What is the right kite size for me?

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.

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 is the best kite size?

With that being said most average sized riders (140-190lbs) would want to start with a 12m kite. This is the standard for most riders. This size will get you out on the water most windy days depending on where you live. Most people will ultimately need at least two kites, One for lower winds and one for higher winds.

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.
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How do you find the size of a kite?

The kite sizes are determined according to your weight and wind speed, but not your experience in kite surfing.

Approximate kite sizes for the beginners are:

  1. 121 – 150 lbs = 7 m²
  2. 151 – 175 lbs = 9 m²
  3. 176 – 200 lbs = 11 m²
  4. > 200 lbs = 13 m²

How big is a kite?

Red kites are 60 to 70 cm (24 to 28 in) long with a 175–179 cm (69–70 in) wingspan; males weigh 800–1,200 g (28–42 oz), and females 1,000–1,300 g (35–46 oz). It is an elegant bird, soaring on long wings held at a dihedral, and long forked tail, twisting as it changes direction.

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.

What is kite aspect ratio?

The proportion between the surface area (A) of the kite and its span (S) is called the aspect ratio. You can calculate the kite’s Aspect Ratio by measuring the span of the kite and then dividing the square of the span (in meters) by the kite’s area (in square meters).

What type of kite flies best in low wind?

Delta kites are great for light winds: While the design of a Delta kite allows it to be launched easily, it is also easy for a Delta kite to stay in the air even in light winds. This allows for longer periods of kite flying when other types of kites can’t stay in the air due to a lack of wind.

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Which kite should I buy?

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.

What is the best size power kite for beginners?

For people with previous kite flying experience or looking to get involved in traction activities such as kitelandboarding, buggying or snowkiting should consider a 4-line kite between 3 – 4m in size for use in a majority of wind conditions.