanly right into the chicken loop surface.

CENTER LINE PUSH RELEASE
The LF CPR Release is designed for ultimate safety and simplicity, allowing a rider to release the kite with either hand, from the front or back of the bar, always the same on either side, and at any time!

NON-MECHANICAL 100% MOLDED DESIGN
The LF CPR is unique in that it has NO MECHANICAL or METAL Parts. Each of the quick release parts are molded plastic and will not rust, seize or corrode and will always function properly in sand, salt, heat or snow.

QUICK CLICK CPR RELEASE RESET
The CPR Release is designed to be just as easy and reliable to reset, as it is to release, even from the water. The CPR resets simply by snapping the chicken loop onto the mainline and then pulling the red release down until it clicks. Done!

COLOR CODED 3D MOLDED EVA GRIP
More comfortable than ever before with bold color-coded grip. This bar grip makes it very easy to identify the right/left sides of the bar while flying and even when getting tumbled underwater. You always know which end of the bar to grab.

AUTO INDEXED CHICKEN LOOP
Allows a stiff and constant alignment of the chicken loop to the bar when unhooking/hooking back in. The chicken loop does not flop around and is always aligned correctly with the bar. No need to look to unhook or re-hook!

ONE PIECE EVA MOLDED FLOATS AND WINDERS
A simple, hassle free design that floats better than standard line floats, offering faster and easier bar recovery.

TUBING WRAPPED LEADER LINES
Helps in the prevention of near bar tangles during falls and offers another color-coded visual point of reference for right and left.

HIGHEST QUALITY PRE-STRETCHED FLYING LINES
LF uses only the highest quality flying lines that do not stretch or deform over time.

SLIDING STOPPER BARREL
Quick, easy to reach on the fly, fast adjustment of bar throw.