Kiteboarding is a relatively new sport gaining worldwide popularity, popping up over beaches, mountains and parks everywhere. With picturesque jumps, abundant and no-cost fuel, kite boarding has an appeal to the young and old, the men and women, and the boys and girls. Anyone with a shred of strength and coordination can learn to kite board.
The Sensei is the first ever two line relaunchable trainer kite that doesn't require the expense of a third line or anything else to relaunch. With The Sensei's relaunching abilities it saves you the time and energy of walking to and from when you crash the kite. The vents have been covered in mesh to prevent debris from entering the vents and hindering the relaunching of the Sensei.
This mesh also keeps the leading edge foil of the kite in the designed shape which makes the kite very stable and smooth in flight. The Sensei is the most stable & smoothest flying trainer on the market today! The kite has self-cleaning vents on the trailing edge so any sand that gets in it will automatically be dumped out while flying. The Kite comes complete and ready to fly with: Spectra lines, trainer bar, and bag. The 3m also comes with a safety leash attached to the bar.
When learning to kiteboard, 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. Kiteboarding kites are too large and dangerous to attempt to fly on land. Trainer kites, like the Sensei are smaller renditions of the kiteboarding kites to allow you to safely learn kite control.
Here at Kite-line, we heavily recommend learning to fly and control a trainer kite designed by Slingshot, Sensei, Ocean Rodeo, HQ, Flysurfer, Ozone or Peter Lynn. Without proper control and technique taught by a qualified instructor to go over basics, weather conditions, setups and maneuvers, it would be easy to rip a brand new kite or even be dangerous. While we highly recommend getting instruction from a reliable school, we know you can have a lot of fun learning on trainer kite.
Trainer kites are typically made smaller than a standard kite. While larger kites are a bit more smooth, trainer kites can have sensitive controls and features that can ease the learning curve for new kiters. Other things to consider are the number of lines, the presence of a safety leash, wind range, and use of a harness loop.