forum for snow- and landkiters
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Looking for a kite.
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I just recently became interested in kiteboarding. I have a board and now I just need a kite. I have been looking around amazon and ebay for 'traction' or 'power' kites. I have found a couple that look nice but being knew I have know idea what the kite needs to have. Such as: Handlebars, safety breaks, harness etc... If anyone knows a good kite for me please comment!
I am 14 years old, and about 115 lbs. I am doing this on very short grass/dirt with about, well, Lubbock, Texas weather so it can be anywhere from 5mph wind to 30mph.
If that helps at all ^
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start out with a 4 line fixed bridle kite with handles or bar. Get a 3m size and learn from there.
The 3m will be good up to 18-20mph for your weight at a guess.
Ozone flow is a good model to start out on.
After a while you will want to upgrade into Depower. but for now learn the ropes on a fixed bridle kite.
Also go to www.kitecrowd.com
. That UK Based forum has alot more landkiters on it and you will get more advice than this one which is mainly kitesurfers and snow kiters.
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