The affordable new Snapshot series fits radical aerial thrills in your pocket, your briefcase, or the glove box of your car. Exceptionally fast and hard-pulling for their size, even the 1.2 will keep you on your toes when the wind picks up. Unlike most parafoils, the Snapshot sports a tight, responsive turn response that feels like driving a finely tuned sports car as compared to a truck; it just feels good carving up the sky.
Smaller than the foils you’d use for buggying or kiteboarding, these wings are the ideal intro to power kiting and dual-line control. They’re great for learning the basics because there’s nothing to break when you crash, but you’ll bring yours everywhere once you get the hang of it because they’re just so much fun. Carefully shaped inlets keep the wing from collapsing in gusty wind, a constant problem with lesser designs, and the elliptical planform with a new airfoil profile minimizes drag for awesome speed and acceleration. Complete with Spectra lines already attached, flight straps, winder, and tail, the Snapshot will make a wind junkie out of you on your first breezy day.
skill level novice - intermediate
wing span 48" (122 cm)
sail area 0.6 sq. m
wind range 6 - 25 mph (9.5 - 40 kmh)
speed very fast
sail ripstop nylon
flying lines 75' x 100 lbs spectra
|Fly Safe! Power kites can easily pull you off your feet in a breeze and the larger sizes could cause serious injury if mishandled. Flying safely is your responsibility, so use common sense when you fly and read all instruction manuals carefully before your first flight. Do not fly near power lines, roads, vehicles, other people, or storms. If you're a beginner, be sure you can safely control your kite in light winds before attempting to fly in stronger winds. Not for children under 13.|
Posted by Mike R. on 19th Nov 2010
Bud! I just wanted to send you a short note to say thanks for the great kite. I love it. When I took it out for the first time I had a memory flashback to when I was 6 or 7 years old and watching someone flying a stacked stunt kite where we used to vacation....I had forgotten about this but somehow flying a kite really takes me back to a simpler time in my life - I think you probably know exactly what I mean. I started flying it in the field in front of my office at lunch time - I think I might be generating a new batch of customers for you. At any rate, I'll probably be back in a month or so to buy my next kite (probably the HQ Rush III Pro) - thanks again.
Posted by Dean from Red Deer on 21st Sep 2010
What a great little kite. Goes very fast and turnes just as fast. Almost looks as though your out of control when flying it because it is so fast. It does like lots of wind (15-25mph) to preform well. not much fun in lighter winds. Would not suggest it for a younger person because its so fast. It really keeps you on your toes.