Beginner Questions: What is the purpose of a trainer kite?

A trainer kite is a 2-line foil kite (otherwise known as a ram-air foil) that is usally 1-3 square meters in size. Using a trainer kite is the first step in learning to kiteboard and teaches the student about the wind and the basics of kite flying. The trainer teaches how to steer properly and safely as well as how the kite reacts to movements and the wind. Having good kite skills with the trainer will transfer over to the larger kites for quicker learning in lessons.