>Something that stretches the arms a bit on a windy day would be pretty
>cool - upto about fifty quid would be fine.
Have a look at the cheaper Spirit of Air Kites. They start at around #35
and although you'll only get a 4 or 5 footer for that price, they're
generally pretty well made and do actually fly, unlike a lot of the cheap
toss that's out there. The range goes all the way up to about 200 quid and
although we could all stand around and argue for hours about who makes the
best high end kites, I think most people would agree that the Spirit of Air
kites in the lower range are among the best.
But perhaps the best thing you can do is drop Roy Reed an email. He's
got a Flexifoil Erazor for sale for 40 quid and it's a great beginner/
Hang on. Here's the message:
>Subject: Kites for sale
>Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 19:47:12 +0100
>I've got a Flexifoil Erazor going for #40UK and an Eolo-Gayla Tango for
>The Erazor is Andy Preston designed for beginners to intermediate level,
>6ft span, carrington sail, static bridle, trickable, wind range 5-30mph,
>was #59 new.
>The Tango is a freestyle kite for intermediate to expert, 6ft span,
>Icarex sail, dynamic bridle, very trickable, wind range 5-25mph, was
>I'll be at Basingstoke Kite fest next weekend if anyone want to test
I'd go for the Erazor if he's still got it. It's very strong, will take
a really high wind (and give you that hard pull you wanted) but it's also
versatile enough that you won't grow out of it too soon.
Hope that helps.