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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.
HQ Scout 3 Characteristics
HQ Scout 3 Useability
HQ Scout 3 Technichal Info
HQ Scout 3 Size
3.0m - 4.0m - 5.0m
With the new HQ Montana 9 Snowkite, the most versatile kite on the market will be released. A new shape and air intake design increases internal pressure, making the HQ Montana 9 Snowkite extremely stable for hard use in the backcountry or aggressive freestyle moves. Tight turns with loads of power will pull you up every peak, while the linear depower gives you confidence to react to changing conditions.
The HQ Montana 9 Snowkite offers all you need for sick freestyle moves: explosive lift and enough pop for going unhooked. The all new HQ Montana 9 Snowkite is built with light weight 30D fabric and provides super direct handling while offering maximum rider comfort. This kite can be used by beginners and is not only intended for pro´s.
When you can trust your HQ Apex 5 Snowkite 100% your skills progress to where you can climb the steepest mountains. The HQ Apex 5 Snowkite is your new partner to achieve this goal. You can count on the advanced and easier handling in all situations. Improved control and progressive flying characteristics make the HQ Apex 5 Snowkite a great choice for backcountry riding or your challenging entry into the world of powerkiting.
The 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite is a versatile all-terrain kite. Several new details in the design give the Matrixx III a performance boost without losing its easy handling. The new 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite flies more direct and gives a better feedback and feeling on the bar. Releasing the enormous lift will catapult riders to new heights. The 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite has been optimized for use on foil boards. The result is a stable, yet fast flying wing with reduced drag and an increased upwind ability. The easier a kite is to handle, the faster rider progression occurs. This all is what the new 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite is able to offer on any kind of traction sport on any terrain.
The 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite offers a significant performance boost over its predecessor. The 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite starts to pull a lot earlier and the new construction and higher AR give greater feedback to the pilot. Riders get significantly more power on demand and the increased lift is easier to unleash. Hang time continues to be a hallmark of the 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite.
2017 HQ Matrix III Kite features a redesigned shape with a higher AR, more cells and newly positioned air-intakes for an increased level of performance.
The new 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite air-intakes support faster inflation and higher inner pressure of the kite that helps to stiffen and stabilize the shape.
The bridle setup of the 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite is a mix of high quality Dyneema lines. The 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite main bridle is made out of strong, super thin, low elongation Dyneema to reduce drag in the air to a minimum. The 2017 HQ Matrix III Kites mixer is built with long lasting Ronstan pulleys and pre-stretched Dyneema lines that are maintenance free. Even after hours of flying, there is no need to replace or adjust bridle lines.
For the 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite we only choose high end sail cloth. The combination of fabrics used creates a perfect balance. The larger sizes are light wind optimized and built with our super light and extreme durable 20D fabric. The 18m² 2017 HQ Matrix III Kite including bar and lines weights just 3.5 kg. To withstand the more explosive power delivery on the smaller sizes, these sails are produced with our well proofed 30D fabric.
The new 2015 HQ Matrixx II is the next logical step after the first Matrixx and sets a new standard in terms of versatility.
Design and Performance
For the new Matrixx II, our design took an in-depth look and took on the latest knowledge of paragliding designs. With almost the same AR, we were able to increase the performance of the kite in every aspect. This is not only due to the new kite design, but also the performance has improved due to the new super light 20D fabric.
The new Matrixx II feels more direct, faster and offers more performance than ever before, the lift, hang time and turning speed are at a higher level. The size split of the Matrixx II is unique. The smaller sizes are well optimized for the mid wind range. The 15 and 18m are especially trimmed for light winds. Due to the usage of a lighter rib material than on the other sizes the weight on the 18m was reduced to only 3.5kg incl. the bar. This makes the 18m to be one of the best light windkites on the market.
Choice of material
The new Matrixx II has a well-chosen mix of different high-spec materials. Every size of the Matrixx II is equipped with our super light 20D ripstop materials. This material saves around 35% of weight in regards to the previous version.
For the bridle, we have chosen a super thin spliced Dyneema line, this will help to reduce the drag produced by the kite and help it to fly faster. We have also chosen material which has been proven for many years within the kiting industry highly effective for the mixer and flying lines. The precision of the manufacturing of the kite is extremely high, only using high standards like this we have been able to build a kite to a high specification and standard of performance.
Who is the Matrixx II intended for?
The Matrixx II is the perfect kite for all who like to experience the maximum of lift and hang time. This kite turns and flies fast with super light materials. This perfect combination lets you be one of the first on the water. It has never been easier to handle a closed cell foil! Yet with the new design generated this has a higher standard of stability, making it perfect to increase the personal riding level for any rider without paying too much attention to the kite. The Matrixx II combines characteristics of different disciplines without their difficulty in handling, so no more tip tucking, big turning radius or difficult launching. It is simply a more enjoyable way of kiting, you just unpack the kite and enjoy every second of your ride. Every size is perfectly adjusted for its wind range. If you want to do long and high jumps, go upwind without thinking about it and experience high end performance, the Matrixx II is the kite of your choice.
2015 HQ Matrixx 2 Specs
2015 HQ Matrixx 2 Range of Use