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2 line inflatable — 2 line kites have fixed position, they are simple and direct.

4 line inflatable — 4 line kites allow the user to change the aperture and shape of the kite to increase power or decrease in a gust. 4 lines are preferred by the majority.

2 line ram air — Highly efficient and sensitive design.

3 —4 line ram air — Similar to 2 line with relaunch lines to fly the kite backwards when it crashes.


Bar length — bar length corresponds to kite size and control. A longer bar is used with a larger kite or for increased control. A shorter bar is less sensitive to movements, which is helpful, when you are on a smaller kite in high wind.

Bar technology- Carbon, Aluminium, 4 lines vs 2 lines, harness line holes in the bar center versus an attachment or straps

Bar leash - optional leashes provide the benefit of a depower leash. Release mechanism — kite bars may be equiped with a line attached about 3 meters up to one line to allow the kiter to let go and depower the kite entirely by pulling hard on one line and laying out the kite flat on the water.


Relaunch lines and bridles

Ram air kites use 3rd line to trailing edge to fly in reverse and launch

Inflatable kites use relaunch bridles attached to the lines.

Harness line

Power loop — full power, simplicity.

Chicken loop — depowering capability, requires 4 lines.


Directional — surfboard style board with definitive nose and tail and footstraps.

Twintip — works equally in both directions with footstraps or bindings.

Wakeboard — uses a small board with twin tip and secure footstraps or bindings.

Board Leash - Optional board leashes provide benefits but also may cause injury if the board hits you in the head.

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