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Kites Recommended for Beginners

Kites Recommended for Beginners

The Cabrinha Switchblade, one of the best kites for beginners!When learning to kiteboard, a beginner friendly kite can make a vast difference to your early success. As someone new to the sport, you should look for a kite of appropriate size (see below) that has a reliable safety release, a good amount of on-demand depower, easy relaunch, a wide wind range, and stability. The followings kites match those criteria. 

What is your correct kite size?
Wind 12-18 mph   Wind 16-24 mph   Wind 22-30 mph
Rider Weight Kite Size   Rider Weight Kite Size   Rider Weight Kite Size
200+ lbs 17m+   200+ lbs 17m+   200+ lbs 12m
200 lbs 17m   200 lbs 14m   200 lbs 9-10m
180 lbs 14-17m   180 lbs 12m   180 lbs 8-9m
160 lbs 14m   160 lbs 10-12m   160 lbs 7-8m
140 lbs 12m   140 lbs 8-9m   140 lbs 6m
120 lbs 10m   120 lbs 6m   120 lbs 4m
Chart based on average rider, on a standard twintip kiteboard
  • 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Vanilla 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Blue

    2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,009.95 - $1,909.95
    MONO FREERIDE / FOIL The perfect one strut kite for freeriding and foiling; light, powerful and dynamic, it is sure to excite you every session. Sizes: 3.5 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 KEY FEATURES PROGRESSIVE POWER DEVELOPMENT AT ANY STAGE POWER IS...
    $1,009.95 - $1,909.95
  • 2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite - C10 Vanilla / Light Grey 2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,659.95 - $2,209.95
    2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite FREERIDE / FREESTYLE / WAVE Sizes: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14m OVERVIEW The world's most versatile kite with the Strong Light Superior treatment to create the ultimate quiver killer, freeride, hooked and...
    $1,659.95 - $2,209.95
  • 2022 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,279.95 - $1,919.95
    Details The most user-friendly all-rounder in the Duotone line up, perfect for freeride, hooked freestyle and playing in some waves, it is one of the most popular kites on the market.   Key features The perfect allrounder Don’t look any...
    $1,279.95 - $1,919.95
  • 2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,139.95 - $1,779.95
    2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite WAVE Sizes: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12m **Duotone Pump Adapter not included (unavailable until 2022) - Please purchase a Duotone Pump if you do not have an adapter already** The Neo is the benchmark in...
    $1,139.95 - $1,779.95
  • 2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Red 2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Blue

    2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $979.95 - $1,879.95
    2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite **Duotone Pump Adapter not included (unavailable until 2022) - Please purchase a Duotone Pump if you do not have an adapter already** Freeride / Foil Sizes: 3.5m / 5m / 7m / 9m / 11m / 13m / 15m The ultimate one strut...
    $979.95 - $1,879.95