HQ Kites and Designs USA is a subsidiary of the outdoor wind giant Invento GmbH, ensuring that their kites are deliberately engineered by international teams of the finest designers, engineers and technicians. These same teams design quality, innovative products enjoyed around the world and their kites are no exception.
HQ Kites are divided into different types of kites and here at kite-line, we offer trainer and depower kites. Trainer kites are designed to introduce kiting to beginners. The Rush IV, Hydra, Rush IV Pro and Scout 2 are all designed to feel incredibly stable, extra forgiving and super durable to ease kiteboarders into larger kites. Depower kites are used with a harness. Using a four line control system, these kites have a greater amount of control and can be used in a much wider range of wind conditions. The Apex 4, Montana 7, Neo 3 and Matrixx are built with an effective safety system and are designed for various forms of traction whether you kite over land, water or snow!
HQ Kiteboarding now proudly present our brand-new HQ kiteboard series that leaves no wishes unfulfilled even for demanding riders, this comes from a result of uncompromising product testing by top riders and countless hours on the water. The 2013 HQ Freeride Kiteboard has a sturdy wood core, bound with robust ABS rails, it's Reinforcements and stiffness in the middle sections provide a high driving dynamics. Every board delivers a superb rider feedback right from the start and it's “100% Made in Europe” guarantees quality of the highest level.
Our new 2013 HQ Freeride Kiteboard is an excellent allround board. FR 40 and FR 45 offer excellent upwind ability like being on rails and a softer flex providing the highest level of ridíng comfort even in swell. FR 40 is the perfect size for cruising and carving. The bigger FR 45 is the perfect choice for heavier riders or dynamic riding sessions in light winds with big kites.
2013 HQ “Freeride” Kiteboard 140 X 40cm, Green-White
Stance min/max: 54/64 cm (21.3“/25.2“)
Fins: 4 x 35 mm / 1.4”
Core: Wood (Pawlonia), fiberglass-reinforced
Rider: < 90 kg
2013 HQ “Freeride” Kiteboard 140 X 45cm, Red-White
HQ Kiteboarding now proudly present our brand-new HQ kiteboard series that leaves no wishes unfulfilled even for demanding riders, this comes from a result of uncompromising product testing by top riders and countless hours on the water. Never do things by halves… 2013 HQ Freestyle kiteboard is designed with pro riders in mind looking to really push the limits with these impressive jumping machines. More sports fun without pressure marks due to extremely comfortable bindings. Early planning combined with excellent tracking stability will put a smile on every riders face. Due to the “Toe Grip” these boards stick on your feet like a magnet during jumping. The new FS 42 provides long glides after tricks and is a great choice for those looking to push themselves in wakestyle riding.
2013 HQ “Freestyle” Kiteboard 130 X 39cm, Blue
Stance min/max: 54/66 cm (21.3”/26”) Fins: 4 x 35 mm / 1.4” Core: Wood (Pawlonia), fiberglass-reinforced Rider: < 85 kg Colour: Blue
2013 HQ “Freestyle” Kiteboard 130 X 42cm, Orange
Stance min/max: 54/66 cm (21.3”/26”) Fins: 4 x 35 mm / 1.4” Core: Wood (Pawlonia), fiberglass-reinforced Rider: > 75 kg Colour: Orange
Newly Designed HQ Scout 3 offers an affordable package for the entry into the world of traction kiting that delivers a high quality. The flying characteristics of the2013 HQ Scout 3 are uncompromisingly focused to the needs of kite schools and pilots seeking for a quick experience of success with a kite on a bar. Performance and turning speed were significantly improved. The 2013 HQ Scout 3 Kite guarantees you always will be safe out on your board or skis. This 2013 HQ Scout 3 Kite provides loads of easy handling fun for beginners and advanced pilots alike.
2013 HQ Scout 3 Kite Features:
adjustable turning speed and power
3rd line safety
improved upwind performance
excellent light wind characteristics
impressing stability pilots can always rely on for snow an land use
The HQ Apex 4 Snowkite is designed and fine tuned for your easy entry into Snowkiting and all riders that love to explore the backcountry.
The new HQ Apex 4 Snowkite provides perfectly balanced flying characteristics. The HQ Apex 4 Snowkites innovative winglet design reduces bridling, increases turning speed and provides more power than before. It has never been so easy to climb mountains.
HQ Apex 4 Snowkite Features
More progressive power. But retains its legendary stablility and user-friendliness.
30 percent less bridle.
Winglet technology to reduce drag and speed up turns.
The HQ Hydra II Kite is the latest generation of our most popular trainer kite. The HQ Hydra 2 Kites newly developed cell structure provides maximum durability in hard training sessions. HQ has created a kite with improved responsiveness and flying performance, providing more power through the turns. The third line provides an effective safety system and allows easy landing and reverse relaunching. The Closed Cell Technology allows reliable water relaunches and makes the HQ Hydra II Kite the most versatile trainer kite for lessons on land or in the water. Hydra II allows novices to concentrate on the essentials.
HQ Hydra 2 Kite Features:
reduced bridling for more performance
newly developed cell structure for maximum durability
The HQ Matrixx Kite is equipped with a super efficient profile, extra thin bridle lines and intelligent speed system, the HQ Matrixx Kite is fast and agile. If you want to ride in light winds, the HQ Matrixx Kite is your ticket. The remarkable power per square meter allows riding on water in about 10 knots.
Move the HQ Matrixx Kite through the wind window to enjoy its full potential. Only high-quality materials known from the paragliding industry are built into this great HQ Matrixx Kite.
HQ Matrixx Kite Highlights
Bombproof quality of materials
Minimized drag with the use of extra thin bridle lines
The HQ Montana 8 clean design was chosen to reduce tolerances in production to a minimum. The result – an aerodynamic masterpiece. HQ Montana 8, performance requires precision in design. The 8th generation Montana is a totally new kite. Two years of intensive work from our R&D team has resulted in a completely changed shape. A lower AR and C-Kite like shape give added stability to the kite without compromising the performance and light wind ability of the older Montanas.
This becomes noticeable in the direct handling and ease of use. The HQ Montana 8 combines a great freestyle and freeride ability. The increased efficiency of the power per square meter is particularly noticeable in the lower wind range. Once in the air, the kite gives feedback and provides power. A redesigned bar and the new magnetic quick release system complete the whole package.
The HQ Montana VII Snowkite offers one of the most stable and progressive kites on the market. The new profile of the HQ Montana VII Snowkite redefines the standard for lift and hang time. The extreme versatility of the HQ Montana VII Snowkite and the precise handling is a perfect fit for riders who want to progress. A safe, but progressive way to play in the mountains.
The smaller kites in the range have a huge wind range and fly in much higher wind than ever before. The HQ Montana VII Snowkite is perfect for freestyle and big airs on the flats. It will also amaze you in the backcountry.
Fly the HQ Neo 3 Kite and you will know why we made this kite. The predictable and progressive handling gives great feedback in all riding conditions. The HQ Neo 3 Kite has created the perfect use of power-to-square-meter ratio to give these kites incredible wind range and depower.
The HQ Neo 3 Kite profile and the speed of the Neo 3 have been improved to create a kite that is great all-round. Wake style moves are now possible - go unhooked with a foil. From pops to riding up wind, this kite performs. Closed cell technology allow for water relaunches. The HQ Neo 3 Kite brings the fun back into kiting on any terrain:
The newly designed HQ Scout 3 delivers a high quality but affordable package for the entry into the world of traction kiting. The flying characteristics of the HQ Scout 3 are uncompromisingly focused to the needs of kite schools and pilots seeking for a quick experience of success with a kite on a bar.
Performance and turning speed were significantly improved. The HQ Scout 3 guarantees you always will be safe out on your board or skis. This kite provides loads of easy handling fun for beginners and advanced pilots alike.