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 Post subject: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:00 pm 
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Hi i am new to kite surfing / boarding. i am moving to Oahu so looking to start another Adrenalin chasing sport. i snowboard, skimboard, race cars SCCA and MTB.

i am 5.9 / 200 pounds ( need to drop some )

a new 12m 2014 Liquid Force Envy is $700 and a 2015 Envy 12m is 1340

would the cost for someone like me be justified? i would like to surf / free ride, do some tricks nothing to air crazy.

if possible i would like to keep kite, bar, and board to $1500 (willing to buy used)

any tips, suggestions, words of wisdom, criticism or hate all welcome.

thax for the help and nice to meet everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:13 pm 
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Just wait another month or two until the 2016 Envy is released. Then the 2015 model will be on closeout.

The 2015 is a great kite. Prior to that, they were terrible.

You looking for a used bar? I have a 2015 CPR that I'm looking to part with. It's been used like 6 times. Nothing is wrong with it, I just have way too many bars.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:22 pm 
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i like the 2014 and the 2015 envy a lot, the 2015 turns quicker, but both have a nice direct feeling, nothing wrong with the 2014. I don't like the 2013 or earlier so much.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:31 pm 
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thax for the quick response.

mdksniper i am just doing a bit of research right now but if you still have the bar when i pull the trigger and its in good condition we can come to an understanding.

when do you think the 2016 Envy will be out and the 2015 will drop price? just wondering if there is an estimated time frame like in cars or cell phone release dates lol


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:42 am 
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mdksniper wrote:
Just wait another month or two until the 2016 Envy is released. Then the 2015 model will be on closeout.

Another month? So far there is not any sign of a new Envy.

Anyway, for a beginner the 2014 is not bad at all.
For advanced kiters the 2015 is better.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:50 am 
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just noticed this http://switchkites.com/element4.html? here is the link on this forum to the thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2389245&p=891826#p891826

now wondering how does that stack up vs the 2015 and also does anyone know about switch kites? are they good?


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:57 pm 
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therussiann wrote:
i am moving to Oahu


Dude, when are you moving to Oahu :thumb: ? Can you not wait and get the gear there, the amount of people you'll meet and the knowledge you'll get will be insane, test ride and stuff...


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:41 am 
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i plan on it getting the gear there i just like to know what i am jumping into at least a little can just go to a store and not know absolutely anything :) cant wait tho


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:07 am 
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2015 should not be called an Envy. Its 10x better...if you put the kites next to each other you can see that they do not resemple each other... Go with the 2015


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 Post subject: Re: New to Kitesurfing 2014 Envy vs 2015
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:20 pm 
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smart move on buying the gear there! good move dude, enjoy the new life :thumb:


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