Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by nonam.. » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 08:37:49


I would like to get my 10 year old daughter a beginner stunt kite for
Xmas. She is approximately 100 lbs with good upper body strength. Any
recommendations? Neither she or I have flown kites (except for one line
deltas) before. Most flying will be done on the beach. Thanks.
 
 
 

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by <garyresn.. » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 09:54:54

There are a lot of good kites out there for beginners, young and old.
I like the Beetle by Flying Wings. It's tough and flys nice. Make sure to
get the dyneema lineset.
New Tech has a number of good starter kites. Check out the Cherry Bomb. It's
a little bigger than the Beetle and has a great wind range. Comes with a
nice lineset and a really nice bag. The Cherry Bomb is very reasonably
priced. Lots of bang for the buck.
The ***ion by Premier is a nice looking, nice flying kite. Priced about
the same as the Beetle.
HQ Invento makes some of the nicest foils out there. The Symphony 1.4 and
1.8 are smooth graceful flyers and they pack up small so you can take them
anywhere. The larger foils can become a bit frightening for a little person
should the wind pick up.
Avoid kites by Go Fly a Kite. Their beginner kites tend to frustrate rather
than inspire.
Also avoid the toy store and discount store kites as well as the cheap
offerings on e-Bay.
Good luck in your search and keep in mind the above info comes from a person
who flys mostly single line kites.


Quote:
>I would like to get my 10 year old daughter a beginner stunt kite for
> Xmas. She is approximately 100 lbs with good upper body strength. Any
> recommendations? Neither she or I have flown kites (except for one line
> deltas) before. Most flying will be done on the beach. Thanks.


 
 
 

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by nonam.. » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 11:06:15

Thanks.

Right now, I am considering the Cherry Bomb, Pyro XS or the Prism
Catalyst. My main concern is a kite that is easy to fly and possibly
learn some simple tricks. I don't want to start with a kite that is
impossible for a newbie to keep in the air.

 
 
 

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by <garyresn.. » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 12:07:40

Of the three I would go with the Pyro XS, all  around a better kite.
Also, consider the Prism Nexus. A bit more money, but a lot more kite.
Quote:

> Right now, I am considering the Cherry Bomb, Pyro XS or the Prism
> Catalyst.

 
 
 

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by nonam.. » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:43:21

Thanks for the advice. I picked the Pryo XS. Hopefully I get get it up
in the air.
 
 
 

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by <garyresn.. » Thu, 01 Dec 2005 09:15:38

Great!
But be warned...
10 year olds generally fly better than their parents.
 
 
 

Recommendations wanted for beginner kite

Post by tom » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 00:29:54

HI ref your request below, my suggestion would be one of the following:  a
Dyna Kite or a Beetle  the Dyna Kite will fly in winds from 7 mph to brave
and the Beetle will fly in winds from 3 to 15, if you have any more

tom A.

Quote:
>I would like to get my 10 year old daughter a beginner stunt kite for
> Xmas. She is approximately 100 lbs with good upper body strength. Any
> recommendations? Neither she or I have flown kites (except for one line
> deltas) before. Most flying will be done on the beach. Thanks.