Flying a trainer kite is a great way to learn kite flying skills. They have the following advantages
- You can fly them in parks or beaches wherever there is wind.
- They are fairly small (usually 2m) and not as dangerous as a 10m inflatable kite
- They improve your kite handling and flying skills
- They are easy to setup and launch, no pumping up is required
- They are quite robust
- They are quite cheap - about the cost of a single kitesurfing lesson at around AUS $170
- You can lend them to friends who are interested in kitesurfing, and they won't get into any trouble flying them
- They are great for kids and partners to get some experience with kite flying.
- You may be able to use it in conjunction with a skateboard (landboarding) or skis/snowboard (snow kiting)
- You can learn a many kite handling skills using a trainer kite and concentrate your lessons on body dragging, using the board and getting going
Slingshot B2 trainer kite
Ozone Imp trainer kite package