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First kite for landboarding

southpadreburt - 11-19-2016 at 07:35 PM

Looking for a first kite for my son(160 lb) to use with his landboard. He has good board skills and can pilot a buggy with a depower in mild conditions. Should I look for a kite with handles or go depower? Any recommendations for a good beginner kite. Will be using in the Baltimore area mostly on grass.

abkayak - 11-19-2016 at 08:22 PM

Gemini6kls 7.5 apex...can't go wrong w/ that

B-Roc - 11-20-2016 at 06:48 AM

While a 7.5 Apex could be a great choice, that totally depends on what type of winds he prefers to learn in. Looks like you have a pretty robust quiver. Why not let him have a go at a few of your kites and determine which style and size works best for him and then and then buy from there?

southpadreburt - 11-20-2016 at 07:17 AM

That would be a good idea but we live far apart.

windrider1 - 11-20-2016 at 07:42 AM

Already SOLD.:D

Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  
Gemini6kls 7.5 apex...can't go wrong w/ that

flyguy0101 - 11-20-2016 at 09:47 AM

Burt- I would recommend that he start with depower- I think when I met him at ww - he already knows how to fly and in my opinion it is much easier to learn with a depower. I am still a huge believer in starting with an ARC which is what I started with and found to be the easiest after having tried fixed bridle as well as a few foil depowers- I started Andrew on Apexs and he liked it okay but really improved and "got it" when I put him on an ARC. So that's my 2 cents and that would not change even if I did not have a 13m venom II rtf for sale:D

Demoknight - 11-21-2016 at 09:42 AM

Go depower without a doubt. Depowers make it so much easier to keep your balance and learn to trust the kite when it comes to leaning back against the pull.

ikemiester - 11-21-2016 at 05:26 PM

+1 for an arc. So simple and stable.