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« on: September 24, 2013, 07:42 PM »

After seeing several videos of the Hugo ...by Alpha Kites? (best I can tell from a google search) ...My curiosity has been peaked! Looks like a very capable kite in the right hands.

I thought maybe it was a open-plan kite at first but after a doing google search, it appears to be a production kite. There was a Singapore sight that had them listed for a whopping price tag ...over half a grand!   Huh It looks like several good Euro fliers have them and have good things to say about them.

Can anyone share any/all information you have on them? Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 04:39 AM »

yes, i've got two hugo's, a bill (hugo (s)ul) and a king (hugo vented)

the best kites i know, really (and i know a lot!)





if you want to buy one, contact busterike (thorsten mikus), i'll pm you if you want an emailaddress (let me know)
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 04:40 AM »

oh yes, they are expensive... (over 400 each = $540)


worth it? for me yes
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 05:32 AM »

Can anyone share any/all information you have on them? Thanks in advance!
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Hugo = std; Bill = (S)UL; King = vented
All 3 versions are made by Thorsten and Mathias, who left Alphakites last year.
More details / contact are also > here and > here.

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 06:56 AM »

Thanks for the quick replies!

dragonfly ...Thanks for the forum links! Only read a few pages of the first link but will definitely check the rest later on when I'm not pressed for time. My interest is definitely peeked.

Yes Krijn, I would appreciate your pm'ing me with Thorsten's email address. Which model do you recommend the most? The Bill (ul). I normally fly in under 10 mph & don't like flying in anything above 15 mph anyway. Read that the Std. one flies in as low a range as many ULs ...if that is true ...is there any trick-ability advantage in getting the std?

ON a  side note, I Just found out that my ATM will be ready to ship next week so I'll be tapped out on kite funds for awhile but I'm sure interested in a Hugo for a future purchase. Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 08:43 AM »

The windrange of Hugo is unbelievable. In 4 km/h (you have to translate that to miles yourself  Angry ) you can fly it without much movement. A bit more and the real fun starts. At 35 km/h you feel the maximum is near. Framed in Aerostuff Gold Sport and Gold Sport S.

Bill is a really great kite. Flies below many SUL's and can take some gusts. All Aerostuff Blue in this one.

Maybe Bill is the kite for you, if you fly in light winds most of the time. But because of the lower windrange of Hugo it may be a better choice. You pick one!


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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 08:46 AM »

4km/h = 2.5mph

35 km/h = ~22mph

That's a pretty wide wind range. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 06:05 PM »

My interest is definitely peeked.


Hey Bill...I think that is "piqued".  Unless your interest is looking out between its fingers  Wink

... or if it has reached the highest point it could ever go, it might even have peaked.  (and feel free to slap me for being a Smart A** )  Sad
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 01:05 AM »

My interest is definitely peeked.


Hey Bill...I think that is "piqued".  Unless your interest is looking out between its fingers  Wink

... or if it has reached the highest point it could ever go, it might even have peaked.  (and feel free to slap me for being a Smart A** )  Sad

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 07:23 AM »

My interest is definitely peeked.



Hey Bill...I think that is "piqued".  Unless your interest is looking out between its fingers  Wink

... or if it has reached the highest point it could ever go, it might even have peaked.  (and feel free to slap me for being a Smart A** )  Sad


I confess .....I peeked!   Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 06:28 AM »

I think HUGO will be the first choise. The Idea behind Hugo was "one Kite, one Line" (and your ready).  For me this approach fits in nearly 80%. If i don`t own Bill it will be 90%.
But: two weeks ago i spend Bill a new set of Aero Gold (if "S" or not "S" i don`t knwo - the lighter once)  lower spreader. So Bill is now more a UL / std as SUL / UL. And i love it very very mutch. The feeling and feedback is now more a Hugo feeling/feedback.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2013, 09:37 AM »

I'd recommend Hugo as well - goes pretty low and I prefer the extra mass for faster pitch and trick movement in general.    Nothing wrong with Bill! It's just that, if you've got just a bit more wind, I think Hugo is more 'fun'. 

So, I think hugo first, if you like that, then bill and likely king if you've gone that far!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2013, 10:19 AM »

Thanks Tom 7 Derrick...that confirms my own inclinations!
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