The HQ Hydra - The First Water Re-Launchable Trainer Kite
The Hydra is the worlds first water re-launchable trainer kite, allowing you to fly and train anywhere you want!
The Hydra is the first water re-lunchable trainer kite ever, and it shows the same high qulaity craftmanship as the Rush and the Rush PRO. It is great to learn the basics of kiteboarding, and can be used and re-launched directly from the water - enabling you to practice wherever you want.
The Hydra has the same high quality construction that the Rush PRO proved during my recent Trainer Kite Reviews, so expect a great kite.
You won't be able to use the Hydra to ride on the water with a board.
You will be able to fly and practice trainer skills, and even drag yourself through the water, but the kite is too small to actually kiteboard (unless you're in a Hurricane, but I hope you stay home then).
The kite comes 100% ready to fly, with the lines already attached to the kite. All you need to do is set it up and fly away!
Closed cell construction that allows you to fly the kite on/over water.
If you live in a location where the only open areas you have are water, or if you just like to get wet, this is the kite for you. The Hydra will not sink or flounder in water, and can be re-launched directly from the surface when crashed.
You'll be able to practice everything that you can on land, and will also be able to use the kite to drag you through the water. With a little practice, you'll be able to body drag upwind (a very important skill), and you'll be that much more prepared for your lessons (your instructor will make you body drag upwind - it's a crucial skill)
Third line for easy re-launch and enhanced safety.
The third line allows you to spend more time flying your kite and less time re-launching it. It's much more fun to fly a three line kite because it eliminates the frustration of manually re-launching it every time you crash.
With a two line kite, one of two things must happen when you crash – you must either:
Detach and secure your bar to something solid ( a rock, etc..), run to the kite, set it up for re-launch, return to the bar, and then re-launch the kite, or;
Have your partner (if you have one) run to the kite and help you re-launch.
With a three line kite, you can simply pull on the third line, fly the kite off the ground backwards, and fly the kite away. 9 out of 10 times you can re-launch your kite just by using the third line.
In the end, you have more fun and learn faster, which sets you up to rock your lessons and get out riding for real much quicker than otherwise.
High Quality Craftsmanship and Construction, including:
reinforcing along the leading edge, and a double stitched trailing edge.
Securely stitched bridles into the kite's canopy.
You'll learn faster and save more money with a well constructed kite. You'll be able to practice and progress without worrying about your kite easily breaking.
Instead of spending time repairing and replacing lines, bridles, or tears, you'll spend your time learning and progressing – you'll be ready for lessons and will be ripping on the water sooner, simply because you didn't have to deal with the headaches of a low quality kite.
Padded safety leash with a wear resistant line
You'll be safer overall because using the leash will not cause discomfort, even in the strongest of winds.
The wear resistant leash ensures that it will never wear through and snap, which saves you the time it takes to replace, and the cost of repairing any tears that might result from your loose kite landing in a tree. It also keeps bystanders and pets safer, because there is much less of a chance of hitting them with an out-of-control kite.
Kite bar has built in elastics to secure the lines when rolled up.
You'll definitely have more fun, learn faster, and have more hair because of the line elastics (they will keep you from pulling it out in frustration).
Line tangles are nightmares - trust me, you don't want any. The elastics keep your lines tightly wrapped on your bar, ensuring they are tangle free for an easy setup.
The last thing you want is to spend 30 minutes working your way through a rats-nest line tangle instead of flying your kite.
Kite bar has well marked left and right sides.
If you hold your kite backwards, your kite flys backwards. This, and the fact that kiteboarding is a fast paced activity, makes it very likely that you will crash your kite if you hold the bar the wrong way (which really increases your chances of ruining your kite).
Being able to pick out the right sides of the bar will save your kite loads of abuse, and will keep you from spending money to make irritating repairs to the canopy or lines.
One of the lowest priced trainer kites in its category, per square meter.
Compared to all other two line trainer kites on the market, the Rush is one of the highest quality and lowest priced. Use your extra money to save for your kite lessons, or to get a bigger and more powerful kite...
Whatever you choose, the fact is you're saving money!
The kite is maneuverable and powerful.
You will learn faster when moving on to larger kites simply because you practiced with a realistic kite, and built the skills that will help you progress.
The power teaches you to respect the kite, but also forces you to build the correct and safe habits needed to fly a high powered kite in windy conditions.
The maneuverability of the kite increases your reaction speed and teaches you to understand exactly how kites fly and what you need to do in to keep them under control.
You'll also save money because you will have to spend less time practicing with an instructor, and you're less likely to damage your own larger kite.
If you plan to kite on water, practice a lot! Inflatable kites are very delicate and repairs can be costly.
HQ Hydra 300
HQ Hydra 350
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Trainer Kite Field Guide
13 kite skills and 5 pages of theory have been combined to make up the Trainer Kite Field Guide, a 24 page full color booklet crammed full of information and diagrams to help you get the most out of your trainer kite.
The HQ Hydra comes fully equipped and ready to fly. It includes:
Kite, bar, and lines already pre-connected and ready to fly.
Kite safety leash, already attached and ready to go.
Kite users guide with set-up, takedown, flying, and safety instructions.
Heavy duty kite storage bag.
If, for any reason, you do not find the HQ Hydra as high quality, powerful, or educational as I think it is, send it back for a full refund or exchange. No questions asked.
The reason I offer this is because the best way for you to see how great this kite is, and how much fun you will have flying it, is to actually try it yourself and see. I personally love these kites, and I think you will to - and now you can try one for no risk at all.
Shipping & Tax
Shipping to Canada and the United States is FREE.
There is NO tax in the United States.
Residents of Canada pay 6% GST, and residents of British Columbia pay an additonal 7% GST.
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