As far a which kite you should buy, it really depends on, what your
flying goals and budget are. I strongly suggest you try a kite before
buying. IMHO, here are a number of kites you might try
TrickTail by Active People: pricey, but worth every penny, very precise
and very slow precise tricks.
HQ Electra: fair price, nice looking sail, multipurpose, smooth, bit
HQ Jam Session: good price,is a trick kite, with overstreer, not that
precise, but good for tricks. Depends on the bridle setting and wind
HQ MIDI 98: good price, is a good compromise, does tricks and is fairly
Premier Trick and Track: Good price, medium precision, medium
trickability, a bit heavy, usally comes with lines and straps.
Azur Expresso: Excellent price, Medium Precision, Good Trickability,
bridle adjustments are calibrated with knots.
TOTL North Shore Radical: On sale check kitelife.com link, this kite
is very precise, although not a kite to learn tricks with. Very loud.
These are but a few, but try before you buy, go to a kite festival or
stunt kite competitions, usually there is a demo field. Of course
talk to kite flyiers in your area. They will also let you try their
Thats about it, hope this was helpful.
> I have been flying a Spin-Off for about 4 years now, and I want to
> buy another kite. I'm thinking that I want something quieter, with less
> pull, perhaps a little quicker, and able to fly in 3-15 mph winds.
> I was thinking about the HQ Elektra. Any comments on this kite or
> suggestions for others?