If you are reading this, it's because you were probably thinking to yourself, 'Well what is the difference between a Kickit and a Sidekik anyway? Are they the same?'
This article will help break it down for you!
There are many key differences between a Kickit and a Sidekik. Here are the high level differences:
The Sidekik is faster, more sensitive, and better for skill moves.
The Kickit is slower, less sensitive, and better for playing at the net.
Want the nitty gritty? Here you go:
The Sidekik is faster because it has only 4 feathers, a smaller kick-pad, and a narrower profile, causing it to create less drag on the way down. The Sidekik is more sensitive because the surface area of the kick-pad is smaller and more compressed, causing it to bounce higher with less impact. And The Sidekik is better for skills moves because of its narrower or slimmer profile. It doesn't require as much movement to get your leg/foot/body around it for tricks.
The Kickit is slower because we have expanded the center of gravity (CG) controller in the middle and added an additional feather (5 total) for more drag to increase flight time. This was designed to give you more time to react and get your body positioning correct for making optimal contact. The Kickit is less sensitive because we expanded the size of the Kick-pad giving it slightly less compression for more of a muted bounce than the Sidekik, but still fairly bouncy-- that's part of the fun! We expanded the size of the Kick-pad primarily to make it an easier target to hit. It is much easier to make contact with the Kickit than the smaller Sidekik. The Kickit is better for playing at the net because of the larger Kick-pad and the increased air time. These key changes have helped us to create a game that everyone can play!
So which one should you get?
Here's what we have found:
Soccer players ages 6 to Pro love the Sidekik because it presents a new challenge related to a game they already love, adore, and are motivated to get better at.
Anyone ages 6+ that wants a new way to get active and casually kick around with some friends/family would enjoy the Kickit more.
Anyone, especially including people who have played soccer, ages 8 to Pro that like a good natured competitive new game would love the Kickit Sport-Pack. Why 8+ for the Kickit Sport-Pack? Because if you're younger than 8, the thing you love most is Kicking the Kickit as high as you can, or seeing how many juggles you can get with it! You're probably less interested in the rules of the game and the confines of the court. Atleast that's what we have found. Who knows, maybe you're a Kickit Sport prodigy!
Hopefully this helped to answer your questions about the key differences between a Kickit and a Sidekik so you can make the best decision for you or who you're shopping for! If you have any more questions please reach out to our team through the chat app on our home page.