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HQ HYDRA

WATER RELAUNCHABLE TRAINER KITE

HQ Hydra Water Relaunchable Trainer Kite

Hydra 3-Line Water Relaunchable Trainer Kite

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Training with the Hydra 
The Hydra MKII, updated for 2013, is a 3-Line Trainer Kite that is water relaunchable. It has closed cell ram-air inflation with no internal bladders to inflate. Easy relaunch with 3-Line flight system. See Video. Ready-to-Fly, with lines pre-attached to kite and control bar. Perfect for use as a water based Kite Boarding trainer. Add items to your shopping cart from this page.


Hydra Trainer Kite

Size
300
350
420


Wingspan
3.06m/120"
3.55m/139"
4.20m/165"

Sail Area
2.6 sq m
3.47 sq m
4.9 sq m

Line
485/220lbs x 65ft
485/220lbs x 65ft
485/220lbs x 65ft

Wind Range
4-29 mph
4-21 mph
4-21 mph

Aspect Ratio
3.6:1
3.6:1
3.6:1

Cells
15
15
15


Hydra Mk2 300 - $284.95


Hydra Mk2 350 - $332.95


Hydra Mk2 420 - $398.95

Hydra 300
Hydra 350
Hydra 420

color Glow Yellow/Orange


color Breeze Green/Orange


color Ocean Blue/Orange


   Hydra

 
Qty
Hydra Size and Color
 
Hydra 300 Mk2 Glow . . . . $282.95 
Hydra 350 Mk2
Breeze . . . . $332.95 
Hydra 420 Mk2
Ocean . . . . $398.95 
(Flying Lines and Control Bar included)






    Add Control Bar Harness Loop with quick release . . . . $29.95

    Control Bar Harness Loop to add connectivity for your Rush Pro Control Bar
    to a Harness. Great option to emulate flying large KiteBoarding Kites with
    a Harness to gain flying experience "In the hook".



    Add "Way To Fly" KiteBoarding land training DVD . . price drop . $15.95

    Way To Fly DVD 60 minutes of great instructional video with PASA certified
    instructor Chris Moore. Detailed explantion of Land Training in preparation for
    KiteBoarding, from ground school to water launches.

Hydra Control Bar

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Hydra Bag

Fabric:- The Hydra is made from high quality Rip-Stop Nylon fabric with an equally high specification stitched Dyneema (same as Spectra) Bridle.
Flying Lines:- Hydra kites come complete with Control Bar, pre-stretched Dyneema (same as Spectra) Flying Lines, Safety Leash and Training Kite Guide. Line sets are 65ft long. Take a look at the HQ Trainer Kite Guide in PDF format for more details.


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, Hydra 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.


On the water with the Hydra The Hydra is a kite suitable for beginners wanting to gain experience with power kiting on the water. It has a good wind range and will generate plenty of pull when the wind strengthens. The closed cell construction and self-closing air inlet vents enable the Hydra to float on water. The three line control allows easy re-launching and provides an effective safety system. The Hydra is equiped with dirt-outs and quick deflation vent. An easy kite to fly, the Hydra comes with flying lines pre-attached ready-to-fly. A solid kite that has all the elements needed to prepare the entry level pilot for KiteBoarding.
Hydra Water Trainer Kite  
Getting started:- When Traction Kiting, select a size that fits your ability and prevailing wind conditions. 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. Your choice will depend on the Surface; (Skis on snow or ice, Kite Buggy on soft or hard sand, grass or hard ground), 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. A mid-size kite is ideal to get familiar with control on solid ground in a modest steady wind. Once you are confident that you can control the kite, then progress to Skis, SnowBoard, Land Board or KiteBoard.


Using the Hydra with a Stand Up Paddleboard.

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Hydra MkII 420

These kites produce considerable pull and are not suitable for inexperienced flyers. 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 land traction. Read instructions and safety warnings in with every kite.

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HQ Hydra Trainer Kite last updated Monday March 3 2014

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