Mentor 2.5 power kite on white background
Mentor 2.5 bag with control bar and kite stake
close up on kite stake on Mentor 2.5 bag
Mentor control bar
Man on beach flying Mentor 2.5 power kite

Mentor 2.5 (Blemish)

Regular price $280.00 Sale price$220.00 Save $60.00
  • In stock, ready to ship

These kites are being offered at a discount because they have minor cosmetic blemishes, but they will perform just as well as any “A” quality kite sold elsewhere on our site. Cosmetic defects might include:

  • Sail stains. Typically only noticeable up close, and not when in flight.
  • Imperfect stitching that does not meet our visual standards, but will not impact performance.
  • Missing or misaligned screen printing on the kite’s sail.
  • Mismatched storage bag (different color/model)
  • Signs of use (sand, dirt smudges, etc) as a result of having been test flown by our team.
  • Other minor cosmetic issues that do not impede the use of the kite.
Aside from their cosmetic issues, these kites are ready to fly and come with all accessories. Printed instructions may not be included, but product manuals are available online through our Flight Center. Bargain Bin products are sold as-is and are not eligible for warranty or return. Product may be marked with a “Cosmetic Blemish” stamp.

What can you do with the power of the wind? The Mentor 2.5 and 3.5 deliver high performance power that’s easy to control and incredibly versatile. Pilot a kite buggy, a land board, a paddleboard, or just lay tracks on the beach with the soles of your feet. They’re a great intro to traction kiting without the complexity and expense of four line control.

With three-line control you can instantly stop the kite mid-flight, put it into reverse and fly it backwards. That makes for easy landings without a helper and a whole new range of maneuvers to explore.

Unlike traditional soft parafoils the Mentor wings maintain internal pressure for optimal 3D shape. At the leading edge of each rib, monofilament profile supports act like springs to maintain the shape of the leading edge for a clean, low-drag airfoil. And after launch the one-way valves at the air inlets allow ram air in but not out, keeping the sail from collapsing for smooth, forgiving control. When it’s time to pack up, open the velcro drain at the tail to let the air out so you can stuff it back into its sleeve.

If you’re flying near water the kite will happily float on water for a minute or more because the wing stays filled with air. That means you can fly (and crash) safely from narrow beaches where your wind window is over the water, plus enjoy body dragging, paddle boarding and all kinds of other kite-powered wet fun.

The third line with quick-release leash also provides a simple and effective safety system- just let go of the bar to instantly de-power if things get out of hand. The kite will settle to the ground while still tethered to your wrist so you don’t risk losing it downwind.

Both sizes come ready to fly with everything you need (except wind): low-stretch Dyneema lines, control bar and safety system, easy-to-pack compression bag, even a stainless ground stake to secure the rig when you need a break.