New ideas, new materials and new needs means the kite development is continuously progressing. For long distanse kiting foil kites are usually chosen, though LEI kites will work fine, unless you are competing.

The best long distance kites out there, for competition, are probably the following.

Sport Aktuell Snowkiter am Berninapass in den Engardiner Bergen (bei St Moritz) in der Schweiz im Bild  Flysurfer Team - Fahrer Peter Müller

Or even a:



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