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HQ Maestro and Shadow 5 years, 6 months ago #300

Hi Kostaaa!

What can you say about two theese kites. Are they good for beginner to start? Any issues this theese kites?
I wanna buy them both...thinking about...

Tnx!

Re: HQ Maestro and Shadow 5 years, 6 months ago #302

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Hi, Kalabaha!
Welcome to the GK forum!

I had HQ-Maestro II for a while.... it's a good kite, well build, stiff frame, dyneema lines, good price, long stand-offs (stability in turbulence), stable backflip & fade.
On the other side the bridle is definitely not my style (it has 8cm turbo!!! and it is too close to the spine). The bridle can't stick to the yo-yo stopper by mistake (which is very good) but I prefer more wider towing points (you can move the turbo and make it 5cm - where the loop ends). The kite is easy to trick but above 15km/h start to pulls strong and you have to run downwind and make very quick inputs. If the wind is too high for tricks... better start to fly Precision and practice landings from nose dive.

For HQ-Shadow I can't say much... I believe it's a good kite for light wind. Someone says it has oversteer... but I can't tell, I have not flown one.

In general I recommend them both... they are good starting point.

Also, check the New HQ-Crackerjack:




seems to have big potential!

Best Regards!
Go Kiting!
Last Edit: 5 years, 6 months ago by kostaaa.
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Re: HQ Maestro and Shadow 5 years, 5 months ago #310

tnx for answer Kostaaa!!!

Got both kites and very happy with that. =)

Next move will be Crackerjack or ur BB9

Re: HQ Maestro and Shadow 5 years, 5 months ago #311

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Nice!
Why don't you make video? There are very few videos with these kites....
When you watch your own videos you learn from your mistakes and can improve your inputs.
Also, can receive tips/advices from other people watching it... ;)

By the way, I'm working on BB10 now :)
Go Kiting!
Last Edit: 5 years, 5 months ago by kostaaa.

Re: HQ Maestro and Shadow 5 years, 5 months ago #312

Today's video. Pilot not me, but my friend. wind 5-10 m\s



Next time it will be me =)


By the way, I'm working on BB10 now :)


Cool...waiting for new videos...


BTW... there i can find Tail weights for Maestro... lost one... =(
Last Edit: 5 years, 5 months ago by Kalabaha.

Re: HQ Maestro and Shadow 5 years, 2 months ago #334

Kostaaa, plz check your PM... tnx =)
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