How to Choose The Best Kite for Kids & Beginners
The best kite for kids and beginners will have a bright design that they can easily spot from the ground. Rainbow designs are common, as well as novelty designs like characters from TV shows or birds.
The design can also affect the ease of use. Diamond kites are easy to assemble and very simple to fly. The best stunt kite is a delta kite. These have a triangular shape and make it easy to master dives and somersaults. Parafoil kites have no frame and are very simple to assemble – these can be used straight away which makes them great for impatient kids!
Ease of Flying
For most kids and beginners, you’ll want a single string kite. These are the simplest to use and far easier to control than those with 2 handles. The shape of the kite can also impact the ease of flying, so look for large diamond or delta kites. Those with a tail will be more stable in very windy conditions.
For ease of flying, ensure you stick to flying in the wind speeds recommended by the manufacturer.
Ease of Assembly
Kites that require very little assembly are better for kids who get bored easily. Parafoil kites are the easiest to assemble with no support poles, although these can be harder to fly. Kites that come with support poles should be relatively easy to assemble and disassemble – often just snapping together.
Strength & Durability
To guarantee durability you will need a tough nylon kite. These last a long time and won’t rip, plus they’re generally sturdy in all weathers. Polyester is very lightweight although not as durable as nylon.
Material aside, your kite should be symmetrical and made with good quality threads. The seams should be straight as even a slight imbalance will make the kite harder to fly and less long lasting. If you’re concerned about durability, look for a kite with spare parts included, as well as a washable storage cover.