What Kinds Of Power Kites Are Out There? Finding Just What Works For You

750287_kiteboarding_in_cape_townAre you an impulse buyer? Do you buy something and realize that you should have done more research or that you bought an item of clothing you will never wear? It is probably okay to spend on impulse when it comes to minor items, but when it comes to a bigger item, a new golf club, a new bike, or more specifically, your new power kite, exhibiting some restraint is extremely important. Researching the power kite your are purchasing will help you to get the most out of your money.

Obviously you are anxious to get out on the water and enjoy the breeze and your kite, but it is important to understand the difference between the types of power kites so you can decide which one will work best for you. Power kites come in three different forms: foils, leading edge inflatable’s, and supporting leading edge. Here is some information about each type:

1 Foils: these are soft kites and the most efficient type of power kites
2 Leading edge inflatable’s: this is a single cell kite and useful as a traction kite.
3 Supporting leading edge: A “C” shaped kite with increased wind ability.

Pick the kite that works the best for you and then enjoy your time on the water!