Buy the right size of Kite.
Kite size does matter !
Simply put, take your kiteboarding lesson first! Your kiteboarding instructor with show you how the kite works, and what you should be practicing. You will get to fly the kite/s and see for yourself if you can handle the kite and you may even get to try the kite you plan to purchase before you lay money down. When you lesson is finished, ask your instructor,” What is the ideal kite size and model for me to learn and grow into ?”
It’s in your best interest and safety, if you buy the right size and model of kite to match your size, wind conditions and skill level. Doing so will aid your learning, and provide you with enough power to ride the most number of days per year. This means you will become a kiteboarder safer and quicker.
Avoid buying a kite gear before you take lessons. The students that take this route, end up regretting their purchase, and in the end, they learn slower, or not at all. Get the right thing on the first try and become the kiteboarder you want to be, quicker and safer.
If you insist on getting gear without the input of your instructor … What model of kite should i get? We suggest you purchase the “All Terrain” model kite. All the manufacturers offer such a kite. You want a kite that “Does it All”. These kites help you progress into the sport, but you never outgrow them … even after years of use.
Examples of such kites:
If you purchase a kiteboarding kite and you are not familiar with the kites safety system or you are unsure about any of it … then take an equipment orientation lesson with a certified and experienced instructor to teach you how it works and what it can do for you to aid your learning.
Feel Free to contact me with any Equipment Questions
Chief Instructor – MantaWaterSports.com