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HQ Box Kite (Roto Extreme)

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  • Bigger 4-Cell Version Of The Well-Known Roto Kite
  • Measures 86 cm by 34 147 cm
  • The Roto Kite Rotates Around Its Axis While In Flight Creating A Conspicuous Kinetic Display
  • Kite Made From 100% Ripstop-Polyester
  • 200 Ft Of Spool String included

HQ Box Kite (Roto Extreme) 4.4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 266 user reviews
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One Response to “HQ Box Kite (Roto Extreme)”

  • John E. Robinson says:


    I am only a one year kite addict and I fly in an old horse pasture with wind that swirls off 40 to 80 foot high trees and a barn. My wind direction is mostly South (storms coming and just after) and North down the Sacramento valley. Luckily, I have enough open area to almost make use of the 7:1 rule. Fly a distance of 7x the height of your obstruction to get clear laminar (flat smooth) air. Have not done the summer with this kite so I am not able to comment on the evening Delta breeze (Westerly) we get. There are several points I will make which should help you to enjoy your Roto Extreme as much as I do mine.

    1. The kite sails are tensioned with elastic cord (bunjee cord) which runs through arrow like nocks on the ends of the main spars. The elastic cord has a tendency to come off when the kite makes a hard landing. Also, if there are weeds or brush in your field it will get caught here.

    To help prevent this from happening, I suggest using 3/16″ ID clear vinyl tube cut about 1/8″ to 5/16″ as a sort of ‘rubber band’ fit over the nock with the elastic cord engaged.

    2. HQ is not kidding; you need really need quite a bit of air to fly this kite. It is somewhat large and kind of heavy for the size (durable). I have tried with 3 mph 5 mph and had a hard time getting it up to the stronger air need to hold it up and let it play (spin about its center spar). At a good 5mph+, bingo you’re flying.

    3. Line,

    Use good quality braded low stretch Dacron.

    Use the lightest fly line the wind will allow.

    The kite will be livelier and fly at a steeper angle w/light line.

    Unless you are flying in a very heavy wind you should not use more than 80# braided line.

    4. Even though this is a Box kite and they are known for stability you still have to fly it.

    Remember you are the pilot and a run away kite could cause property and/or bodily damage.

    5. Wear quality hand protection (gloves).

    They should be supple enough to not loose dexterity yet protect your hands from line burn when letting out and not finger cuts when bringing in line.

    6. As always, wear good sunglasses and have a hat to protect you from the sun.

    This kite is a blast to fly. Once it is up it rotates about the center spar, and depending on the light, giving a great color show to those on the ground. In changing wind conditions (gusty w/swirl) it will playfully bounce here and there. If you have chosen a light enough line you will have a nice steep fly angle and a fun quirky color show to watch to boot. The pull will only be moderate and it will be easy to retrieve the line. When coming down, I recommend flying it down as you wind up. It will keep the line nice and snug on the take up spool. I think circular loop winders (spools) are great. They are the easiest to let out and wind back up. Cranks and classic spools have their place, but make a mess of this operation.

    I hope this helps you get out and enjoy a beautiful day and GO FLY YOUR KITE!

    John AKA Member 128850