Quadrifoil Q 2000
"The Q 2000 series Is a lifestyle complete with ultra performance kites and high energy graphics for optical and flying action": Action People launch their new series of power kites which are relatively low aspect ratio, slightly elliptical designs with very high construction quality and striking new printed graphics. The model in this test was the middle of the range 3 metre size.
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
STATIC FLIGHT TEST
Again in relatively light winds (about 10mph) the Q 2000 responded well to fine control maneuvers and was capable of full window side slides and vertical slides. We were again impressed with the abilities of this kite given that it is "merely" a power source. Turning the kite was easy and it would spin quite tightly
unsurprising given its relatively square shape - and we were able to get the kite to spin two or three times even on short (30 feet) lines before getting too close to the ground.
The kite recovered quickly and power was regained when tacking making for good skid turns. Excellent edge handling made the Q 2000 easy even for a novice to get to grips with and the more experienced buggier would enjoy its sure-footed performance. It is not perhaps the absolute racer's kite, but then that is what the Competition series is for.
We were particularly impressed with the kite's construction quality, the details and quality of handling especially in lighter wind when it was felt to be one 0 the best handling soft quad we had flown.
It was particularly good at fine control maneuvers like side slides and had very good balance.
In higher winds, the Q 2000 was more than adequate for all but the most demanding of racers.
It is immaculately made and has excellent maneuverability and a nice controlled deliver of power. All that active people could wish for from Active People!
|This review was
Kite Passion Magazine - Nov/Dec 97
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