How to choose my first Kite?
Choosing your first kitesurfing inflatable kite can be an exciting but challenging task. Inflatable kites are the most popular type of kite used in kitesurfing due to their ease of use, stability, and safety features. Here are some factors to consider when choosing your first kitesurfing inflatable kite:
Size: The size of the kite is determined by the wind conditions and the weight of the rider. As a beginner, you should choose a kite that is easy to handle and has a moderate size. A smaller kite is quicker in the air, but may not provide enough power in light wind conditions. On the other hand, a larger kite can provide more power but may be heavier and slower.
Type: There are different types of inflatable kites, such as delta, bow, hybrid and C-kites. Delta kites are easy to launch and relaunch, and are suitable for beginners. Bow kites are more powerful and offer better depower making them ideal for intermediate to advanced riders but also beginners shouldn’t have problems with relaunching from water. Hybrid kites are a combination of delta and bow kites, offering the benefits of both. C-kites are advance Freestyle not recommended for beginners.
Control: The control system of the kite is also an important factor to consider. The control system should be comfortable and easy to use. You can choose the size of the bar and length of depower distance.
Brand: It is important to choose a reputable brand that is known for producing high-quality kites. Brands like Eleveight, Cabrinha, Core or Reedin are popular among kitesurfers.
Price: Finally, you should consider your budget. Inflatable kites can be expensive, so it is important to invest in a high-quality kite that is durable and can withstand wear and tear. However, if you are on a tight budget, you can also consider buying a used kite.
In summary, choosing your first kitesurfing inflatable kite involves considering the size, type, control system, brand, and price. By doing your research and seeking advice from experienced kitesurfers, you can make an informed decision and choose a kite that will help you progress quickly and safely in the sport.