Its not like a speed kite that can simply flip over in a straight line in bad winds.
Thanks ae, good to know, that's what I was a bit afraid of. I really like the idea of the 'pure' speed kites, but most of our high winds are gusty frontal systems from the Southern Ocean, so there wouldn't be much point getting one
Great little kite! Every kite bag should have one!!!
It isn't much fun below around 20mph but after that it's crazy grins all the way to 40+mph!!
It's very stable under power and it doesn't easily lose drive unless you get right at the edge of the window. 150lb lines are a minimum
- I use 220lb and padded straps on mine. If you can, make up a couple of spare standoffs and tape them to the spine - they can 'ping' off under heavy impacts and are easily lost.
thanks Hadge, very positive comments
the regular high winds we get are usually either 15 to 25knots, 20 -35 knots or the every few months or so big winds that can average anything from 25-30 knots gusting to 40 or 50
I have a set of 220lb lines and padded straps on back order with the hawk, and if i dare take it out in the really crazy stuff I may use some kitesurfing lines