I'm new! I'm looking for a trainer kite...
I'm looking for a beginner, entry-level power kite for...
I'm looking for a board...
- Entry Level Kiteboarding Kites
Entry Level Kiteboarding Kites
Which Beginner or Entry-Level Kiteboarding Kite?
** Note there is a chart below that summarizes some of the features of each kite **
A beginner kite can mean different things to different people. Let's break these kites into four different groups based on conversations we have had with our customers and their interests.
Group #1 - I don't know much...
but I would like to buy a practice kite that rigs and flies like a full-size kite. I would like to learn flying skills on land but also get in the water and try some things.
Ocean Rodeo React - (This is not in our chart below)
Group #2 - I took lessons but I am not ready for a full size kite yet...
I don't want a little trainer kite. I want to practice and get my flying skills down and I want to practice water relaunch the same as the full-size kites. I also want to body drag and practice body dragging up-wind. And, if I could practice getting up on a board, that would be a bonus. I am not planning on getting into the sport right away. It may be 6 months or a year from now, but when I do, I would like to be ready.
Group #3 - I am ready to dive in - Game On!
Yes, I've taken lessons and I'm ready to invest in the full package. I'm on a dedicated track to learn kiteboarding.
Kites to consider: Eleveight RS - Freeride / Do all Kite (or other kites in this class)
Group #4 - I have a daughter, son, wife, husband, or friend...
that will be flying this kite. I would like a 4-line depower kite that is going to fly well in lighter to moderate winds that they can get up and riding on. But, I don't want the kite to be too large or overpowering. It needs to be simple and easy to learn with.
These are just a few general considerations. A person's weight, background, wind conditions, and environment will all play a role in the type of kite and the size of the kite you will choose.