Review by Pete:
The NRG is a great all around kite and will work for 99% of riders in all conditions.
Pros: This kite goes upwind really well and boosts really high. The NRG also has a lot of grunt so you can ride a 10m when your friends are on 12s and a 12m when your friends are on 14s etc. We also love the wind range, which allows you to feel safe in all kinds of conditions.
Cons: If hardcore freestyle is your thing, you may prefer a kite that sits deeper in the wind window (further back) such as the Liquid Force Envy. That being said, we have had lots of freestyle and park sessions on the NRG and it seems to still work really well. The 12m is actually a great light wind wakestyle kite – who knew!
Realpro tip: If you are into waveriding, the NRG also allows you to ride a wave “upwind” when the wind is side onshore (riding almost into the wind to be able to go both waves on the wave.) Other kites that sit deeper in the window make this nearly impossible as you find yourself fighting the kite to stay on the wave!
by Stellato REAL Lesson Center on April 15, 2013