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HQ Mana 2010

HQ Mana 2010

Kiteboard Model: Mana
Kiteboard Type: Twin-Tip
Brand: HQ-Power
Best For
Freestyle  Wakestyle
Board sizes

130 x 37 cm

131 x 39 cm

Rating:
3
3.0/5

The German kiteboarding gear manufacturer HQ is well known for the high quality products it develops. In 2010 it has come up with two powerful kiteboard models, intended to perform outstanding in most wind and wave conditions. The Mana kiteboard is designed using the latest technology and it is intended for the power user. It is fast, it has an explosive pop and it can be used at more than one discipline. The Mana can be used in competitions as well as for casual rides. It is reliable and runs great in small to medium waves, as well as in flat waters.

The HQ team knows that a good kite must be complemented by a good kiteboard. As kiteboarding evolves, the requirements of the riders out there become more demanding. The two kiteboard models introduced by HQ in 2010, the Mana and Haura are intended to cover a wide range of riding styles and skills. The Haura is more forgiving and it is a great choice for fast cruises, while the Mana is a bit more aggressive and it suits radical riders.

The Mana is constructed according to the highest quality and performance standards. The Wood core and sidewalls make the board extremely tough and light. Additional reinforcements in stress areas prevent the board from taking any damage. This structure generates a dynamic flex pattern, perfect for powerful tricks and extreme rides. The board offers incredible jumps and lifts and it is very fast. At the same time is has smooth landings and absorbs the shocks resulted from wave impacts.

A narrower profile and a straight outline deliver a fast glide and better control. These features also allow the rider to edge harder without effort. The board has impressive upwind and planning abilities at the same time. The HQ Mana is equipped with asymmetric fins which improve edging performance, minimize drag and optimize the pop. The great thing about the board is that besides power it offers top control. The rider can perform any trick in the book with minimum effort. The new bottom design and rocker line provide optimal power release, easy handling and excellent stability.

Even in high winds and waves the board is reliable and performs predictable. The HQ Mana is also very comfortable. The rider can choose the best suited stance and adjust the Quickstrap bindings fast and easy. The Mana is the perfect choice for fast and powerful rides.   


HQ Mana 2010 Average Rating: 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 user reviews.
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HQ Mana 2010 Reviewed on Sep 20th 2011
3
Rating: 3.0 out of 5

This is the kind of board you need for a smooth cruise or to progress. It is very forgiving. Has a good pop and a nice speed. The pads and straps are comfortable , but not very adjustable. It is easy to edge and stable. Jumps are not specta...more