HQ4 – born in the wind

Here on the shores of the North Sea something is in the air.  It strikes you with full force, a feeling of something calling, an invitation from the wind beckons you onward with a passion to strike out and take it all by storm – the beach, the waves and the sky.

Things are bound to get a little crazy. Lines are blurred as you blaze across a frothing sea. On sandy dunes, wind-swept beaches or endless blankets of virgin snow.  With your kite, it doesn’t matter: all terrains are now your playground as you lift off and touch the sky.  You have conquered it all to become one with nature’s forces.

But this is only possible if you have reliable, robust sports gear that is reassuring and feels like a natural high performance extension of your own body.   We have developed and made that perfect kite equipment since 1997. Deeply immersed in all the many facets of wind power and passionate about wind sports, we at HQ4 understand what it takes to create the perfect kite.

We do not settle for the generic status quo.  We understand that complexity does not equal superiority – and that there is Elegance in Simplicity.  Pinnacles of beauty, ingenuity and performance most often are the result of less of something – not more of it.  Know what your essence is and accept nothing more.  Here at HQ4, we are obsessed with making fun kites for everyone.  We are the intersection where sophistication meets simplicity; where fun meet functionality, and we want everyone to be able to share our obsession with kite sports. Your demands are our challenges. At HQ4 we design kites for you.

The Faces of HQ4

Our international crew of riders live the sport in all its’ facets and styles. Their daily feedback helps to improve our products and deliver gear that fuels your progression.

  • Tom Bourdeau
    Tom Bourdeau Product Development

    Tom makes all the depower kites for you, open- as well as closed-cell. He is a master of knot tying and effectively follows his own ideas for minimal design in kites. Performance does not always have to be built to the limit.

  • Götz Sommer
    Götz Sommer Photographer

    Götz is a freelance photographer who has travelled half the globe with HQ4 – always hunting for that perfect photo. When he smells a good motif, he can manage to drive every pilot crazy. No matter where to find it, Götz swims across water, trudges into snow or crawls through mud – his Canon at the ready.

  • Alex Hesse
    Alex Hesse Product Development

    Alex is a founding father of the “HQ4” crew, and also our design multi-talent, responsible for everything that requires technical solutions. He is always on the lookout for new ideas. What matters most to him is keeping access to the kite sport affordable, with optimised solutions.

  • Jan Hendrik
    Jan Hendrik Product Manager

    The puppet master at “HQ4”. Always on the move to put your new kites through their paces, in close cooperation with the designers. There is no such word as “impossible” in Jan Hendrik’s vocabulary.

Es war einmal…


_Mail 2001

Meilenstein eins in grossbuchstaben, damit sofort sichtbar wie wichtig!

_April 2004

Meilenstein zwei etwas kürzer


_Dezember 2006

Meilenstein drei wieder in grossbuchstaben, damit sofort sichtbar wie wichtig!

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