Departures from the norm and outside the box thinking are what bring strides in the next generation product development. The challenge with this philosophy of thinking and development is to retain all the specific characteristics that 7 years of Envy development has achieved. We have reached a point where the Envy is one of the most user friendly, versatile kites on the market.
The 8th version of the Envy is now here. Not only does the NV have a new name moniker, but also utilizes a completely new profile and airframe geometrics.
The most noticeable change is in the wingtip geometry. This drastic change has produced prolific improvements in kite input back to the rider, allowing the rider to focus on what is in front of them and not what is going on above them in the kite. Another benefit of this shape is reduction of wingtip flaring, allowing the kite to move faster through the wind window and reduce light wind back stalling. The Leading edge diameter has become more tuned in shape by reducing the diameter in key areas. Reduction in LE shape adds in speed across the wind window and makes for a fluid turning radius.