This 2017/2018 Liquid Force NV V8 5M used is from our demo. The kite appears to have been flown 1 time with no visible damage or repair.
The 2018 Liquid Force Envy has Legendary Stability, Bombproof Construction, User-Friendly and tweaked ever closer to perfection.
For 2018 Liquid Force brings back the Envy, as the NV. Coveted for its sage-like stability and predictable power, the NV has been tweaked ever closer to perfection. Among this year's improvements is more power when turning, a faster response time to bar input and a more robust trailing edge.
The NEW 8th generation Envy has arrived! Now with an NV moniker and refined wingtip geometry. Noticeably improved input from the kite to the rider means you can spend more time looking at what you want instead of staring at the kite. This year the Leading Edge diameter has been reduced which provides more flying speed through the window and reducing any back stalling that occurs in low wind conditions. The 2018 NV 8 has added a V load transfer connection to the bridle system which has eliminated canopy distortion while improving the already legendary stability. Retaining its reputation of Bombproof construction and amazing versatility for different riding styles. Whether you love riding rails or down the line wave riding the new NV goes beyond your expectations!
We spoke with Brandon Scheid to get his take on the new Liquid Force NV V8, and this is what he told us.
The 2018 Liquid Force NV is built on seven generations, and it just keeps getting better. One of the most notable changes this year is the squared off wing tips. We found that by increasing the wing tip geometry, we were able to improve the direct feel of the kite. The fuller wingtips reduce wingtip flaring, so the kite moves through the window faster and at the same time it improves its stability in lighter winds. In addition to changing the geometry of the wingtips, we increased the length of the center strut and decreasing the diameter of the leading edge along the wingtips. You might expect a longer center strut to make the kite lower aspect, but Brandon assured us it does not. It is a small increase in length, the effect being that it gives the kite more power when turning. The decrease in LE diameter toward the tips is also slight yet meaningful, reducing weight and allowing the wingtips to move through turns more efficiently. Additionally, the bridle has been enhanced to provide more support to the wingtips to minimize distortion, and finally, the tensioned trailing edge reduces flutter and increases the kites longevity.
All in all, the NV gives you more of what you want without taking away anything away from last year's version. The NV V8 features faster turning with optimized power delivery characteristics to make kite loops and down loop transitions smoother, more powerful and more efficient, a more rapid response from the kite when initiating a turn, less flaring of the wingtips, less flutter, better leading edge rigidity and greater overall stability.
If you are looking for a versatile and user-friendly kite that will make all your kite buddies jealous, look no further than the NV.