Beginner Kite choice

Beginner Kite choice

Post by Carlos Soare » Thu, 21 Aug 1997 04:00:00


I would like to buy a cheap beginners stunt kite. I have a list of kites
in mind but I can't make a choice. Does any of you have experience with
the kites below and which one would be the best choice? I'm especially
interested in the Sprinter from Wolkensturmer since it looks very strong
with 5mm carbon frame (I don't want a broken kite after the first crash)
and I like the design. Can I learn beginners tricks with this kite?

Here's the list:

Delta-Flizz from HQ
Chico from HQ
Dynamo from Powerhouse
Sprinter from Wolkensturmer
X-TRO from Flexifoil

With kind regards,

Carlos Soares
in The Netherlands

 
 
 

Beginner Kite choice

Post by Les Picksto » Thu, 21 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I would like to buy a cheap beginners stunt kite. I have a list of kites
> in mind but I can't make a choice. Does any of you have experience with
> the kites below and which one would be the best choice? I'm especially
> interested in the Sprinter from Wolkensturmer since it looks very strong
> with 5mm carbon frame (I don't want a broken kite after the first crash)
> and I like the design. Can I learn beginners tricks with this kite?

> Here's the list:

> Delta-Flizz from HQ
> Chico from HQ
> Dynamo from Powerhouse
> Sprinter from Wolkensturmer
> X-TRO from Flexifoil

> With kind regards,

> Carlos Soares
> in The Netherlands

                   I bought an X-tro as a beginners kites but found that
it needed more skill than I had at the time. Its a quick little kite and
in a good wind will zip about,  if you're not careful with it you'll be
constantly re- launching it.  I found that a bigger kite was better for
learning and bought a Box of Tricks,  now I find I can fly the X-tro
having learned the basics on a gentler kite.  In lighter wind conditions
the X-tro needs lighter lines than those supplied I use 80lb spectra lines
and she responds very well.
                     I use the Dyneema lines supplied to fly my BOT.
                 I would finally suggest that you get down to your local
kite club and see if you can get a fly with some of the kites on your
list.  You can then think about what suits you best.

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