Is a trainer kite worth it?

Is a trainer kite worth it?

Trainer kites are great for crashing. When you’re first learning how to fly one of these big kites, you are going to crash the kite, a lot. Trainer kites are very forgiving when it comes to crashing into the ground. You can focus on learning how to fly the kite without worrying about your board riding skills.

What size trainer kite should I get?

Trainer kites typically range in size from 1m to 5m. The bigger the trainer kite, the more powerful it is. Larger kites (3m and up) fly very smoothly and feel more like a kiteboard kite compared to the fast-turning and zippy small kites.

What age can kids kitesurf?

“What is the right age for my kid to learn to kitesurf?” We find that kids five to six years old can learn to fly small trainer kites on land, but there isn’t a general rule when they are mastering the sport very well, as this depends on their physical condition, maturity and experiences.

What age should you start kitesurfing?

First kitesurfing courses can start as early as 10 years old, it mostly is up to their weight (and motivation!). A kiteboarding lesson can start more or less from 45 kilos ( roughly 99 pounds).

How much wind do you need to fly a trainer kite?

How Much Wind Do I Need to Fly My Trainer Kite? Short Answer: 7 mph or above. As a beginner, the 7-14 wind range is a good place to start. I would say 7 mph is a bare minimum if the wind is steady.

What is the best size kite for beginners?

With that being said most average sized riders (140-190lbs) would want to start with a 12m kite. This is the standard for most riders. This size will get you out on the water most windy days depending on where you live. Most people will ultimately need at least two kites, One for lower winds and one for higher winds.

Is kite surfing safe for kids?

Common Myth: “I am too old or too young to kiteboard.” And is it safe to send a child out kiteboarding? There is 100% a safe way to get children out kiteboarding so they can get exposure to the sport. The truth is there is no age restriction to prevent someone from learning and enjoying the sport of kiteboarding.

Can you use a trainer kite on water?

An inflatable 4-line trainer kite rigs and flies just like full size gear. Ultimately, these kites are designed for water and are great for practice sessions in the water.

How do you pick a beginner kite?

The most important things you need to take into consideration when choosing your first kite are:

  1. Good stability.
  2. Good depower.
  3. Easy relaunch.
  4. Large wind range.
  5. Easy to use safety system.
  6. Adequate size given weight / wind / board size.
  7. No older than 3 years.

How do I choose a first kite?

You want your first kite to be roughly the right size for your body weight in the 12-18 knot wind range, which is best for learning. If it’s much windier than this you will need a smaller kite, but that will make learning a bit harder as the kite will be faster & trickier to control.

What is the easiest kite?

Parafoil kites are among the easiest to fly and since they are soft kites (“inflated” by the wind), there is no assembly required and no pieces to lose. Most parafoil kites come with line and a tail for stability.

How do I choose a kite?

The basic rule to follow when choosing a kite size — the stronger the wind you expect, the smaller your kite should be. The wind range at which you can safely ride is from 3–5 to 15–20 m/s, and comfortable for most riders — from about 6 to 12 m/s.

Is kite surfing easy?

Kitesurfing has a steep learning curve. It requires the combination of two skills, kite flying, and board riding, that you perform simultaneously. Depending on your learning capability, your coordination, and your balancing skills, it could take you a few days to a couple of weeks to get the basics down.