How To Choose The Best Kite
How To Choose The Best Kite
As with any other sports, you have to start with the basics. This is how to choose the most suitable kite for you.
Hello, I'm Thomas from the Kitesurf Centre. Today, I'm just going to show you a couple of tips on how to fly a kite and how to get into these brilliant sports of kite flying. I'm now going to show you how to choose the best kite or how to pick the most suitable kite for what you're wanting to do.
So, there's no real best kite. It's just going to be the best kite for that specific sports or that specific area of the sport. So, just we're going to run through one of the most suitable power kites for a beginner and how to look for that type of kite.
So, what you'd want to be looking for in your power kite is something that's quite short and fat. So if we're looking at the kite as if it's laid out on the floor, well, this shape, well then. The reason why we want a quite short and fat kite is that type of kite will be a lot more stable.
Something long and thin like this is going to be really fast through the air and that's going to make it a little bit harder to handle and a little bit more aggressive, and if it goes wrong, it's going to be a little bit worse. Something short and fat like this is going to be really smooth in the air and when the gusts and the lulls happen, it's just going to be hovering around and fly really nicely. So, the other reason a short and fat kite's quite nice is you get a really nice pull through the skies so it's not going to be really fast but it's going to be a constant pull, and just for the traction kite flying, if you're standing on the beach flying your kite, it's going to get a good pull with a short and fat kite like this.
It's quite grunty like a diesel engine. A thin kite like this is going to be fast through the air so it's not actually going to pull that much for just the traction kite flying but when you get on to the landboard, in your buggy, and you're getting experience, you want something that's going to perform along thin kites like this. It's going to be really good because you're going to have more lift and it's got less drag due to this thin outline which when you start going fast, it's going to create more and more speed due to the apparent wind because you're moving and it's going to be a lot more fun.
But to start with something like this, the deep canopy on this kite is perfect if you're looking for your first kite but it's going to keep going for a long time and it will become your high wind kite later on perhaps. So, it's then really good brand that you have to look into. You've got Flexifoil, HQ, Peter Lynn are good, Ozone makes really nice full kites, and any of the all-around kites with this sort of shape, it's going to be a great first kite.
That's how we choose our best kite. .