Ok, I have introduced my 12 year old son to the wonderful world of kite flying. I coached him a little shadowing my movements on my deep space then let him loose on his own on a couple of my older kites.
The first, some piece of rubbish that I don't think I ever managed to fly right. The second an eolo tango2 that used to be my main kite before getting the deep space.
After 3 hours he was getting quite good. Kept it in the air more than it was on the ground. However, when it was on the ground it tended to get there in a high speed nose dive.
Consequently, after one two many nose dives the tango is no more (sniff) torn sail and snapped spars.
So my question is this. There are cheap kites out there that would get him started but I think he would very quickly be bored by them and I want to encourage him. So what's a good starter kite that is robust but nice to fly. I'd get another tango in a heartbeat but I can't seem to find them for sale anymore.
Thanks in advance.