Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
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
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 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 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
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
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.
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
No matter which style of kiteboarding you are interested in, Kite-Line is your one stop shop for all of your kiteboarding needs. We have all of the boards, kites, accessories, and other gear you need to get started, or upgrade your current set up. Kite-Line has all the latest kites, kiteboards, kiteboarding accessories, and DVDs to "wet" your appetite for the wind. Check out our variety of kiteboarding products by all the big names including Cabrinha, Flysurfer, Naish, North, Ocean Rodeo,Ozone, Slingshot and many more!