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Which kite is right?

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Do you want to launch a kite and park it in the sky, steer a kite around in the sky, or pull yourself across the beach? – You decide.

  1. One Line/ Single Line Kites
    A single string connects the kite to the winder to make these kites as simple and playful as childhood. Single line kites are the easiest kites to fly. They are great for the young or young at heart.
  2. Two Line/ Dual Line Kites
    Two flying lines allow you to manoeuvre the kite around the sky with loops and tricks.   2 line stunt kites are built for speed, durability and fun! Challenge yourself with these exciting hands-on kites.
  3. Power Kites with 3/4 lines
    Harness the wind to power yourself across land, sea or snow. Power kites can be flown on a control bar or handles. These kites are perfect for those wishing to experience the thrill of wind powered fun.

NB: Classification are not set in stone, there is in-betweeners.

Stunt Kite for Beginner

If you are searching for a stunt kite for a beginner, you will find as much information as different kites. – So we’d like to mention a couple of useful pointers from our long time experience to consider:

  • Most beginners don’t like to spend a lot money on their first kite, even if it would be sensible to do so, because quality has its price.
  • Size matters, but bigger is not necessarily better.
  • Beginners like to fly kites in high winds. When tree branches are swaying or the waves are high, is considered “great kite weather”. For that reason a beginners kite has to be robust.
  • Starters will push kites to their limits. Best to chose strong materials, like ripstop nylon for the sail and a solid carbon frame.
  • Stunt Kites for beginners have to be easy to fly, be capable of all basic moves and they shouldn’t be too sensitive to control and steer either.
  • A beginner kite should fly consistently in all areas of the wind’s power zone.
  • Most beginners are far away from tricks and freestyle flying, for that reason a pure freestyle stunt kite is not recommended as a very first kite.
  • Always have a look at the whole package and its contents. It is important that stunt kites for beginners come with a good set of braided flying lines, two hand straps (not reels) and a decent kite bag to store your lines and kite.

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The Colours-in-motion (CIM) range ticks all the right boxes for a great experience for a stunt kite novice. Read more …

How to fly an Eddy Kite

“I purchased a kite from you a few weeks ago but I can’t seem to get it to fly. I didn’t come with any instructions. Would you be able to help me out?”

If you need help with setting up and flying a diamond shaped kite like an Eddy, watch this easy to follow video by jimskites.co.nz to get you soaring 😉

“That’s great, thank you very much.” T. from Swords, Dublin.