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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby Jan:) » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:13 am

BraCuru wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:54 am
Their commercial strongly suggested that the quark is a product made by kitesurfers for kitesurfers what IMO is not true.
One sentence of warning in their commercial and in the manual stating that is not fully waterproof would avoid such disappointment.
Waterproof is the only selling point they have.
So the problem is - they have no product.

There are plenty other gimbals that are not fit for water use, so there is no need for another.

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby Leon van Bergen » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:47 am

Jan:) wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:13 am
BraCuru wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:54 am
Their commercial strongly suggested that the quark is a product made by kitesurfers for kitesurfers what IMO is not true.
One sentence of warning in their commercial and in the manual stating that is not fully waterproof would avoid such disappointment.
Waterproof is the only selling point they have.
So the problem is - they have no product.

There are plenty other gimbals that are not fit for water use, so there is no need for another.


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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby kitenight11 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:39 am

Even worse...
They actually show on their website the quark being submerged - in the foil video of Keahi at the beginning.
And the fact to rinse this thing after use (which they show in a video) also suggests that it is splashproof. How much splash or pressure will it handle, dear team Noir Matter?
Are there any happy custumors out there who still use it regularly?

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:35 pm

I have had mine submerged, washed it after use and have had no issues with waterproofing. My only issue is the weight. When adding the line mount, camera, and the gimbal to your lines, it is pretty heavy. This is no problem if you are lit, fully powered. But, if you are riding with any slack in your lines or the wind is not really b;lowing, the thing is just too heavy to use on a line mount.

I think the best application for this is body mounted, hand held and used for other sports like moto and skateboarding.

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby SaulOhio » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:06 am

kitenight11 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:39 am
Even worse...
They actually show on their website the quark being submerged - in the foil video of Keahi at the beginning.
And the fact to rinse this thing after use (which they show in a video) also suggests that it is splashproof. How much splash or pressure will it handle, dear team Noir Matter?
Are there any happy custumors out there who still use it regularly?
I have dunked it quite a few times, and recently in salt water. No problems.

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby kitenight11 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:22 am

Could you share some footage?

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby SaulOhio » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:46 am

kitenight11 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:22 am
Could you share some footage?



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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby gmb13 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am

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Every time I get mine wet it seems to be slightly blocked the next day. I need to force it a bit, but then it works fine after.

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby fedecossu » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:05 pm

gmb13 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am
Every time I get mine wet it seems to be slightly blocked the next day. I need to force it a bit, but then it works fine after.

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Nice footage.
When mine stopped working it was stuck too. I think the cause of the block was the salt from the seawater that penetrated inside. :(

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Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Postby SaulOhio » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:05 pm

gmb13 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am
phpBB [video]


Every time I get mine wet it seems to be slightly blocked the next day. I need to force it a bit, but then it works fine after.

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Make sure you rinse in in fresh water after you use it. Better to rinse it before you force it. Forcing it while it has salt crystals in the joint will probably cause wear, reducing the life of the Quark.


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