• Powerkiting Start Guide 14 January 2018 | View comments


    Whether you're looking to feel the rush of kiting on water, land or snow, the best way to
    get involved is to improve your skills and understanding with a small kite that can be
    used safely in a wide range of wind strengths and in any suitably large, open area, such
    as a beach or park.
    Power kites are usually of a 'ram-air' design (much like you may have seen in a
    parachute with what looks like a two-layered design), ranging from 1 - 10m² in size, with
    the most common size being 1.5 - 3.5m². The kites are flown on Dyneema flying lines,
    from 15 – 30 metres in length. These kites will instil all the basic skills you need to
    progress quickly and safely, providing different levels of pull/power depending on the
    design or size of the kite. Some can even be flown by children as young as five-yearsold
    under guidance.
    The most basic set up is to fly the kite using just two flying lines attached to a control
    bar. In steady wind conditions it's possible to master flying a two-line powerkite within
    an hour. More complex and advanced kites are controlled with four lines and have the
    ability to lose/increase power as well as steer, via handles or a slightly more
    developed bar system. 

    Website Link : Britishkitesports

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