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
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    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC1 - Blue 2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC2 - Red

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    Duotone

    $960.00 - $1,536.00
    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Rebel The all-time classic high performance freeride kite, benchmark in big air superiority and stunning hangtime,...
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    2019 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $855.00 - $1,423.00
    2019 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Evo The Evo is the best all rounder with an incredible wind range, precise power delivery, amazing stability and...
    $855.00 - $1,423.00
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    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $799.00 - $1,303.00
    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite  Features | Technology | Wind Range What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Neo: The high-performance pure wave-riding kite, securing Airton Cozzolino and Matchu Lopes 3x World Champion titles, impressing...
    $799.00 - $1,303.00