Apex

Are you looking for a kite you can trust 100%? One that won’t let you down even in extreme backcountry situations? One that lets you safely scale lofty heights?

Especially for you, we have developed the Apex to be one of the best companions you can find for exploring the backcountry. Maximum control, great stability and ample depower performance make this kite your perfect partner while you steadily improve your personal best. No need to fear making mistakes. The Apex is quite forgiving and makes it extremely easy for you to get started with kiting.

Performance

All of the Apex features are perfectly tailored to the needs of inexperienced or backcountry pilots. A smooth transition of traction as well as a great depower performance make this wing extremely controllable. By powering up in loops it has enough reserves for responding quickly to inclines in the terrain or changes in wind direction.

Shape

The Apex has a small number of cells and a thick profile. The kite has been specifically designed for flying in difficult wind conditions with maximum stability. The outer cells remain deliberately unleashed to generate better aerodynamics at the wing tips.

Bridle

The bridle of the Apex is made from robust, sleeved Dyneema, providing long life even in the toughest conditions. Mixer line and pulleys are precisely matched.

Material

The sail is made from durable 40D ripstop nylon with a great track record of reliability over the years. The inner cells are reinforced with additional webbing at the air vents.

  • Excellent control in extreme situations
  • Very stable, great depower performance
  • Ready to fly, with good power always on hand
  • Extremely easy to fly
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Technical Data:

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BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

EXPERT

HANGTIME

LIFT

TURNING SPEED

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3 months ago

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Liebe Follower von „HQ4“,

in diesen Tagen werden wir unsere Invento-Kataloge 2020 veröffentlichen. Bei der Lektüre des neuen Drachenkatalogs wird dem Leser auffallen, dass unser „HQ4“-Sortiment (ehemals „HQ Powerkites“) schmaler geworden ist und wir den Markt der High-end Soft- und Tubekites in der Zukunft nicht mehr bedienen werden. Dies bedeutet konkret: Die Modelle „Montana“, „Empulse“, „Topaz“ und „Onyx“ werden nach Abverkauf der aktuellen Lagerbestände nicht nachproduziert werden und somit in 2020 sukzessive auslaufen. Bei Trainerkites und Vierleiner-Kites wird es hingegen keine Veränderungen geben. Im oberen Bereich endet unser Sortiment bei der „Apex“.

Der Grund für die Verkleinerung des „HQ4“-Sortiment liegt in den veränderten Markbedingungen für Highend-Kites. Während wir in der Vergangenheit diese Artikel in hohem Maße über unsere traditionellen Drachenkunden verkaufen konnten, hat sich inzwischen ein ganz erheblicher Teil des Marktes in eher Lifestyle-orientierte Spezialgeschäfte verlagert, die wir als Generalist im Drachenmarkt nur noch bedingt erreichen können.

Zwar haben wir mit der Umpositionierung von „HQ Powerkites“ in „HQ4“ und einem völlig neuen Markenauftritt versucht, dieser Entwicklung Rechnung zu tragen, mussten jedoch erkennen, dass diese Maßnahmen allein nicht ausreichen, um den Lifestylemarkt im gewünschten Maße zu durchdringen. Dies würde erhebliche Marketingbudgets erfordern, die wir als Drachengeneralist nicht leisten können, ohne andere wichtige Produktsegmente zu vernachlässigen. Erschwerend hinzu kommt der Umstand, dass wir mit Jan Hendrik Junker, der eine neue berufliche Herausforderung jenseits der Kite-Industrie gefunden hat, eine tragende Säule im Produktmanagement verloren haben, die dieses Segment über viele Jahre kompetent betreut hat.

Diese Rahmenbedingungen haben uns zu einer Reduzierung des „HQ4“-Sortiments auf unsere Kernkompetenzen veranlasst. Natürlich werden wir das „HQ4“-Sortiment auch in der Zukunft weiterführen und die notwendige Sortimentspflege betreiben, jedoch werden wir dabei wieder stärker auf den Bereich der Einsteiger im Powerkite-Sport fokussieren, wie wir es bereits in der Vergangenheit sehr erfolgreich getan haben.

Alle aktuellen Follower von „HQ Powerkites“ und „HQ4“ bitten wir um Verständnis für unsere Sortimentsentscheidungen. Alle, bei denen daran Interesse besteht, möchten wir auch in der Zukunft als kompetente Marke mit zuverlässigen Kites und Zubehörartikeln begleiten.

Offene Fragen zum „HQ4“-Sortiment beantworten wir gerne.

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Dear „HQ4“ followers,

These days we will publish our new Invento 2020 catalogues. When reading the new kite catalogue, the careful reader will notice that our "HQ4" range (formerly "HQ Powerkites") has shrunk and that we will no longer serve the market for high-end soft and tube kites in the future. In concrete terms, this means that the models "Montana", "Empulse", "Topaz" and "Onyx" will not be reproduced after the current stock has been sold and will therefore gradually be discontinued in 2020. However, there will be no changes for trainer kites and four-line kites. At the upper end our future range ends with the "Apex".

The reason for the reduction of the "HQ4" range is the changed market conditions for high-end kites. While in the past we were able to sell the majority of our high-end de-power kites to our traditional kite customers, a very significant part of the market has now shifted to more lifestyle-oriented specialty stores, which we as a generalist in the kite market can only reach to a limited extent.

Although we tried to take this development into account by repositioning “HQ Powerkites” into “HQ4” and a completely new brand appearance, we had to recognize that these activities alone were not sufficient to penetrate the lifestyle market to the desired extent. A stronger penetration of the lifestyle market would require substantial marketing budgets, which we as a kite generalist cannot afford without neglecting other important product segments. To make matters worse, the fact that with Jan Hendrik Junker, who has found a new professional challenge beyond the kite industry, we have lost a main pillar in product management, which has looked after this segment competently for many years.

These general conditions have led us to focus our "HQ4" range on our core competencies. Of course, we will continue the “HQ4” range in the future and carry out the necessary portfolio maintenance and customer service, but we will again focus more on products suitable for beginners in the power kite sport, as we have already done very successfully in the past.

We kindly ask our loyal, long-term brand followers for their understanding for our range decisions. Of course, we are going to continue to support anybody who is interested in further assistance as a competent brand with reliable kites and accessories.

We are happy to answer any open questions about the “HQ4” range.
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4 months ago

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Nach unserem Markenrelaunch von HQ Powerkites zu HQ4 gibt es in unserem Lager noch Restbestände von HQ Powerkites zu sensationellen Preisen. Hier lang geht's zu unserem Shop: www.invento-shop.de/artikeluebersicht/Warehouse_Deals_Powerkites.aspx

Bitte beachtet: wir verkaufen derzeit nur nach Deutschland. Andere Länder auf Anfrage.
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8 months ago

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9 months ago

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HQ Powerkites is history. Some last kites are still sitting in the warehouse waiting for some wind. Before they decay to dust, here is your chance to get a bargain deal to your kiterange:
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