Trainer Kites

When starting, 80% of the skills required to kiteboard are in controlling the kite. You need to learn to control your power source(the kite) before you can learn to ride the board successfully. These power kite packages will get you going quickly. They are also great fun to fly, provide a good workout, and are far more durable than kiteboarding kites.


3.0 square meters and larger can also be used to pull you on a Kite Buggy, Snowboard or Skiis, or Kite Landboards! Dual purpose traction kiting and training for a larger kite!

Kiteboarding Warning - Mistakes made on kiteboarding kites carry very serious consequences and can injure you or damage the equipment. Mistakes made on power kites carry very little consequences. You need to practice with a power kite until controlling the kite is smooth and effortless. You want to establish muscle memory so that steering the kite requires no conscious effort.

Get more out of your trainer kite Be sure to get the The Way to Fly instructional DVD to give you the specific exercises you need to learn! Learn where the powerzone is and how to keep constant power before you hit the water! Learn to fly the kite in the nuetral zone and how to "fly blind". Perform power strokes, simulated water starts, and simulated riding exercises on land with your trainer kite!

Bigger is better – here is why
Smaller kites like the Rush Pro IV 250 are more affordable while larger kites, like the Tensor 5.0 pack more fun due to their harder pull. This pull better prepares you for the sport of kiteboarding. Also, larger kites offer a wider wind range that they will fly in. Larger, 4.0 and bigger, will fly in lighter winds and so there will be more days you can fly the kite!

If at all possible, get a kite 4.0 square meter or larger so that it can also be used to pull you on a Kite Buggy, Snowboard, Skis, or Kite Landboards! Dual purpose traction kiting and training for a larger kite! You can use the larger kite with skis or a snowboard in the winter for Snow Kiting!

All of our packages come with with a control bar to emulate kiteboarding. They also come fully equipped with 100% braided Spectra flying lines. Some systems, like the Tensor 5.0 feature four lines to be able to reverse launch the kite!

2 line, 3 line, and 4 line kites
  • 4 line kites are the best - Tensor Kites - as they offer the most reliable reverse re-launch and they steer the best! When you crash the kite, a four line will reverse launch or flip over to launch again immediately. This works the best with a four line kite. The four lines also allow the kite to turn the fastest and react especially when the kite is on the edge of the wind window. Simply put, the four line kites are the best choice, but the most expensive.

  • 3 line kites - Rush Pro Series Kites are a compromise between 4 line and 2 line kites – 3 line kites came out a year ago to offer a compromise between the amazing steering of a quad line kite, but at a more affordable price since it flies on only three lines instead of four it is less expensive. The 3 lines will allow you to reverse launch, although not as easy as a quad line kite. 3 line kites will not improve the steering like on a four line kite.


  • Here is our top three picks for trainer kites/power kites in three different price ranges so you can pick the trainer kite that fits your budget.

    Rush IV 250 kite - Three line kite, the most affordable because it is smaller. Rush IV - 250 does come with a safety system on the control bar.

    NEW Hydra 350 kite - Three line kite! A water relaunchable foil that would allow you to practice body surfing or kite kayaking!

    Tensor 4.2 kite - Four line kite! The best in control as the four lines allow the kite to turn the fastest and reverse launch after a crash!

    Start your training at home and perfect your kite skills! Trainer kites are highly recommended as the first step in learning to kiteboard. Next, sign up for our kiteboarding lesson, The Way to Fly with our PASA certified instructors. You will gain more value out of your kiteboarding lesson if you start first with a trainer kite and The Way to Fly Instructional DVD.

    Get more out of your trainer kite Be sure to get the The Way to Fly" instructional DVD to give you the specific exercises you need to learn! Learn where the powerzone is and how to keep constant power before you hit the water! Learn to fly the kite in the nuetral zone and how to "fly blind". Perform power strokes, simulated water starts, and simulated riding exercises on land with your trainer kite!

    This is the best way to get started in kiteboarding! Trainer kites are also loads of fun for family and friends to try, espescially once they see you kiteboarding and want to have a go themselves.