The kiteboarding calculator will help you to estimate which kiteboarding kite and kiteboard size you should use in chosen wind conditions. It can also work the other way round - type the kiteboarding kite size you have, and the optimal wind speed with maximum-minimum range will appear.
The kiteboarding calculator is based on the formulas from kitesurfing spreadsheet by J. Douglass.
There are different shapes of the kites on the market:
The calculator finds out the kite size for the bow kites. The kite sizes are determined according to your weight and wind speed, but not your experience in kite surfing. Remember that the smaller kites will get less wind and power so they are easier to control by first-timers. Approximate kite sizes for the beginners are:
> 200 lbs = 13 m²
The values above relate to regular kites. The trainer kites are much smaller, but they are recommended not only for the beginners. They can help to develop your kite skills and kite controlling, they are great for crashing, and the most important - kiteboarding trainer kites are really fun!
You can choose the trainer kite option in our kiteboarding calculator to check what's the best kite size for you.
The kiteboarding calculator will help you to choose the board size according to your weight and three basic wind conditions. However, you need to remember that the board size choice is a more complicated task. Those are all factors which should be taken into account:
Let's assume you're a newbie. Calculate the kiteboarding board and kite size for you:
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