The best trainer kites in the world

Kiteboarding
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 in 2021:

 

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.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Slingshot B3

Slingshot B3

The Slingshot B3 is a great three-meter traction kite for advanced beginners.

It comes complete with the kite itself, bridles, a 25-meter spectra flying line, a comfortable EVA grip control bar with built-in line winders, a carrying bag, a safety wrist leash, and a bungee attachment.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

HQ Symphony Beach III 1.3

HQ Symphony Beach III 1.3

The Symphony Beach III 1.3 Stunt Foil Kite was designed to match the needs of beginner kiters.

It's a tough and forgiving dual-line kite that folds up compact with no parts to assemble or lose.

It is made of ripstop polyester and includes a winder and straps.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

HQ Kites Rush V

HQ Kites Rush V

The HQ Kites Rush V trainer kite offers smooth and stable flying characteristics and comes with a third line for safety and reverse relaunching.

It promises excellent light wind performances, too.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

HQ Kites Fluxx 2.2

HQ Kites Fluxx 2.2

The HQ Kites Fluxx 2.2 offers a stable flight behavior and automatic relaunch after crashing.

The bundle includes the control bar, a carry bag, "The Way to Fly" instructional DVD, plus extras.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

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 pulls when the wind comes up.

It's the perfect trainer kite for smaller pilots and a wind range in the 5-to-25 mph.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Prism Synapse 140

Prism Synapse 140

The Prism Synapse 140 is a 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.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Ozone Go V1

Ozone Go V1

The Ozone Go V1 is a single-surface design trainer kite that is easy to set up and fly.

It comes with pre-attached lines, a wrist leash, a control bar, and a bag. It's ready to fly in a wide range of wind conditions.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Flexifoil Big Buzz

Flexifoil Buzz

The Flexifoil Buzz is a two-line, two-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.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Ocean Rodeo React 2.5m

Ocean Rodeo React 2.5m

The Ocean Rodeo React 2.5m is a four-line trainer kite designed for those interested in learning the basics of kite flying and handling.

It is equipped with an inflation pump, a control bar, and 15-meter lines, allowing you to ride just like a regular kitesurfing kite.

Buy: Amazon.com


The trainer kite review has been updated on April 20, 2021.