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 Razor Kitesurfing Kite
  • 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. 3
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. 4
Kiteboard Kite Compression Bag
  • A necessity for the traveling kiter
Bestseller No. 5
NSI Deceiver Kiteboard Travel Golf Bag (Black)
  • Accommodates boards up to 147 cm in length
  • Dimensions: Length 59", base end 13 1/2"x15", top end 11 1/2"x14"
  • Durable
  • Rollerwheels for easy airport navigation
Bestseller No. 6
WMFG Kiteboard Pump 2.0T
  • accessories, kite, pumps
Bestseller No. 7
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. 8
HQ Hydra II 300 V2 Kiteboarding CX Trainer Kite Bundle : (5 Items) Includes 2ND Control Bar Kite : CX 1.5M Foil Control Bar Trainer Kite + WindBone Kiteboarding Lifestyle Decals + WindBone Kitesurfing Key Chain + WB Kiteboarding Koozy Cooler : Water Trainer Foil Traction Power Kite
  • Kitesurfing Control Bar Trainer Bundle - Includes 5 Items (HQ Hydra II 300 Trainer Kite + CX 1.5M Foil Control Bar Trainer Kite + WindBone...
  • HQ/CX Kiteboarding Trainer Kite Bundle - Includes FREE Second 1.5M Trainer Kite with Control Bar
  • HQ Hydra II 300 3.0M Water Relaunchable 3 Meter Trainer Kite (All New Version 2 Model) - Only Trainer Kite that can be used on/in/over water
  • 2nd Kite: CX 1.5M Foil Trainer Kite complete with Control Bar & Lines
  • Plus Windbone Kiteboarding Lifestyle Items: WindBone KB Key Chain Fob + WindBone KB Beverage Cooler Holder + WindBone KB Decals
Bestseller No. 9
kiteboard, Kitesurfing Board Attachment And 30inch Rope Extension
  • Easily use your Oceanus EEL Leash on another board
Bestseller No. 10
Wheeled Golf Bag for Kiteboards/Travel by Slingshot Sports
  • Fully padded, wheeled, golf style travel bag with room for boards or anything else you need on your trip.
  • Will easily accommodate multiple kites, kiteboards, bindings, helmet, any other riding gear and your clothes and toiletries.
  • Rugged, durable construction.
  • Heavy duty wheels.
  • SIZE: 150cm (4'10")

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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