The Best Kiteboarding Kites for Beginners 2017

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Kiteboarding (kitesurfing) is a popular water sport all across the world, where there’s water and abit of wind. In kiteboarding the rider holds on to a handle attached to a power kite, which he can manipulate along with his feet, to pitch a kite left, right up or down, and obviously forward. The rider is also attached to the kite via a power kite attachment.

Updated for 2017*

The Ten Best Selling Kiteboarding Kites for Beginners:

Bestseller No. 1
Slingshot B2
  • B2 2M kite, bar and lines best seller for 4 years
  • perfect starter kite
Bestseller No. 2
Ocean Rodeo Start 1.5m Complete Kitesurfing Training Kite
  • No inflation required
  • 1.5 Meter Trainer Kite
  • Includes kite, control bar and lines and carry bag
Bestseller No. 3
Ocean Rodeo Razor Kitesurfing Kite (Gen 5, 12m, Green)
  • Quick, agile, explosive, daunting: the all new, completely re-designed razor answers the call
  • Our 5Th generation freestyle and surf kite
  • An explosive kite built for massive Boost and Big air travel
  • Kite is dialed for precise handling and maximum power
Bestseller No. 4
FMK Cabrinha Kiteboard Kite Airlock 1 Screw Inflate/Deflate Valve & Cap ONLY
  • CAP ONLY...DOES NOT INCLUDE BASE OR REPAIR ADHESIVE!
Bestseller No. 5
Maelstorm 150cm Kitesurfing Kite Kiteboard Gear Travel Rucksack Golf Bag Full Padded Protection Heavy Duty YKK Zippers Airline Friendly Holding 2 Kiteboarding Kites 2 Kiteboards and All Kiting Accessories
  • Hold 1-2 boards and 1-2 kites plus all your riding accessories
  • Golf bag shape and design for airline friendly travel
  • Foam padding on the bottom, sides, and top protects your gear
  • Heavy duty handles on 3 sides and large gauge YKK zippers for sand free operation
  • 3 external compression straps to secure and balance the internal load
Bestseller No. 6
Ocean Rodeo Go Joe Leashless Kitesurfing Board Retrieval Device
  • The original and only leashless board retrieval device!
  • Easily applied or removed from any kiteboard accepting a grab handle
  • Leashes are dangerous! The Go Joe will safely flip your board over and return it down wind to you without a leash!
Bestseller No. 7
2015 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard (135 x 40 cm)
  • Board Only (Includes board, fins, and handle)
  • Light weight basalt fiber construction
  • Flex patterns tuned for a smooth ride
  • Explosive Pop
  • Early Planing
Bestseller No. 8
Kiteboarding Strut Mount for GoPro
  • a very cost-effective way to get your GoPro mounted on a kite strut for those amazing overhead shots as you can see in the video and photos.
Bestseller No. 9
Bestseller No. 10

A power kite is available in two major forms: leading edge inflatables and foil kites. The power kite attachment, mentioned above, is meant as a harness which prevents the kite from flying away. The attachment also helps give the rider lift and the freedom to use his hands for other movements, instead of just holding onto the kite handle.

A power kite is available in two major forms: leading edge inflatables and foil kites. The power kite attachment, mentioned above, is meant as a harness which prevents the kite from flying away. The attachment also helps give the rider lift and the freedom to use his hands for other movements, instead of just holding onto the kite handle.

How fast and far a rider can go depends on wind, the riders’ level of experience and his fitness level, but it is in big part determined by the type of power kite he has. Generally, the bigger the kite, the more lift and power it can generate. There are however smaller kites which allow for easier movement and much faster speeds.

A beginner kiteboarder will generally use a “less aggressive” kite, which allow for more control when learning how to manoeuvre the kite.The size of the kite will depend on the wind speed. The larger kites are used in less windy situations and smaller kites in opposite situations. Riders’ generally use a anemometer or, more typically, visual clues as shown in the Beaufort scale, to determine wind speed.

 

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