Beginners kite

Beginners kite

Post by Sally-Ann Swamm » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:59:04


Can someone recommend a good kite for a beginner please?  Price range would
be 60 or less to be flown occassionally in the park and at the beach.
Cheers.
Sally
 
 
 

Beginners kite

Post by Chris Eilbec » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 09:24:24

Quote:

> Can someone recommend a good kite for a beginner please?  Price
> range would be 60 or less to be flown occassionally in the park and
> at the beach.

I'd spend a little more and get a Flexifoil Stacker if I were you.

Chris
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Beginners kite

Post by zzzzzz » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 16:21:00

Beetle



Quote:
> Can someone recommend a good kite for a beginner please?  Price range
would
> be 60 or less to be flown occassionally in the park and at the beach.
> Cheers.
> Sally


 
 
 

Beginners kite

Post by Phillip Fayer » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 18:04:40

Quote:
>>Can someone recommend a good kite for a beginner please?  Price range
>> would
>>be 60 or less to be flown occassionally in the park and at the beach.
>>Cheers.
>>Sally


 > Beetle

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.

Phillip.

 
 
 

Beginners kite

Post by Djskit » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 20:25:21

Hi Sally,

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
well.
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
winds.
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.
Sincerely
Dodd Gross
www.newtechkites.com

 
 
 

Beginners kite

Post by John Hartnu » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 22:36:05


Quote:
> Can someone recommend a good kite for a beginner please?  Price range
> would be ?60 or less to be flown occassionally in the park and at the
> beach. Cheers.
> Sally

Sally, you didn't explain what you wanted out of your kite. I'm a bit of a
dabbler myself, preferring to get into a broad range in a shallow way,
rather than specialise in one thing and become an expert... Jack of all
trades master of none...

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
Woolworths...
     ... 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,
which would
     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
beginner.

Post back saying which area you're interested in, and I'm sure you'll get
more consistent answers.

 
 
 

Beginners kite

Post by knba.row » Tue, 24 Sep 2002 04:31:21

Hi Sally...I am quite new to this kiting lark...if its a power kite you are
after, the flexifoil 8 or 10, you could start straight off on a 6- but i
think you would be a tad dissapointed in the pulling power ( unless you are
of very slight build )...I went straight off onto a super 10 and they are
ace.

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.



Quote:
> Can someone recommend a good kite for a beginner please?  Price range
would
> be 60 or less to be flown occassionally in the park and at the beach.
> Cheers.
> Sally