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Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2012
Brand: HQ
Size: 07m, 09m, 12m, 14m
Type: Foil
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Snow and landboarding kite (not for kitesurfing)

Designers goals

With performance and safety in mind, we continuously raise the bar with new kite generations. The new Montana 7 has been adjusted once more for the ambitions and demands of land and snowkiters alike. The perfect light wind performance and easy handling in difficult conditions are the characteristics for the new range. The Montana 7 has a predictable nature to give you the rider trust in your kite to push harder and go further. The reduced bridle line thickness, combined with technological influence from the paragliding industry, gives you a kite with more wind range than ever before. You need to fly these kites to believe them, the hang time and lift will bring you the missing element in your flying and the confidence to do it:

  • Reduced bridle thickness for more performance
  • Easy to fly for stress-free landboard and snowkite fun
  • Incredible lift and hangtime
  • HUGE depower
  • Designed with paragliding expert Tom Bourdeau

Bar

snowkite bar hq

Details:

Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2012
Brand: HQ
Size: 07m, 09m, 12m, 14m
Type: Foil
One pump: No
Bridles: No
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 Montana7 2012 14m
Name:
Chat 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 6 knots up to 10
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
14m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kitefinder.com - 14.01.2013 at 13:24 hour
Comments:
Tried the HQ M7 14m this weekend. We had a 6 - 10 knots. Was mostly underpowered but the one of the few who could ride & jump. I am used to tube kites. The foils are pretty strange in the beginning but after 30 minutes it felt comfortable. Still foils are pretty strange to me.
This is my mixture experience with the HQ and foil kites.
Hard to feel constant power but great in low winds. Mindset of plaining and more in to reading the country. There it really took me. Finding that sweat spot in the mountains (1400m), up and down on the hills, playing around with that invisible power. Loved it.
With the HQ I sometimes grabbed the centerlines to pull on the front lines and pulled the safety that's something like a feedback to the fabrikant, please change :-)
I liked the foil and HQ stability in low wind, don,t put them to low in the wind window and behind the hill ( no wind :-) still it generates enough power to ride jump and go uphill. Crazy! Loved snowkiting. Ciao all
 
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