- Beginner Kites: Go upwind the easiest, relaunches the easiest, turns slower, more forgiving and stable than more advanced kites.
- Freeride Kites: Sits closer to the edge of the wind window, which is better for boosting and going upwind. The kites have a flatter profile which is better for big lofty jumps.
- All-around Kites: Overlaps qualities of many of these kites. They have a good balance of usability and performance and can be used for any dsiciple, but they are not the best in any specific discipline.
- Surf/ Wave Kites: Sits deeper in the wind window which allows for the best drift. They turn very quickly which is great for powering up after catching a wave.
- Lightwind Kites: Are lighter per square meter to help them fly well in lightwind conditions.
- Wake/ Freestyle kites: Sit deeper in the wind window and are more C shaped. These are best for advanced riders looking to kiteloop, un-hook and other park and ride type of tricks.
- Hydrofoiling Kites: Are best for riding hydrofoils and are typically lighterweight kites that can fly in very low wind conditions.