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
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
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. 5
Ocean Rodeo GO-JOE, Orange
  • 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. 6
Kiteboard Kite Compression Bag
  • A necessity for the traveling kiter
Bestseller No. 7
2017 CrazyFly Allround Kitesurfing Kiteboard Complete With Allround Bindings, Fins, And All Hardware, 138 x 43cm
  • If you are looking for a high quality kiteboard which performs well, looks cool, and has a very attractive price tag, then the Allround is...
  • For 2017, we have completely redesigned the Allround and also the Allround bindings.
  • This board received a brand new outline and single concave bottom. The tips are now more squared providing a larger surface area for better...
  • An incredibly comfortable board with soft flex, great upwind ability and a decent amount of pop, the Allround is constructed from three main...
  • Flat Bottom - this bottom shape has superior gliding performance.
Bestseller No. 8
Bestseller No. 9
2014 Cabrinha H2 Footpads and Straps Size Small
  • Fits men size 5-8
  • Two quick adjusting velcro straps provide full foot coverage for a locked in connection with positive edge engagement
  • Triple Density pad designed for a smooth comfortable ride while providing grip and impact resistance
  • Customizable heel pad inserts to tune your ride to hard and responsive or soft and comfortable
  • M6 Stainless steel mounting hardware & Cabrinha Multi Tool included
Bestseller No. 10
2017 CrazyFly Cruiser LW Lightwind Kitesurfing Kiteboard Complete With Hexa Bindings, Fins, And All Hardware, 160 x 44cm
  • The Hexa Binding provides unlimited adjustability to accommodate all foot shapes and sizes, while offering unmatched comfort and board feel....
  • The very well balanced medium flex of this board suits intermediate and advanced riders, it rides comfortably in choppy waters and the flat...
  • The fins are positioned on the heel edge of the tips and in the center of the tips and, as a result, they stay in the water all the time and...
  • Flat bottom shape has superior gliding performance.
  • Multiaxial fiber glass fibers causes the board to have more flex in torsion and still remain very strong.

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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