How do I choose a kite?

The basic rule to follow when choosing a kite size — the stronger the wind you expect, the smaller your kite should be. The wind range at which you can safely ride is from 3–5 to 15–20 m/s, and comfortable for most riders — from about 6 to 12 m/s.

Which kite is best for beginner?

Top 6 Starter Kites for Beginners

  • Best Delta Kite from StuffKidsLove. …
  • Prism Synapse Dual-Line Parafoil Kite. …
  • Hengda Kite Octopus Foil Kite. …
  • 5M Large Octopus Parafoil Kite from Amazona’s Presentz. …
  • Nylon Diamond Kite from Chipmunkk. …
  • Mint’s Colorful Life Devil Fish Delta Kite.

What size kite do I need for my weight?

Kite Size Chart

Rider Weight (kg) 43 Wind Speed
Kite Size (m2) 6 15
7 14
7 13
8 12

What kite sizes do I need?

How to Select the Right Kite Size

  • Large kite for lighter winds (14-18m) – 8-15mph.
  • Medium kite for medium winds (11-13m) – 15-20mph.
  • Small kite for higher winds (5-9m) – 20-25 mph.

What shape of kite flies best?

Delta Kites

When asking for the best kite to fly, we almost always say a delta. These are generally the kites we guide beginners to. Delta Kites are named for their triangular shape. They have a wide wind range of around 5-20 mph for an easy, stable flight.

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Why are kites shaped like diamond?

Modern Diamond kites, sometimes referred to as Eddy Kites, after the designer who added a bow in the cross spar, are typically made with a dihedral that helps the kite to maintain its shape providing maximum sail area to catch the wind and consequently, increased lift.

What are Indian fighter kites?

One ancient design, the fighter kite, became popular throughout Asia. Most variations, including the of India and Japan, are small, flat, roughly diamond-shaped kites made of paper, with a tapered bamboo spine and a balanced bow. Flown without tails that would hinder their agility, these highly maneuverable flat kites…

How big should my kiteboard be?

An average kiteboard size is 135cm – 145cm x 38 – 41cm. Light wind kiteboards are typically wider 145 – 165 x 45 – 48cm. For beginners, a larger board is helpful to smooth over mistakes that drive you downwind.