How to Choose the Best Kiteboard for Beginners | 2018 - Slingshot Sports
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How to Choose the Best Kiteboard for Beginners

How to Choose the Best Kiteboard for Beginners | 2018

How to Choose the Best Kiteboard for Beginners

 

First and foremost, just because a board is classified as a good “beginner” board, that does not mean it’s only good for beginners. It simply means it has a shape and performance that are favorable to user-friendly progression – such as early planning, plenty of grip and upwind ability, mild rocker, and a medium or soft flex for more a forgiving feel in the chop. Depending on your riding style, local wind and water conditions, and personal preferences, that may be the best combination of features – no matter how experienced of a rider you are.

Beginner-friendly boards feature:

• Mild rocker line: More stable, easier upwind ability
• Medium or softer flex: More forgiving, better in chop
• Plenty of grip: Easier to steer, edge and carve upwind
• Wider outline: Easier for planning, better in light winds or with smaller kite/less power
• Rounded tip/tail: Good surf/carve performance, good for cutting up wind
• Lightweight: Easier to control, softer flex, more feel underfoot

 

Slingshot recommends the Misfit or the Crisis twin-tip boards for easiest progression.