This forum is for new kiters/beginners to share info and experiences and to get answers to kiting questions. All questions are valid.
This forum is for new kiters/beginners to share info and experiences and to get answers to kiting questions. All questions are valid. Please provide proper answers (no sarcasm/joke replies, etc.) as we'd like to avoid any confusion or misinformation.
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Question i have been looking to get my first kite but can not figure out what one.
I have narrowed it down to the Switchblade and Park.
if you had a choice which one would you get?
i know i will have to get 2 different sizes but for know i will be looking at a 12 meter and probably a 8 later.
Hey. If you are a beginner all you need is an all-around good kite, and both fit the bill. I am a beginner still and have used the switchblade during lessons, and now own 2 parks, and I can't really feel much of a difference as everything is so new. When you become more experienced you will notice differences and adjust according to your preferences. For now I wouldn't sweat much. Prob just get something cheap since you'll encounter some mishaps anyway.
2012 Naish Park 12m, 2010 Naish Cult 10m
2013 Crazyfly Raptor Pro
Leo is right on with that, I'd go with whichever you can get at a good price and good support in case you encounter problems. Switchblade is probably the more popular of the two for the area, I see them everywhere!
Since you might be looking at used kites: keep in mind that as of 2013, the power characteristics of the SB went through significant changes, to the point that you usually go up 1M in size on a 2013 to match the same power. This is due to a change in design that caused it to turn faster and lower the bar pressure, which many riders prefer.
Also, on the two sizes front, search history because you'll see a lot of threads on this. Everything depends on where you're kiting, but most people advocate a 9m/12m as a two kite quiver. I actually think it makes more sense to do something like 10m/12m or 9m/11m, in case you later want to get a 7m or 8m to make a three kite quiver.
Enjoy and be safe!
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