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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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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby AdroVempo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:36 am

from the above long list of kites, If the options are

Slingshot Rally vs Cabrinha Radar (yes, Radar :)), can someone please give a suggestion.

I am a beginner and am leaning towards the Radar, but am afraid that I might be losing out on a great deal on the Rally (basically, they are both available at the same low/discounted price).

If progression is my main aim, should I choose Radar over Rally?

Thanks,
AdroVempo.

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:11 am

Get a Naish Pivot, awesome kites for pretty much everything short of a megaloop. I wish I could try enough other kites to be able to compare, like the OR Prodigy above, but I cannot do that. All I can say is that after 10 years of kiting when I first flew a 2015 Pivot 9m I was hooked. Now have a 2016 7m too and it is even better. Can't speak for larger sizes, but would love to have a 2017 or 2018 6m kite for this season in Cape Town. Check out Kevin Langaree's KEVVLOG #34 to see what he can do with a 2018 9m Pivot in Cape Town, amazing!

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Re: the best beginner kite

Postby vkngktr » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:09 am

aniva wrote:
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
Airush Lithium.


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