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Author Topic: Sano SSL v. Shadow  (Read 2409 times)
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« on: March 22, 2010, 06:52 PM »

I've been eyeing the Shadow in the swap meet, but I'm somewhat past the point of "collect every kite I can."

I have a Sano SSL (two, in fact - my wife needs one of them  Wink).  How comparable is the Shadow to the SSL, in terms of light-wind ease of flight, and in terms of trickability on the low end?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 10:27 PM »

SSL did what I wanted it to do but can't say that with the Shadow.  You're good as is.     
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 10:54 PM »

We've got both. ( I guess we aren't past the point of having every kite there is Roll Eyes ) They are different animals completely, and the Shadow is still teaching me things about toning down my inputs..............


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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 01:58 PM »

I have both SSL and Shadow.  My first day out with the Shadow didn't go well.  Perhaps I need to be trained to minimize my inputs.  Perhaps there are bridle adjustments required. 
The SSL is a fine, fine kite.  Aerostars are some of the best made kites out there.  I bought a discontinued rainbow-colored Shadow on the swap because I like the graphic and color combo.  I tried it once, then put it in my "to be sold someday" pile.  More oversteer than I enjoy.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 02:49 PM »

I wanted to redo the Shadow's bridle, so it could be easier to adjust
the Sano made a much better first impression, but that's to be expected considering the price and it's coming from a meticulous craftsman and not an offshore factory
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