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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby Windrider » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:45 pm

In all honesty, you'd have to test ride a couple of different kites and decide which one you like the most. At the point that you can ride, you have to decide which one you like most based on how it feels to you. Each kite has a reasonably large folllowing. If there was one that was truly the best, all the others would die off due to lack of sales.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby aniva » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:51 am

is this thread alive, any updates to the list, seem so current list would be

Make Model
Ozone Catalyst V1
Ozone Catalyst V1
Nash Ride
Liquid Force Envy 2016
Slingshot Rally
North Rebel
North Evo
North Neo
North Dice
Best Roca
Cabrinha Radar
Cabrinha Switchblade
F1 Bandit

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby aniva » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:51 am

is this thread alive, any updates to the list, seem so current list would be

Make Model
Ozone Catalyst V1
Nash Ride
Liquid Force Envy 2016
Slingshot Rally
North Rebel
North Evo
North Neo
North Dice
Best Roca
Cabrinha Radar
Cabrinha Switchblade
F1 Bandit

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby Lokihel » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:30 am

aniva wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:51 am
is this thread alive
Not since 2011

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby aniva » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:54 pm

ok - then we just re-animated it :-)

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby Jwoo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:29 pm

Throughout this, what... 6 year old thread, there's not too much mention of Ocean Rodeo. I've owned Ozone Catalyst, Cabrinha Switcblade , and North Evo kites. After trying the OR Prodigy, I was hooked. It's just a great overall kite and blows away the other kites I've owned. It flies forward in the window (which I like), absorbs nasty gusts without being overly jerky, stays in the air during lulls, turns fast and with steady power, loops well, and drifts nicely when surfing. It also re-launches fairly quickly if your unfortunate enough to drop it in the waves. I think it's also a great kite for a beginner because it's very stable, especially in gusty conditions. I don't know about jumping as I ride strapless and haven't mastered strapless jumps yet. No I'm not associated with OR. I just love the kites.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby tegirinenashi » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:07 pm

The best beginner friendly kite is bow kite :advise:


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