I highly advocate the use of trainer kites and suggest that you purchase a
3-4 sq. meter kite for practice/training. Ideally, this will be an
inflatable leading edge kite that you can actually take to the water and
practice body dragging/surfing with and practice water relauching which is
much easier on a small kite and will totally prepare you for the larger kite
and learning to handle yourself with more power. The only exception is if
you plan to persue the kite buggy and other land kite traction sports such
as land kiteboards and snow kiting! If you plan to do this purchase a foil
as they are more land friendly!
I have a couple of used infatable leading edge kites that are small and
perfect for training. Contact me directly for more information.
I also distribute the Flexifoil kite buggies and have a lot of experience
with them and would be glad to help you out with my experience.
Chris M. Moore
Kiteboarding Instructor and Sales
1-800-334-4777 ext. 209 office
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