I've just started to learn to kitesurf so was really interested in the "Kites to steer clear of" post. I think its really useful to let us newbie's know what equipment is right for us. I am really dubious of buying a kite and wouldn't even think about going without someone who knows what they are talking about.
Plus - being a girl kiter I've found that some kiteshops i have visited don't even give me the time of day and when i ask for advice they look at me like i'm some sort of alien and that i don't know wht i'm talking about - so i tend not to get the best advice - so thanks for the helpful post!
I've been learning on the Peter Lyn Arc which a great kite and loads of fun to fly and i would be really grateful if someone could give me some advice as to what size kites are suitable for light winds and strong winds.
One more thing - the Cabrinha seems like a really sturdy popular kite down in Cornwall - can anyone give me an idea on what it's actually like to fly?