Why is the HQ Hydra Cheaper than Other Water Kites?

by Claire
(Medina Ohio )

The trainer kite can that be used in water (HQ Hydra), how come they're so much cheaper than other kites that can be used on water??

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Oct 05, 2011
It's a foil and a trainer...
by: Glen - KiteboardingEvolution.com

Hi Claire,

The Hydra is cheaper than other kites that are used on the water because it's a foil kite, and it's a trainer kite (which makes it smaller than real kiteboarding kites). It's a special type of foil (called a closed-cell foil) that allows it to not sink when on the water.

The other kites that are used on the water are full blown kiteboarding kites, and not trainer kites. This makes them much larger (up to 5x larger) and more complicated. They have four flying lines, full safety systems, chicken loops, and everything else. This is what makes them so much more expensive.

Don't confuse the Hydra, which is just a trainer kite, for a full fledged water-kite. These other kites are in a different league altogether.

If you'd like to read more about the types of kites that can be used for kiteboarding, I have this page that describes them all:

Different Kiteboarding Kites

Hope this helps and have a great day!

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