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Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2016
Brand: HQ
Size: 08m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: Foil
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Rider profile

Allround land kite for snowkiting and landboarding

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

With the new Montana IX, the most versatile kite on the market will be released.A new shape and air intake design increases internal pressure, making the Montana IX 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 Montana IX offers all you need for sick freestyle moves: explosive lift and enough pop for going unhooked.The all new Montana 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.

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Details:

Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2016
Brand: HQ
Size: 08m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: not in place
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

HQ Montana9 2016 10m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kitefinder.com - 24.01.2017 at 09:22 hour
Comments:
Had a nice session with the Montana9 10m. This land kite is very easy to control. Good bar feedback, de-power and soft power building. The tips sometimes collapses a bit, but didn't result in a strange feeling on the bar. The 10m had a quick steering reaction and a good turning circle ( max bar steer, 3 loops from 12 O' clock be for the Montana would toch the ground ).
The fast reaction, soft power and short turning circle made the kite pretty playful. Great kite for the first snow tracks or back country sessions. 
8 kudos - +

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