Trainer kites: learn to fly with simple kites

Trainer kites have been designed for kiteboarding beginners. Learn how to kiteboard with a safe and easy to control kite.

A trainer kite is always a smart investment. You can get into kiteboarding by testing the power of the wind with a good trainer kite.

These special kiteboarding kites are built with simple features. They usually feature the bridle, the kite lines and the control bar. And you will never hurt yourself. Just let go of the control, and you're safe.

Advanced trainer kites may also embed brake lines and a safety leash. You can quickly learn how to start kiteboarding with a trainer kite by completing simple exercises in the wind window.

The Slingshot B3 is great a two-line trainer kite, with a lightweight aluminum control bar that comes in a compact storage bag. It also comes with a free instructional DVD.

The Ozone Ignition V2 is available in four sizes (1.5m, 2m, 2.5m and 3m), and it is a responsive, smooth and stable trainer kite with enough power to ensure you'll be ready to progress safely and with ease. It now features an internal landing and relaunch system.

The HQ Designs Rush V Pro trainer kite offers a very smooth and stable flying characteristics and comes with a third line for safety and reverse relaunching. Promises excellent light wind performance, too.

The Prism Kites Tensor 3.1 is more than just a trainer. Its wing is powerful but forgiving, with a smooth acceleration that doesn't bite and confident edge performance without collapsing like high-aspect race kites.

The Prism Snapshot 2.5 is an ideal intro to power kiting, with enough thrust to drag even larger pilots down the beach. When you're ready step up to the added control of four lines, the 2.5 converts instantly to a quad-liner just by adding quad handles and one more set of flying lines.

The Sensei Crazy Fly comes with bag, bar, handle and lines ready to fly. The kite has self-cleaning vents, so that any sand that gets in will automatically be dumped out.

The Flexifoil 1.45m Power Kite is a 1.45-meter safe-to-fly kite with 18-meter color-coded flying lines to ensure a convenient setup and pack down. It is the perfect introductory kite to power kiting.

The Hengda 2.5 is a dual line trainer kite made of polyester materials. It flies steadily in the breeze, and is easy to carry.

The trainer kite review has been updated on May 2, 2018.

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