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« on: July 02, 2015, 02:34 PM »

I am giving some thought to purchasing one of these kites. It's been about 10 years since I've done any kite flying, but my favorite was the El Nino(a 3/4 version of the Team High Fly kite) See my initial post in the Solid Gold Forum.

Has anyone had any actual experience with either or both of these kites and can recommend one or the other? I know these are relatively inexpensive kites(as far as prices go these days), but I'm afraid my days of spending $150.00 or so are over with, unless I really regain my enthusiasm for the activity.

According to Into The Wind they are both their fastest turn/tightest turning radius kite on the Comparison Chart in which they are listed.

Any other inexpensive recommendations beside these two are certainly welcome.

Thanks in advance for any information anyone is able to provide. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 12:37 AM »

It depends on what sort of kite you are looking for.  I had an Addiction and it was a really nice little kite, very tricky for the price,well made and easy to fly.  It can be a bit twitchy and oversteers a bit as it comes but there are several mods you can do to tame this and you can even re frame it to make it a pretty good kite. I haven't flown the Salsa, but as I understand it is more an entry level 'Ballet' type kite, better precision but not as tricky as the Addiction though it will do basic tricks. Both good value for the money.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:05 AM »

Thanks Hadge, I'm leaning a bit more to the Salsa right now; I'm thinking it may behave more like the El Nino, or at least hoping that is the case. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:58 AM »

if you search here on the forum there is information about reframing the Addiction to something a little more performance based....might be interesting to you to read.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 07:24 AM »

Thanks. I appreciate the suggestion. This might be something to consider if I am able to rekindle my interest in kite flying. Smiley
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