Kites are a great way to bring friends and family together. When I was growing up, I remember going to the beach not only to soak in the waves, but also to fly kites.
Today's kites come in all shapes and sizes, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices out there. How do you know if a kite is easy for kids to handle? This list will help you decide.
Before we dive into the 3 best kites for kids, let's quickly talk about what to consider when choosing a kite for your child
1. Choose quality
Speaking of quality, you should always check the seller's reviews and the kite's reviews before buying a kite from an independent seller, a brick-and-mortar store or online. A variety of kite designs for children vary in the materials used and the quality of construction. Some materials are more durable than others, and some materials fly better than others.
The most common material used for children's kites is ripstop nylon, a specially woven fabric that resists rips and tears. Nylon is often used because it is less absorbent than silk, cotton or paper, which can tear when wet. jekosen uses this material!
On the other hand, when buying a kite with a wing beam, look for a carbon fiber or fiberglass beam. These may be more expensive, but they are usually more durable than bamboo or wood beams. Bamboo and wood beams can also absorb water and swell, which may prevent them from entering the kite's pockets. ---- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BUY A KITE？
2. Consider the ease of obtaining replacement parts
Most kites today are relatively inexpensive. However, if you are considering buying a more expensive kite for children, you should check to see if replacement parts are readily available. Physical stores and independent sellers are often equipped or owned by kite enthusiasts, and getting replacement parts from them is relatively easy. On the other hand, buying kites online can make replacement parts difficult.
Some reliable sellers have a good relationship with the kite manufacturer. They are often the point of contact for warranty claims, know about exciting new products, and can help quickly if a defect occurs or your kite needs troubleshooting. When you damage a specific part of your kite or tell you if it simply can't be replaced or repaired, they can often get you a replacement part quickly.
3. Easy to assemble
Today, children's kites are usually easy to assemble. However, kites can still be a little difficult to put together, especially if you are not used to putting them together. Beginners should always choose a kite that is easy to assemble to avoid frustration. Kites that require little to no assembly are the easiest for kids to use. Examples of such kites are winged umbrellas, sled kites, or novelty kites without frames or wing beams. However, there are other popular types of kites that have easy-to-assemble wing beams or frames. You may need more experience with novelty kites, especially large kites. JEKOSEN kites are modern kites that can be flown by simply inserting 2-3 wing beams into the sail pocket. These kites also have a central reins to which you can attach the kite line.
4. Easy to fly
For most kids, single-line kites are the easiest to fly. As the name implies, these kites are controlled by a single line that you grab. Some different styles or designs can be controlled by a single line, such as box kites, triangle kites, classic diamond kites, or even winged parachute or sled kites.
Stunt kiting requires more experience and skill to master than single-line kiting. Stunt kites are very fast and responsive and require a light touch. They can hit the ground at high speed with a wrong move. Kites that generate traction or power are called power kites. These are some of the largest and most powerful kites on the market. They are used on land, snow, ice or water to transport dirt bikes, people or other types of aircraft.
5. Spools/handles or winders
If you are buying a child's kite for a child between the ages of 5 and 12, we recommend using a spool or handle with the kite line wrapped around a central reel. These spools or handles are usually easy to grip and children can easily release and reel in the kite line.
Teenagers and seniors should choose a winder. The winder holds the kite line in a circular housing, and the line is reeled in and out through the winder mechanism, which is located near the center of the winder where you can grab it. The winders are not suitable for young children who may not know how to use them.
6. With or without a kite tail
The tail of a kite is often very eye-catching and more interesting to children than the kite itself. Kite tails help keep the kite steady in the air, and with a brand new kite, you may not need a kite tail. However, if you purchase a kite online, it may come with a tail in the package. We recommend that you keep ribbon or material in your kite kit in case you need to make a tail to help balance the kite.
JEKOSEN's top 3 kites for children
1.JEKOSEN UNICORN KITES
JEKOSEN UNICORN KITES Easy to fly: This unicorn kite is very light, durable and easy to handle, making it perfect for beginners and children.
JEKOSEN Unicorn Kite Easy to Assemble: Easy to assemble, easy to launch, and long flight time for children and adults. Through the simple and clear instructions, children can quickly assemble the fun kite.
2.JEKOSEN TENTACULAR ORANGE LEOPARD PRINT FLYING SQUID KITE
This kite is designed exclusively by JEKOSEN and can introduce the ocean world to children.
3.JEKOSEN PINK EMPEROR BUTTERFLY KITES
This butterfly kite is very attractive and we put a lot of effort into the design of this kite to make sure that it is easy to fly. It flies in the air like a butterfly in flight. This kite is bigger and suitable for flying on the beach.