How many kites do you need?

Most people will ultimately need at least two kites, One for lower winds and one for higher winds.

What kites do I need?

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.

How many kitesurfing kites do I need?

Most riders find that 3 kites is enough to suit all conditions, some choosing even more to increase their wind range further.

What kites should I have in my quiver?

A collection of kites is called a quiver. Beginners often start with a single largish kite such as a 10, 11 or 12m that is suitable for winds ranging from 15 up to 25 knots. Once you have developed your skills you can go out in winds greater than 25 knots if you use smaller kites.

What is the best size kite for beginners?

A 144-144cm board (42-44cm wide) is usually a good beginner size for an average build rider (around 75kg) in light to moderate winds (12-18 knots). If you’re on the heavy side or tend to ride in low winds, you may need a bigger kite – see my post Best kite and board for heavy riders.

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Can you kitesurf in 12 knots?

The Magic Number: 12 Knots

As a general rule of thumb, it’s fair to say that you can launch a kite with between 5-to-7 knots (5.7-8 mph or 9.2-13 km/h) of wind. … Lighter and heavier kiteboarders will probably need a bit less or more wind, respectively.

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 size kite surfboard should I get?

Size. The size of your board will vary depending on the rider’s own height, weight, riding level, and wind/wave conditions. Generally, board companies produce boards between five feet and six feet tall for kitesurfing. A rule of thumb is that taller and heavier you are, bigger the board you will have and vice versa.

How do I choose a first kite?

The kite size depends on the place where you will be kiting. If it is a place with light wind then you should choose bigger 9m2-13m2 kites. If it is a place where the wind is very strong, consider choosing a 5m2-8m2 kite. Usually we recommend you have 2 kites- one for light wind days and one for strong wind days.

Are core kites good for beginners?

The quality of the kites is very good. Core also offers a beginner-friendly kite: The Core Nexus ( previously Core Free). Also here the Nexus convinces with an easy relaunch and stable flight characteristics.

What size kite do I need for foiling?

Our preferred setup for foiling, for kites between about 5-13 meters, is a 20” bar with 20m lines and 3m extensions. For all but the smallest and largest kites, the 20” bar is the perfect size for steering speed and handling.

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