Help please. Advice for getting an 8 year old nephew into kite sports. Birth day is commin up looking at Corss Kite air 1.3 or 1.5 m or BQ4 Fluxx, hand loops or Bar and safety leash?By Spikey
Basic question here is what would be a good age and most important SAFE age and weight to get into kite sports? He will be 8 years old 2 week in August 2020.
He is adventurous, average build, fairly smart and sensible. He is now 60 Lbs/27 kilos but has never flown kits before and I was thinking of getting him some form or entry training kits he could learn to fly rather then get pulled. Also these kinds of kits unlike the average toy shop one tend to be easy to launch.
But I want him safe, not terrified or hurt and not to put his protective mum (ie sis) off this so need her happy too even if the lad is shouting out 'weeeeeeeeeee' with glee going airborne on his first go, that would mean no more kite and moi in the doghouse. We need to get mum on side here at least long enough for her trust us from the cafe
Initial investigation has pointed to 2 Kits.
The Cross Kits Air 1.2m £25 or 1.5m £35 (Thinking 1.8 is pushing luck with a 27 kilo 8 year old rookie )
HQ4 Fluxx 1.3 Trainer Power Kite £49-£59 + £8 for the safety system
The HQ4 Flux comes with a control bar with the option to get HQ Rush Safety System Wrist strip which looks to be a form of kite killer.
The HQ Flux looks a better bt to me due to the bar which is more like what later kites will use so good for practice and I like the Safety system strap but its double the price, Im unemployed and I dont know how much use will be had out of said kite
Its likely this would be used when Im not around ie mum or dad taking him, neither of whole have any kite experience as far as I know. So it needs to be suitable for rookies and as said we are talkign a very light weight clueless 8 year old boy here.
Ie he too young, to small and light?
Would either of the above kites be fine and is the HQ flux worth double the price?
Also which would be better the 1.3 m or 1.5m or is or too small a difference to notice.
This is likely to be used in the local park or fields as he is on the edge of town, in fields / parks surrounded by trees. Not expecting much wind
Have also had a look at the HQ Symphony 3 1.3m kite which looks very similar to the Cross air 1.3m.
can you guys advice please?
It appears to be do I go for the Cross Kite air with the hand loops or the BQ4 Fluxx 1.3 meter kite with control bar and a safety wrist leash kite killer strap. This loops a bit better but is double the price. Is it worth it?
Was told to add this....
Where are you?
Where do you fly? (or want to)
Parks in North London - Trent Park, Bush Hill Park, in North London, Also Alexandra Palace, Finsbury Park etc
What kiting experience do you already have?
Its not for me, i have had a little experience with a Flexifoil 3.5m bullet. I am asking for my nephew who is aged 8, 60 ponds, 27 kilos and never flown any kite
its not for me. I have had experience with a 3.5 m flexifiol Bullet.. This is to train an 8 year old who has never flows any kite. First kite to introduce and give him a taste, he could build from
What aspect of powerkiting are you interested in? (Buggying, Landboarding, Snow Kiting Kite Surfing, Jumping, etc..)
Training an 8 year old who has never flows any kite. First kite to introduce and give him a taste, he could build from
What are your local winds like? (Averages, gustiness etc.):
How much do you weigh? (Not trying to be personal, Bigger people are less likely to be overpowered by marginally bigger kites and most of us want to start you on a kite that will teach you without hurting you.)
We are talking a possible present for a 60 lb / 27 kilo boy for his 8 year old birthday
What kind of budget are you looking at? (just to narrow choices)
£25 - £55
My first post in this forum.
I’ve been searching for a kite to buy my two 8 year old nephews for Christmas.
I have bought them each a Prism Zenith 5 but now that I’m learning more about kites I’ve realised that I should’ve bought a dual line/stunt kite instead, as they will be bored quickly with the single line kite.
Here in Australia the Prism brand seems to be the most prominent and so I’ve narrowed the choice down to the Jazz or the Nexus. Can anyone advise on which one would be more suitable for an 8 year old boy?
I have read that the Nexus is larger and so it is easier to control. However I also read that it has more pull. What does that actually mean?
Should I be looking at the Jazz which is lighter and buy a tail for it so it slows it down a little?
As you can read I am a novice in the kite world so any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I'd like to get into quad kites, and I'm looking for a cheap(ish) beginner kite. I don't fly often enough that I think I will ever be an expert, but I know that quads are not easy to learn, and picking the wrong beginner kite makes it even more difficult.
I'm heading on a beach vacation for the next two weeks, and expect that there will be a few good days to fly, so I'd like to pick up something in the area (Florida Cocoa beach/St Augustine), and the only kites I can find at or under $200 are the Rev Exp, HQ Mojo, or NewTech Volkquad. I'm also trying to see if I can pick up a used Rev, but don't want to bargain on that.
So, long winding intro over, from what I've read:
Rev Exp is ok, but a bit sluggish. The Mojo is quite twitchy and nobody really said anything truly positive about it. Volksquad is a bit of a dark horse, not much out there, but the price tag of $160 including lines and handles makes me wonder if it is worth considering. I've also seen good words about the Freilein/OSKUSA Vertigo, but it is not easily available in the area, and a bit more pricey than I want. At the moment I'm leaning towards the Rev Exp, but was hoping someone here with more knowledge could weigh in.
I currently have a dual line, Prism Quantum, which I enjoy flying very much. Thinking of picking up a used Rev Exp off the forum for my low wind days. Would this be a good beginner quad to learn on as I have never flown quad before? Are these kites really good for no/low wind?
Thank you in advance for any advice.