OTOH, the Jam is arguably the best selling kite that HQ has ever had in that particular segment of the market at any rate.
I'd be interested in seeing a Chrome.
I'd be interested in flying a Chrome.
My feeling is, if the Chrome is going to do any business on this side of the pond HQ is going to need to get some out there for fliers to try.
Hard sell at that price even then IMO unless it is amazing.
Not very good.
HQ have always made good quality, mid range, mid price kites. I have several and they are all very good for the money ...but not in the same class as the high end kites, Bensons, J.O.E.Talons, Blue moon etc. In the middle of 2009 there was a big hike in HQ retail prices ( at least here in the UK) possibly due to the exchange rate. I bought a an HQ Falcon in February when the price was around £100, by August the price was £140!
If the price for the Chrome is right, I wonder if HQ are maybe dipping a toe in the high end market to try the water so to speak. If so they are they will be going head to head with the above and unless as you say it really is something out of this world I doubt if its going to work.
If I were in the market for a high end kite, I could buy a brand new Deep Space or Talon in my colour choice for less than a Chrome....I know where my money would go.