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Title: HQ Infinity
Post by: Beachbum on July 05, 2009, 10:35 PM
Saw this on Steve's news board, but there is not alot of Media on it that I could find.  Anyone have anything info?


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: fidelio on July 06, 2009, 12:27 AM
you looking for reviews, or specs?

i don't own one but have flown both the standard and vented versions.

a little more info can be found in another thread here on the forums. the link is below:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=1004.0 (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=1004.0)


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: Gamelord on July 06, 2009, 05:48 PM
The kite is so new that the new kite smell is still packed away in the bags.  Because of the newness, I doubt you will find much on it other than the few people who have posted.

That being said, I have this new beauty tucked away in my A bag and its an awesome kite.  It can do much more than I can throw at it and everything I am capable of doing it does extremely well.  100% Icarex sail, excellent construction, mega-adjustable bridle, yo yo stoppers installed....just a great kite and one that belongs in the "best of" class.

Fly one - you won't regret it except that newly made hole in your wallet. :)


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: chilese on July 06, 2009, 08:53 PM
Norm,

Is there something you need to know about the nose construction? I don't quite understand your desire for the close-up.

We never got a snag or a hint of a snag. If you look at some of the photos using FULL SIZE, you can see a very small indent, but we were unable to catch anything there.

Between those of us who do tricks, we were able to:
axel, backspin (barrel roll really), cascade, flic-flac, 540, axel to fade, slot machine, comete, yoyos (fast and slow).

Our small band isn't quite up to the Taz Machine  and forward pitch tricks, so we can't really speak for those.

The kite's 8 foot size translates into slower tricks, giving the pilot and onlookers a little more time to see what is happening compared to the 7 foot tricksters.  :)


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: Beachbum on July 06, 2009, 09:02 PM

Our small band isn't quite up to the Taz Machine  and forward pitch tricks, so we can't really speak for those.


How does it yo-fade backspin cascade and yo-yo Comete?

Actually is it more of a flat spinner or a lazy susan-er?


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: chilese on July 06, 2009, 10:36 PM
The kite is made more in the modern tradition. It is not a flat-spinner. The nose sits back in a turtle deep enough to do the multi-LS or JL type stuff.


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: Gamelord on July 07, 2009, 04:07 PM
I took a couple close up shots of one for you.  Hope this helps.  The picture quality is nowhere near as good at John's but might do the trick for you.  One is the back of the nose, the other the front.


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Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: Gamelord on July 07, 2009, 04:10 PM
Here are two more for you.  One is the upper bridle & adjustment as well as the stitching and leading edge construction.  There are these same adjustments on all three points of the bridle, upper spreader (shown), Lower leading edge attachment and center spine.  Each adjustment area has the same amount of knots that you could "tinker" with till your tinkered out.

The other is another close up shot of the nose


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Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: fidelio on July 07, 2009, 04:36 PM
how very kind of you.


Title: Re: HQ Infinity
Post by: chilese on July 07, 2009, 06:38 PM
Norm,

Kent has always been above board on this Forum. He never hawks his wares here or in emails as a result of what he reads here. He always steers readers toward purchasing from GWTW (the E2 is a recent example). He also loans me kites to fly, evaluate and post pictures, knowing that Steve will also use the pictures. In addition, his replies are direct and only given when he has information germane to the subject. He's a flyer, buggier and a friend.  :)