Trainer kites: learn to fly a kite fast and easy | Photo: HQ 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, and it will get you into kiteboarding quite quickly. A good trainer kite will help you get used to the power of the wind, and it will exercise and develop your muscle memory. 

These specially-designed kiteboarding kites are equipped with simple functions. They usually feature the bridle, the kite lines and the control bar. And that's all you need to ride a kite for the first time.

The good news is that you will never hurt yourself because you won't be wearing a harness. If you feel uncomfortable or can't handle a strong gust of wind, just let go of the control bar, and you'll be safe.

Advanced trainer kites may also include 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.

Take a look at the best trainer kites for first-timers and beginner kitesurfers:

 

Slingshot B2

Slingshot B2

The Slingshot B2 is the original trainer kite. It's the ideal equipment for learning the most important aspects of kiteboarding. You can fly it on land, grass, at the beach or even on snow. It comes fully ready to ride.

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Slingshot B3

Slingshot B3

The Slingshot B3 is great three-meter traction kite for advanced beginners. It comes complete with the kite itself, bridles, a 25-meter spectra flying line, comfortable EVA grip control bar with built-in line winders, carrying bag, safety wrist leash and bungee attachment.

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Ozone Ignition V2

Ozone Ignition V2

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 a three-line internal landing and relaunch system.

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HQ Kites Rush Pro V

HQ Kites Rush Pro V

The HQ Kites Rush Pro V 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 performances, too.

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HQ Kites Fluxx 2.2

HQ Kites Fluxx 2.2

The HQ Kites Fluxx 2.2 offers a stable flight behaviour, and automatic relaunch after crashing. The bundle includes the control bar, a carry bag, "The Way to Fly" instructional DVD, plus extras.

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Prism Snapshot 2.5

Prism Snapshot 2.5

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.

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Prism Tantrum 220

Prism Tantrum 220

The Prism Tantrum 220 is a dual-line foil kite that carves through the air with impressive speed and pull when the wind comes up. It's the perfect trainer kite for smaller pilots, and a wind range in the 5-25 mph.

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Prism Synapse 200

Prism Synapse 200

The Prism Synapse 200 is fast and agile dual-line trainer kite for absolute beginners. Its self-inflating parafoil design means you won't lose any parts and won't need to assembly anything.

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Sensei CrazyFly Rookie 3M

Sensei CrazyFly Rookie 3M

Sensei CrazyFly Rookie 3M is a two-line relaunchable trainer kite. 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 kite includes an instructional kiteboarding DVD.

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Flexifoil Buzz

Flexifoil Buzz

The Flexifoil Buzz is a two-line, 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.

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The trainer kite review has been updated on August 30, 2018.