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Apex 4

APEX

RAM-AIR · QUAD-LINE · TRACTION KITE

HQ Apex mk4

HQ Apex 4 De-Power Quad Line Kite

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Apex4 8.0  
This De-Powerable freestyle LandBoard and Snow kite suits the new flyer wanting to acquire flight skills quickly. The Apex is a high quality kite with many features found on high end designs. Easy handling and good turn speed on the free rotating bar with leash-less safety system, make for a solid forgiving platform. Add items to your shopping cart from this page.


Apex4 3.5
Apex Bag
Back-Pack Package
Apex4 3.5
Juice   Orange/Yellow/White
Apex Control Bar
De-Power Control Bar

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: 3.5 m. / 138 inches
: 3.5 sq.m. / 37.5 sq. ft.
: 3.5:1 flat
: 20
: Ripstop Nylon
: 14-68 kph / 9-42 mph
: intermediate to expert
: 595/595lbs x 72ft
  ( included )
: 50cm/20" De-Power
  ( included )

   Apex 3.5

 
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Apex 3.5 Color
Control Option
 
Apex4 3.5 complete . . . $674.95 
(Flying Lines & De-Power Bar INCLUDED)




Apex4 5.5
Apex Bag
Back-Pack Package
Apex4 5.5
Sizzle   Red/Yellow/White
Apex Control Bar
De-Power Control Bar

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: 4.65 m. / 184 inches
: 5.5 sq.m. / 59 sq. ft.
: 3.53:1 flat
: 20
: Ripstop Nylon
: 14-55 kph / 9-34 mph
: intermediate to expert
: 595/595lbs x 72ft
  ( included )
: 50cm/20" De-Power
  ( included )

   Apex 5.5

 
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Apex 5.5 Color
Control Option
 
Apex4 5.5 complete . . . $749.95 
(Flying Lines & De-Power Bar INCLUDED)




Apex4 8.0
Apex Bag
Back-Pack Package
Apex4 8.0
Emerald   Green/Yellow/White
Apex Control Bar
De-Power Control Bar

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: 5.4 m. / 213 inches
: 8.0 sq.m. / 86 sq. ft.
: 3.65:1 flat
: 20
: Ripstop Nylon
: 6-49 kph / 4-31 mph
: intermediate to expert
: 595/595lbs x 72ft
  ( included )
: 50cm/20" De-Power
  ( included )

   Apex 8.0

 
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Apex 8.0 Color
Control Option
 
Apex4 8.0 complete . . . . $824.95 
(Flying lines & De-Power Bar INCLUDED)




Apex4 11.0
Apex Bag
Back-Pack Package
Apex 11.0
Bluewave   Blue/Red/White
Apex Control Bar
De-Power Control Bar

Wingspan :
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: 6.4 m. / 252 inches
: 11.0 sq.m. / 118.5 sq. ft.
: 3.72:1 flat
: 20
: Ripstop Nylon
: 6-38 kph / 4-24 mph
: intermediate to expert
: 595/595lbs x 82ft
  ( included )
: 60cm/24" De-Power
  ( included )

   Apex 11.0

 
Qty
Apex 11.0 Color
Control Option
 
Apex4 11.0 complete . . . . $899.95 
(Flying lines & De-Power Bar INCLUDED)




 


Fabric and Construction:- The Apex is made from 3/4ozs. Rip-Stop Nylon fabric, Silicon coated both sides, ensuring a high degree of air-proofing. Dacron reinforced openings make for added durability and resist stretch in these areas. The Bridle is formed from Dyneema (Spectra) and has sewn loops to reduce snagging. Robust bridle attachment tabs complete the high level of attention to detail on this kite.
Flying Lines:- Each kite comes complete with pre-sleeved Spectra fiber flying lines and De-Power Control Bar system. Line length is either 72ft or 82ft depending on kite size.


As with all sports equipment exposed to natural elements such as wind, sea water, dust, sand and sunlight, life expectancy varies. With heavy use in these conditions, Apex kites can be expected to remain operationally effective for a minimum of 2 years. Of course, with moderate use and care, this time period can be lengthened considerably. To optimize performance, it is suggested that equipment be updated and/or replaced routinely.

Depower Bar  
Each Apex kite comes in a sturdy back-pack with Instructions, De-Power Control Bar, Flying Lines, Field Guide and Video CD.
 
The Carbon Fiber De-Power Bar enables control over angle of attack, which effectively adjusts power output. It is equiped with a leash-less safety system and free rotation feature to prevent line twisting. This kite must be flown with a harness to utilize the de-power feature of the control bar. The Apex is a free-style traction kite designed for use with a control bar. It is a great traction kite for Kite LandBoarding and Snow Kiting but we would not recommend using a control bar for Kite Buggying.

Openings are reinforced with Dacron as you would expect from a design built to paraglider standards. Bridling is Dyneema with sewn loops which attach to robust tabs on the kite. Inner Riser Profiles are reinforced to reduce stretch. "Dirt Outs" are standard to make removing sand and other debris from inside the kite easy.
Though the smaller sizes are intended for strong winds and the larger sizes for light wind conditions, the operating range of each Apex will largely depend on the flyers skill level with this type of kite.
The performance level of the Apex is suited to beginner, intermediate and experienced pilots and those with flight experience of less sophisticated quad line ram-air kites. We would suggest entry level traction fliers would benefit from getting comfortable with a medium sized Apex before progressing to sizes larger than 8.0. Prior experience flying with a control bar would be helpful though not necessary.

 
Apex Snow
 
Getting started:- Whether flying for fun or Traction Kiting, the Apex is sure to perform well. The size range from 3.5 to 11.0 should cover all conditions for the learning pilot.
No matter what type of kite you use for Kite Traction, there are a number of things to remember when selecting the best size to start with. The Apex to use will depend on the Surface, (Skis on snow or ice, Kite LandBoard on hard sand, grass or hard ground, or Kite Board on water), the Wind Speed, flyer Skill and Experience and flyer Weight. Whether the flyer is a novice or has a lot of Traction Kiting experience, the best choice is the smallest kite that will produce enough power to move. It is essential not to be overpowered, not just because it's obviously safer, but upwind travel will be easier and less power is easier to manage.
 

Once you are confident that you can control the kite, then progress to Skis, Kite SnowBoard or Kite Landboard.



These kites produce considerable pull and are not suitable for inexperienced flyers under age 16. Always learn to control the kites before attempting kite traction activities. Sensible saftey precautions should be followed when flying these kites and protective clothing, especially sturdy shoes and a helmet should always be worn when using them for traction. Read instructions and safety warnings in with every kite.

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telephone; 732 270-2112
APEX Quad Line De-Power Kite last updated Thursday December 19 2013

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