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Good Kites for learning?

Postby JoseTumaco » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:32 am

Please can you suggest good Kites for learning?

I bought a second hand Naish Park but it is not easy at all. Perhaps too old. I also tried with Ozone Edge v9 and also very difficult.

Thanks

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby vakiter » Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:00 am

What exactly is the problem?

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby SMJ » Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:12 am

Just about every brand has an all-around / freeride kite in their lineup. These kites are the easiest to learn on and progress your first couple years. They are typically stable in the sky, re-launch fairly easily, and can do most kiting disciplines well.

Here are some examples:
Naish Triad
Cabrinha Switchblade
Duotone Evo
Core Nexus
North Reach
Ozone Enduro
Ocean Rodeo Roam

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby Gestalt » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:02 am

SMJ wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:12 am
Just about every brand has an all-around / freeride kite in their lineup. These kites are the easiest to learn on and progress your first couple years. They are typically stable in the sky, re-launch fairly easily, and can do most kiting disciplines well.

Here are some examples:
Naish Triad
Cabrinha Switchblade
Duotone Evo
Core Nexus
North Reach
Ozone Enduro
Ocean Rodeo Roam
Agreed with this list. Duotone Evo SLS would be my pick. Another option, my kiteboarding instructor friend chose the Duotone Neo SLS to teach absolute beginners due to it being slightly easier at relaunching.

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby Slappysan » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:37 pm

1-strut kites are usually the best suited kites to beginners. I would try:
Naish Boxer
Cab Contra 1S

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby andylc » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:28 pm

As already said most makes have a good all round kite for everything, including learning, that you’re unlikely to grow out of.

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby sergei Scotland » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:57 pm

JoseTumaco wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:32 am
Please can you suggest good Kites for learning?

I bought a second hand Naish Park but it is not easy at all. Perhaps too old. I also tried with Ozone Edge v9 and also very difficult.

Thanks
As a beginner struggling in the beginning for a long time - can just say that my problems were:
1) my board was too small. At 95 kg I needed 145x48 to get going.
2)my kite was too small - 10m
3)I was trying to kite in not enough wind. Would be OK with bigger kite though
4)Was not pointing my board downwind. Board was physically 90 degrees to the lines.
5)Related to 4 - was not pointing board downwind because was effectively scared of speed I was going with when pointing downwind.
Cure to all 5 was bigger board and bigger kite. This allowed kiting in less wind with less speed and less power and I was up and going in about 4 sessions.
Especially when I bought a 12 m Airush Progression to add to 145x48 little rocker board.
Just my 2 cents. Don't know the kites you tried, your weight and size of your boards. But any of above would slow most beginners a lot I feel. So might be something to going about?

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby jakemoore » Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:30 pm

What are you trying to learn and in what conditions?

Why not the Soul and the Hydrofoil you have?

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:49 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:30 pm
What are you trying to learn and in what conditions?

Why not the Soul and the Hydrofoil you have?
I was thinking the same?

You are an experienced hydrofoiler talking about which method for sanding your foil, and you have two 12 m2s and a 9 m2 so why asking about easy kites? :naughty:


I don't think we understand your question.?

Are you riding a TT or waveboard or is it for your hydrofoil?

Or don't you like your foil kites and want to go LEI?

If so, just give it some time with the two kites you got now, they are okay and you will learn quite fast :thumb:

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Re: Good Kites for learning?

Postby galzohar » Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:14 pm

Any new kite that isn't targeted at freestyle (unhooked)... But overall I like recommending the evo to beginners, or XR or even Rebel. But there are many good kites for beginners. What's more important is that it's not too old and of the correct size, and similarly for the rest of your gear (board, harness, wetsuit).


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