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Title: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: bmkiss67 on June 11, 2010, 12:26 PM
Hi all,

  I'm new to here and new to kiting.  A friend introduced my wife and I to flying about 5 weeks ago and my wife just had to have one.  Not know how well she'd really take to the sport we bought a used kite from ebay, a HQ Symphony 2.2.  The first time we took it out it seemed to fly a little funny, keeping in mind the only expereice with a kite we've had is a Big Buzz in really windy conditions.  Everytime you pulled on a line it seemed to pull in the center of the kite causing it to die.  My wife has altered the way the kite is harnessed, I'm not sure if that's the right term please correct me with all of this, making it fly better but we now have to spare harness lines.  So here are my questions.  What is it called to do up the lines, connect them to the kite itself?  Is there a name for that connection point on the kite itself?  And here is the big one, does anyone know what the correct configuration for the harness, again guessing at the term, on that kite is?  Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks all!


Title: Re: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: ezme6 on June 11, 2010, 02:51 PM
  I think what you are calling the harness is a called a bridle by most everyone. But hay, I like the term "harness" ;D "tow points" are where you connect the flying lines to the kite. I would go straight to the source and email or call HQ. I bet they can help ya alot.
   I had one of those along time ago and it was a pretty easy kite to fly, but you need some wind, and turn early in the "wind window" so as not to run out to far and loose the wind in the sail.
   I'll let someone else explain the "wind window"....


Title: Re: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: bmkiss67 on June 11, 2010, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the info, every bit helps especially when you're new.  As far as contacting HQ, I emailed them a week ago and no reply at all.  That's why I posted here in hopes that someone would have that info because it doesn't appear that HQ is going to help at all.


Title: Re: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: ezme6 on June 11, 2010, 06:09 PM
Keep trying HQ, senf them the same email everyday until they give up and contact you... 8)

I have done that before and it worked... :D


Title: Re: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: CaptainWOW on June 13, 2010, 03:09 PM
try chris@hq-kites-usa.com

cheers!

Chris


Title: Re: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: bmkiss67 on June 15, 2010, 11:48 AM
Thanks for that email, he is currently helping me out.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Newbie questions about my new, used really, HQ Symphony 2.2
Post by: thief on June 15, 2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks for that email, he is currently helping me out.

Thanks again!
chris is captainwow by the way......great guy..........