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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
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    2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite - Profile 2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite - Front

    2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $799.00
    Was: $1,099.00
    2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite Video | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify color...
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    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $799.00 - $1,199.00
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee  Do it all and then some? Please and thank you. The 2019 Rally, back to astound and amaze, can cover all of your kiting bases with...
    $799.00 - $1,199.00
  • 2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $999.00 - $1,699.00
    2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Rally GT V1: The NEW Rally GT is the evolution of our most popular and versatile freeride crossover kite. With a distinctly different outline than prior years, the Rally GT has been...
    $999.00 - $1,699.00
  • 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    2020 Slingshot SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $1,049.00 - $1,549.00
    2020 Slingshot SST V5 What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 SST V5: The SST is the kite of choice for surfers, foilers, directional riders, downwind fanatics and general freeriders who value down the line drift, through the window speed and...
    $1,049.00 - $1,549.00