The Freeride Machine
QX- II 9m, 12m
QX-II light 15.5m, 17.7m
The QX-II is the new Freeride Kite from Spleene. With its enormous power, the Kite offers you the full bandwidth of Freeride Kiteboarding, mixed with maximum control and comfort.
– Very good upwind performance
– Quick “get going”
– Huge windrange
– Easy jumping
– Great hangtime
– Dead-easy relaunch
– Low bar pressure
The QX-II has everything, you can expect from a good Freeride Kite. The QX-II is your companion for your greatest Kitesurf days and lifts you quickly to the next level. The Kite is the result of our consequent development of the famous QX and QX-light Kites from Spleene.
On Freeride, easy handling is very important. Good power, simple to access, lets you focus on your Kitesurfing experience. Riding and jumping are the desires – and that is what the QX-II is made for. Already in low wind conditions, the good pull of the Kite lifts you on your board. You don’t need to fly sinus-curves to get you going or direct the Kite aggressively downwards. Already directing the QX-II from 12 o’clock position to 10 o’clock will get you enough power to pull you out of the water. This power is also the source for your easy, high and long jumps. The lift comes in softly and keeps you up in the air for a long time. For landing, the QX-II will let you touch the water smoothly and directly ride on.
Especially the power of the QX-II is top league. But it is not a dump pulling machine, the Kite delivers its power very precisely to you. Through its easy handling, the Kite invites you all the time to try something new. These playfull characteristics come from its great control. Even in heavy wind conditions, you can rely on your QX-II, while others have to head towards the beach.
Additionally the QX-II has an outstanding good comfort, one of the key elements of a good Freeride Kite. Even after spending several hours on the water, you won’t get these typical “heavy arms”. Low bar pressure, mixed with a very good depower behavior lets you ride long and far, even if the wind is really challenging and gusty. You will always be in control of the Kite and the profile of the Kite stays stable. Surely the QX-II will be very easy to relaunch, if it dropped on the water.
Many ewly developed construction details and the highly improved quality with many materials “made in Germany” make the QX-II Kite the perfect buddy for your next Kite-trip.
The sizes 15.5m and 17.7m are build as light versions, with extra power in low winds and very suitable for heavier riders.
The key features of the QX-II Kite
Full power through its deep profile
Thanks to the deep profile of the QX-II, there is allot power, that can be accessed directly. This profile gives the QX-II also its very good hangtime. The pull is already released in low wind conditions and stays controlled all the time. Especially the QX-II light versions have an extra-boost in lightwind and all QX-II can be flown stable in the air, instead of going for sinus-curves.
The V-Cut, the tex alignment in the upper profile, is exactly adjusted to stabelize maximum pull-forces in the Kite. The Kite stays stable and harmonic, even in very gusty conditions. The pressure sweet-spot on the bar is also very constant and doesn’t require much interaction from the rider.
Gemini Strut Design
The QX-II Kite has no center strut. The profile can quickly adapt to all wind conditions and there is almost no frontstall. Additionally the Kite can turn faster, as the Kite surface isn’t divided into two by a center strut. The turning-area of the QX-II Kites is 66%!
Low diameter tubes with new Dacron
The QX-II uses a new, “Made in Germany” Dacron material. It has significantly less stretch and allows lower diameters on the fronttube and on the struts. The result is a lighter Kite, which also has more stability in gusts. The smaller fronttube enables the QX-II to move far into the edge of the wind window, resulting in very good upwind performance. And when getting your stuff ready on the beach, you won’t have to pump so much on a QX-II.
The QX-II keeps working while other riders are forced by stronger wind to head back to the beach and pump smaller Kites. The special profile and the optimized center of weight allow to have an efficient and easy depower. You won’t have to use your adjuster so often any more and all sizes offer you a high safety in strong wind conditions.
Super easy Relaunch
One of the biggest requirements of a Freeride Kite is the relaunch in whatever wind there is. The QX-II can be launched backwards, via the steering lines. The regular relaunch with one steering line is super easy, across all QX-II sizes.
Coated Double-Rip-Stop in the upper profile
The QX-II Kite uses a new Double-Rip-Stop in its upper profile. Thanks to a special coating, the Kite won’t absorb any water. That makes the Kite always light and stable.
Short Bridle System
The QX-II has one of the shortest Bridle-Systems on the market. That keeps the Bridle very simple, eliminating many line problems. The precise German pulleys can quickly move and adjust to incoming gusts, much quicker as the rider could do. That will keep air flow constant in the Kite. Additionally, if steered hard on the bar, the quick bridle adjustment creates an asymmetric shape, which will turn the kite faster in quick maneuvers.
For which people the QX-II Kite is made for?
- Beginner 98%
- Advanced 100%
- Experts 95%
- Freeride 100%
- Wave 95%
- Freestyle 85%
- Race 90%
The glowing colors of the QX-II give the kite a very unique design. It will look great in all conditions.
Heavy Duty Construction
Every detail on Spleene Kites goes through a long research and development process, to ensure the best product as output. Spleene uses only high-quality materials, like the new Double-Rip-Stop tex with the double sided coating, which will not soak any water. Or the extra strong Dacron for parts where heavy forces apply, resulting in lower tube diameters. These keep your kite light and guarantee constant flying characteristics.
The new Dacron material for the fronttube and struts, as well as the pulleys are all innovative “Made in Germany” products. The end of the struts is also enforced with patch-layers, to minimize wear. On the trailing edge, battens are applied, which will avoid flattering in quick turns. The battens can be replaced via a small zipper openings.
The Kite-Bag is completely redesigned with plastic zippers, to avoid blocking after contact with salt water. Also you will find a special pocket for your car key on it.
Product Feature Valves
All Kites are build with a One-Pump-System with an extra large in-/outlet for inflating and deflating. The big inflate/deflate valve at the center is compatible with 95% of all pumps. That means you can pump up your Kite very quickly. A neopren jacket will save the valve from dust and sand.