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flyvan
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby flyvan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:42 pm

enjoy it and let us know ur impressions!

flyvan
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby flyvan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:43 pm

enjoy it and let us know ur impressions!

Raphael
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby Raphael » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:17 am

The HQ Apex III is a great kite. For light winds, the 10 meter Apex III is your best bet. I have tested the Apex III on the Hardangervidda plateau and jumped very high from some hills. It is lower aspect ratio than the Montana VI, which is higher aspect ratio. Lower aspect ratio kites are more stable and are easier to loop. The Apex is not designed as a jumping kite, but I found that it could produce some floaty jumps. I am an experienced rider, and I prefer to use both the Apex and the Montana depending on the wind conditions and my riding style. The Apex III turns faster than the Apex II. The Montana VI and the Apex III are much lighter kites than the earlier generation of kites.Good luck in making your decision. If you want a crossover kite for water as well, get the Neo 2.

AJsnowkiter
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Re: HQ Kite?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:27 am

Well I'm stuck between the Ozone Access XT and the HQ Apex III! :lol: I can't decide. The price difference is a huge advantage for someone my age. But the kite designs and brands are hard to pick from too!


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