The Onyx was built for all those of you looking for an uncomplicated and durable kite that is ready to join you for everything. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, the Onyx offers great performance for all.

From the first touch of the bar you can feel what freeriding is all about.

Our designer Andy Preston has managed to give the Onyx genes you would normally only find in kites of other categories.

The deep-cut and more delta type shape offers you maximum control and comfort. Every movement of the kite is efficiently transformed into performance. When flown properly, the Onyx turns into a lift machine that is very reluctant to drop the rider back on the ground.

The Onyx is a pedigree freerider, providing everything you need to make you become that extra little bit better with every session.

The lightweight 3-strut delta shape, along with optimized segmentation of the leading edge and struts, creates a rigid structure that responds directly and precisely to all steering impulses.  It also gives the rider excellent feedback about where the kite is at any given moment.


The Onyx offers riders a wide performance spectrum.

Good lift and a lot of hangtime make the Onyx the perfect freerider.

With the Onyx it quickly becomes clear how easy it is to access power, to jump or just to cruise.

Even in difficult wind conditions, the Onyx shows an easy-to-control and good-natured behavior that never demands too much of the rider.

Despite the low aspect ratio of the wing, you will find yourself easily moving upwind. The Onyx loves to cruise, but also carves neatly in the waves with a good downwind drift.

Due to the deep shape of the kite with lots of sail at the center chord, the kite has a very high linear depower capacity as well as a wide wind range.

Even in light winds there is always enough power on hand to get you on the water right away. The bar feel is perfectly tuned and you can always sense where your kite is. In flight, the Onyx keeps a stable course and simply absorbs any wind gusts.


The Onyx has a deep-cut sail design that lends the kite enormous stability.

The special position of the wingtips and a nose that is slightly pulled forward make any water re-launch child’s play.

Large Dacron reinforcements on the wingtips create a perfect balance in the center of the kite, avoiding a front stall tendency in critical situations.

The 3-strut design is ideal for a kite meant to be both light and agile. The rigid structure prevents strong warping around the middle strut and gives the kite a more direct and faster spin, which results in a very dynamic riding style.


In designing the bridle, we placed great emphasis on keeping the bar pressures low, while still ensuring the rider gets adequate feedback. The well-dimensioned 4-point bridle does exactly the job, at the same time providing maximum control and stability even in depower mode.

And the bridle’s color coding makes it even easier to attach our One Bar 2.0.



When it comes to the materials of the Onyx, we have cut no corners. Durability was clearly a top priority.

We used only proven materials, such as the Techno Force D2 cloth, an extremely tear-resistant double-ripstop nylon, as well as a lightweight and hard-wearing IYU Dacron for maximum stiffness of the leading edge.

For the bridle we chose a spliced and stitched Liros line that is extremely tear- and abrasion-resistant.

The entire finish is top of the line, and that is why taped seams and molded parts for the one-pump-system are standard features of the Onyx.

In addition, all stress points were reinforced with further abrasion-resistant materials.


  • Direct steering and spinning capabilities
  • Lightweight and strong 3-strut design
  • Easy to fly
  • Pure freeride performance
  • Great lift and upwind performance

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3 months ago


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.


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


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


Here are some nice impressions of the Schillig Beach Days about two weeks ago. The evnet showed up with perfect conditions. Sun and 25 knots from East. ... See MoreSee Less

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9 months ago


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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