Kite Reviews

When it comes to the size and type of your kite, not only the wind force, your ability and weight play a decisive role, but also the planned area of use and the already existing kite board. If you are toying with the idea of buying a kite, you are faced with a difficult decision. The range of products is huge and causes confusion, especially for surf beginners. We bring light into the darkness and help you with it.

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The size of an kite depends on various factors such as the wind force. While a smaller kite is more suitable in stronger winds, larger specimens make for more fun to ride in weak wind conditions.
The heavier you are, the larger the wind-exposed area of your future kite must be. Bow kites are best suited for beginners. They offer you a high level of safety and flight stability. The water start is very easy with these kites. In addition, the steering system forgives small mistakes. By the way, you can also buy beginner kite sets from us.

C-Kites are designed for tricks in wake- and freestyle. With this kite you have a direct flight behaviour and a high turning speed - perfect for hard tricks and a long air-time. With a hybrid kite you have direct steering, a strong base line and slack.

The basics of kites: different construction methods at a glance

Kites are available in different versions, which differ, among other things, with regard to the area of attack and the angle of the wind. We will show you which kite shapes are available. If you have any specific question, feel free to contact us.


Softkites are similar in appearance to paragliders. The sewn-in air chambers automatically fill with air in windy conditions. The kite gets its shape from the dynamic pressure in the individual chambers.


Compared to soft kites, tube kites have several tracheae (tubes), a front tube that gives the kite its shape and three to five cross tubes (struts) that give the sail surface stability. To give the kite its characteristic shape, the tubes must be filled with air using a pump. Within the tube kites, a distinction is made between four subtypes: C-kite, bow kite and hybrid kite.


The C-Kite owes its name to its strongly curved canopy shape. In contrast to other tube kites, this version has a smaller surface and therefore catches less wind. The biggest difference to other tubekites is the missing bridle lines at the leading edge. This leads to less depower and more pull on the bar. The high forces on the bar promise a very direct feeling.


The profile of a bow kite is even flatter than that of a C-kite. The front tube does not run linearly, but is "pulled around" in an arc at both ends. The indirect control of the kite is done by the bridle lines, which makes it easy to depower the kite. This way you always keep control of your kite even in difficult situations.


The hybrid kite combines the characteristics of a C and Bow kite. The result: You can look forward to a more direct flight and steering feeling as well as less power at the bar. However, this also makes mistakes more difficult to make.