kite is a tethered heavier-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react against the air to create lift and drag. A kite consists of wings, tethers and anchors. Kites often have a bridle and tail to guide the face of the kite so the wind can lift it. Some kite designs don’t need a bridle; box kites can have a single attachment point.
kite sizes are determined according to your weight and wind speed, but not your experience in kite surfing. Remember that the smaller kites will get less wind and power so they are easier to control by first-timers.
Approximate kite sizes for the beginners :
< 120 lbs = 5 m2
121 - 150 lbs = 7 m2
151 - 175 lbs = 9 m2
176 - 200 lbs = 11 m2
> 200 lbs = 13 m2
The values above relate to regular kites. The trainer kites are much smaller, but they are recommended not only for the beginners. They can help to develop your kite skills and kite controlling, they are great for crashing