Beginner Kites

Beginner Kites

Post by Scott D. Spiegl » Tue, 27 Apr 1993 04:16:30


As a very inexperienced and unskilled kite flyer, I was wondering
if anyone can recommend some good, starter kites? What styles?
Materials? Price ranges? Where to buy? Any books available?

Thanks, Scott

 
 
 

Beginner Kites

Post by space.. » Tue, 27 Apr 1993 09:51:58


Quote:
> As a very inexperienced and unskilled kite flyer, I was wondering
> if anyone can recommend some good, starter kites? What styles?
> Materials? Price ranges? Where to buy? Any books available?

> Thanks, Scott

As for a starter kite, for a realitively low price (i.e. bang for your buck
IMHO) I would suggust you get a Skynasaur Razorwing 74.  This kite
has fiberglass spars (Glaspar, I think it is called), is made of
rip-stop nylon material.  This kite is sold with strings (dacron) and
plastic handles.  It has a good low wind performance for its 4 ft wing
span (You can lower the req'd wind by purchasing 80-lb spectra.)

I have flown this kite with the (dacron) and I was impressed with
it's ability to hold the wind.  I have also flown this kite
with the 80-lb spectra- and flew it in 4 mph wind (not as much work as
I figured it would be).

I would suggust you find a local kite shop and get one from them.

BTW, the kite is gaurenteed (sp?) for life -if anything breaks- it
will be free to fix it.

NOW, some other words of advice:  Keep looking, and keep asking questions.
See if there is a local kite club around your area- go visit and chat with
them- and ask them about their kite.

My first kite, along with strings and Sky claws cost around $240.00.
I still fly this kite today- and am not bored with it yet- so make sure
you pick carefully!

Also, check the latest edition of the the FAQ: stunt kite review- there is
a little spat for newcommers to the sport/pastime.

Hope things work out well,

Paul
BTW- don't ask why I put the "( )" around the word dacron- I am a little
tired- and there is no way to edit this damn e-mail on my end-

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