Trainer kite suggestions?

Trainer kite suggestions?

Postby bonobo » Mon May 06, 2013 7:18 am

Hi all,

What can I say, this sport looks awesome and I'm very intrigued. I'm looking to get into kiteboarding and am looking for some advice on where to start. I'm a total noob, I've done some light research, but this seems like the place to be for kiteboarding information.

I am 5'9" 150lbs -
I know I need a trainer kite, but what size? should I get a 2-4 line kite? what else am I looking for when buying a trainer kite? I most likely want to buy a used trainer, unless there is a better reason to buy new.

Thanks in advance!

Oh and if anyone has advice on locations to fly, that would be greatly appreciated as well - I live just north of downtown Seattle.

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Re: Trainer kite suggestions?

Postby cdefield » Mon May 06, 2013 8:23 am

I am still fairly new, but a trainer kite (from my experience) is just to help you get a feel for how a kite operates (wind window, manuevers, etc). So you'd be fine with a basic HQ 3M 2 line trainer kite. I used one for a week or so until I had enough money to purchase a 10M for snow/surf kiteboarding. Most trainer kites relaunch pretty easy.
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Re: Trainer kite suggestions?

Postby bonobo » Mon May 06, 2013 8:43 am

Okay, I figured it didn't need to be too fancy since it is an introductory phase. I'll see what I can find, I can't wait to get started. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Trainer kite suggestions?

Postby Salmonslayer » Mon May 06, 2013 8:56 am

I think you can rent one from Urban Surf. You won't use it much after you start kiting. I bought one and kept it around for friends to use, so, buying one as a friend recruitment tool is not a bad idea either.
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Re: Trainer kite suggestions?

Postby Loki » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:35 am

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Re: Trainer kite suggestions?

Postby group » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:07 pm

I'll see what I can find, I can't wait to get started. Thanks for the reply.
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