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Would a slingshot 2011 rpm be a good starter kite?

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Created by 1Newbee > 9 months ago, 7 Oct 2014
1Newbee
32 posts
7 Oct 2014 11:46AM
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Hi, would a slingshot rpm 8m 2011 kite be a good starter kite for a person with no lessons? Just 3 years of experience of powerkiting? And I am 150lbs and get an average of 20mph or lower

Brohan
VIC, 506 posts
7 Oct 2014 3:04PM
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Slingshots are a good kite, but I'd go with a 10m if your just starting.

tomme
VIC, 475 posts
7 Oct 2014 3:13PM
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1Newbee said..
Hi, would a slingshot rpm 8m 2011 kite be a good starter kite for a person with no lessons? Just 3 years of experience of powerkiting? And I am 150lbs and get an average of 20mph or lower


same questions as always: where do you live, what is the usual wind....

cbulota
WA, 1193 posts
7 Oct 2014 3:00PM
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1Newbee,

There is upwards of 60 different kite brands on the market nowadays that each make at least 1 or 2 kites that would suit a beginner. As a general rule, as a complete beginner, you're trying to search for a good ''all around kite'' and avoid kites that are very specific for certain disciplines such as freestyle or racing. The internet is already full of information and reviews for just about any kite out there.

billykiter
WA, 291 posts
7 Oct 2014 9:25PM
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Not the best kite for a learner. I'd probably go for a best kahoona if you are starting out.



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