MARS Flight Crew http://www.mars.org.uk/
UKRA #1108 Level 2 PSMR
Or a NewTech Firecracker, similar size to the Beetle but a little
more rigid. It takes a little more wind than the Beetle to get
off the ground but it is more stable in the air.
I've also seen NewTech M-80s on the web for 50 pounds (excluding
delivery). A larger and more capable kite which might serve you
for longer than a Beetle or Firecracker.
Just returning from the UK, one of the better flying and selling kites is now
the Ignitor. It has already become very popular in the US and now in the UK as
I designed this one to be stable, and easy to fly. The price in the UK is about
12.50-15 pounds, 15 -20USD and is about the best value I have seen. Others may
have more panels, more colors, but what sells the kite is the superiour build
quality, materials and design.
The Fuse is next , a bit larger still in Solid fiberglass. This one too is a
good all around beginner kite.
The Firecracker is next in our line up at New Tech Kites. Now this one switches
to Carbon frame which does allow it to fly in less winds than the previous
mentioned kites. It is more durable and since it is larger, more stable and if
you can afford it, I recommend this one above all the rest.
Keep in mind that the more you know, the easier it will be to fly in lighter
All of our kites come with a very good Flight School manual to help you gain
the basic skills required to begin flying sport kites.
Beginners should not really be trying to fly in less than 6-8 mph anyway so in
the beginning, light wind kites are not that important. However, the
Firecracker will fly in light winds, but more importantly, where others framed
in lighter frames may fly in lighter winds only detected and appreciated by
experienced fliers, the Firecracker will handle higher winds without the
shaking you will experience from the other kites. So that is why I designed the
Firecracker to be stable, able to handle a pretty light wind, but also a strong
wind as well.
Hope that helps and email me anytime with any questions you may have about
flying sport kites.
So, do you want a single line kite that you can't steer but looks pretty?
- in which case you can begin with a plastic sled that'll cost you 2 in
... or a nice box kite, or something else cellular
... or lots of other easy-to-fly choices
Or do you want something on two lines
- again there are plastic 2 line stunters in Woolworths for under a tenner
- or you can get higher quality diamond stunters and the like
- or you can go a little more upmarket and get something like a Beetle,
allow you to try "tricks", more advanced than merely tracing out shapes
in the sky.
Or do you want something that pulls hard (a power kite) -- either to enjoy
the pull, or
to pull you around on a board or a buggy
- people recommend the 2 line flexifoil range for beginners
- there are also quad line kites, about which I know very little.
Then there's fighting kites. I'd suggest they're a bit challenging for a
Post back saying which area you're interested in, and I'm sure you'll get
more consistent answers.
If it's something else you are after...sorry i cant help you cos i just dont
know too much about others.
The price range for a flexi 6 as stated above is about 60 - 70 ...but for
the reasons stated, spend the extra 40 or so and go for an 8 or a 10.