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Stunt Kite for Beginner

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

  • 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 …

Reloaded Kite History

Some amazing development from the early version of Level One’s “Easy Reloaded” in 2007 to the 2013 prototype version first called “Reloade-t” and pimped by PAW to the present “Reloaded” kite series.

You can follow the improvement of the Reloaded kite in videos; not just of the kite, but also of the advancement of tricks and flying techniques. A great example of kaizen.

Easy Reloaded:

Reloade-t

Reloaded

Kite Forums

gwtw_kite-forumIf you feel like browsing for kites, looking at kite pictures, watching kite videos, want a specific question answered or just like to communicate with like-minded folks, a good way to start is in one of the kite forums.

Fractured Axel (UK)
Gone with the wind (US)
Revolution Forum (US)
Extreme Kites (AUS)
Drachenforum (Germany)

Make sure you register to avail of all forum features.

Enjoy.
(dragonfly)