This is a new 2018 Liquid Force NV V8 with Mission Control bar and Liquid Force Max flow pump. The LF NV is excellent all around kite, great for beginners and advance kiteboarders. Here at FORCE we teach beginner lessons on the Envy and at the same time our coaches choose the Liquid Force NV as a kite for personal sessions. Yes! How amazing is that, kite that truly does it all. Great first kite and the Brandon Sheid winning the Triple S on the exact same kite. Don't waist time in research on the web nothing get better than NV v8 complete for $1199.
IF you want to be more technical here is more to read:
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.