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Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2012
Brand: HQ
Size: 03m, 05m, 07.5m, 10m
Type: Foil
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Beginner and back country snowkite foil

Designers goals

Beginners will feel comfortable from the first flight while seasoned kiters will enjoy the powerful, reliable and stable flight characteristics that make the Apex 3 popular with snowkiters accessing deep powder in the backcountry. The stability, depower and turning speed have been increased to obtain more power from the bottom end when climbing slopes in the mountains. The Apex 3 is the tool of choice in strong and gusty winds for reliable and predictable handling in extreme conditions.

Features

  • new double-pulley speedsystem
  • new bar and chickenloop
  • good turning kite and comfortable barfeeling
  • high depower for max. safety and high wind performance

Details:

Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2012
Brand: HQ
Size: 03m, 05m, 07.5m, 10m
Type: Foil
One pump: No
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: No struts
Colours: Various
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: 50cm-60cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: n.a.
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

HQ Apex3 2012 10m
Name:
Svolakko 
Weight:
106 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 7 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
price quality
 
PoorGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 18.04.2012 at 10:16 hour
Comments:
Very stable and easy kite for beginners and recreational riders. Fly the kite with buggy, very stable, forgiving (even a bit lazy, but easily controlable), good in upwind, slight tendency to overfly. Very good quality, low lift with gradual increase.Very happy with the kite so far, would recomend for snow/land/buggy. 
5 kudos - +

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