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the best beginner kite

Postby dennisdeslager » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:45 pm

Hi, i'm looking for a new kite for a beginner
i'm 5'7" and about 105 pounds
I am looking for the BEST allround beginner kite, doesn't matter what brand.
I want something with a wide range what would be the best size of kite for me.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby kiteingcolin1 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:21 pm

dennisdeslager wrote:Hi, i'm looking for a new kite for a beginner
i'm 5'7" and about 105 pounds
I am looking for the BEST allround beginner kite, doesn't matter what brand.
I want something with a wide range what would be the best size of kite for me.
105 pounds? wow thats light,, you will only need smallish kites, lucky you, the best kite for you? who knows? your instructor would be best placed to answer that one, he will see if your a gutsy sporty fit type, or a whimp, kites for all but all kites are different,
if you give us a bit of your background in sports, fitness, attitude, age,sex. sailing location, beach condition,waves or not, lagoon to learn in of shore break hell.
there is a best kite for a combination of a collection of these elements.

of course there is Ebay
but forget that route for now

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby JGTR » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:47 pm

There isn't really a "best" beginners kite as there are so many good kites out there. All the big manufacturers have a kite designed or suited to beginners but general rule of thumb stick with the big names and preferably go with a brand that is sold local to you incase you ever need spares/warranty/customer support.

I'd steer clear of the really beginner learner kites that some manufacturers offer as they have lower resale values and you'll quickly outgrow them.

As far as Best goes, they make great kites with proven reliability and performance, I think the Waroo will be great for you, or even the Taboo if you are more adventurous :-)

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby Don Monnot » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:01 pm

A beginner tends to crash their kite a lot, so getting a kite that practically relaunches itself would be a significant consideration. If you're interested in Best brand, I'd suggest the Kahoona. For a Cabrinha kite, I'd suggest the Convert. I'm not real familiar with a lot of the other brands.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby vp » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:38 pm

Any delta shape kite will work great for a beginner - super easy relaunch , very stable and forgiving, and big range. I'd suggest to get a 7m to 9m kite (depending on your location / wind conditions).

I have very good experience with Best Kahoonas for beginners.. It's a great , simple , little kite (7.5m) . We've gone through about 2 dozen of them at my school in the last two seasons and have not had a single issue. Price is right too.. especially with the current promotion Best is having , you can get a complete 7.5 with bar for $798.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby KiteCulture » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:43 pm

I teach with the Epic Renegade and have heard great feedback from students that have bought the kite. Great relaunch (almost too easy), amazing stability in the air... there are loads of reviews on this kite on this site.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby playacopal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:58 am

hands down, Cabrinha Convert 2011
we use them here in Playa Copal Costa Rica....they are easy to relaunch, durable, stable(even the 5m) and yet, we can ride them and have fun..(loops, ect...)
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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby VOMKB » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:06 am

Take a look at the Liquid Force Envy 2011.

Here is a tech description:



The max flow feature is very nice and helps with inflation and deflation of the kite. Here is another video of the Envy 7 2011:



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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby jumarcil » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:05 am

Kahoonas are great kite; the relaunch is excellent and they are really easy to fly; priced right; robust.


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