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AJsnowkiter
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HQ Kite?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:39 pm

Has anybody ever snowkited with the HQ Apex 2? I've been looking at the 7.5m or 10m. If you have can you tell me if it's any good?

If you don't think I should use the Apex, can you suggest a different kite that would work? I'm looking for a kite thats big enough to pull me around pretty good.Maybe get a few jumps in there somewhere. I weigh 136 pounds, wind here can range from 5 to 15 MPH.

metivir
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby metivir » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:17 am

I do ride with the apex 5 in larger winds. You might want to consider the HQ Montana 9.5. This size is very versatile and would offer plenty of pull for 135lbs.

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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby flyvan » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 pm

Apex III 7.5 and 10m are very good and safe kites, but of course Montana6 it's more powerful on the same size. I mean 9.5 montana 6 it's stronger than Apex 10m, but you can enjoy both of them. test and go!

AJsnowkiter
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:29 am

Unfortunately I can't afford the Montana. Any other kite suggestions? If its and inflatable or foil it doesn't matter. Brand doesn't matter to me either. As long as the price doesn't exceed $760.

Your help would be much appreciated!

Happy kiting,
AJ

snowspider
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby snowspider » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:50 pm

I have a 5m and a 7.5 Apex II , At 150# the 5m very often will come up short of power exept on ice hard pack or somewhat higher wind. The 7.5 will power thru in most wind and snow conditions . As allways wind and surface conditions dictate what kite will work best. Good luck have fun.

AJsnowkiter
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:09 pm

Thanks snowspider.

But does anybody know of a better kite? (Details in last post)

OsloKite
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Gear: RRD Obsession MK3 2011
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby OsloKite » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:12 am

There is no cheaper new kite better then HQ Apex.
You may want to look at used Montana or used Ozone kites.
But, when new, HQ Apex is the most you can get for not too much money.

Radsails Evo2 may be cheaper,but is not as good as HQ Apex.


I have experience with:

HQ Apex
HQ Apex II
HQ Apex III
HQ Neo
HQ Neo II
HQ Montana 5
Ozone Access XC and XT
Ozone Frenzy
Flexifoil Sabre2
Radsails Evo2

AJsnowkiter
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:55 pm

OsloKite wrote:There is no cheaper new kite better then HQ Apex.
You may want to look at used Montana or used Ozone kites.
But, when new, HQ Apex is the most you can get for not too much money.

Radsails Evo2 may be cheaper,but is not as good as HQ Apex.


I have experience with:

HQ Apex
HQ Apex II
HQ Apex III
HQ Neo
HQ Neo II
HQ Montana 5
Ozone Access XC and XT
Ozone Frenzy
Flexifoil Sabre2
Radsails Evo2


The Apex III? Is that any different than the Apex II? Better? Worse?

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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby flyvan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:59 pm

yes, it's much better
but you are making the same question in all your posts...

AJsnowkiter
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:13 pm

Oh I didn't notice that sorry. Well I've made my decision on a kite so I guess I'm done with this post.

Thanks guys! Your help was needed!! Thanks again!


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