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Old 02-28-2006, 10:26 AM   #11
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I just bought my first pair of addi turbos last week , and I know a lot of folks around here will probably lynch me because they love them, but I just was not that impressed with them being 'so much' better than any others especially at that type of price increase. So it really is going to end up being personal preference, keep trying and find what you really like.

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Old 02-28-2006, 10:35 AM   #12
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Re: how much better are the addi turbos?
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i only have one pair of circ. addi turbos size 8. i really do like them, but to try adn get all of the circs in addi turbo is just WAY out of my price range. i would like to get boyles or denises (it will probably have to be boyloes so my dog doesnt chew up the plastic ones) but will they frustrate me beyond belief? how much worse can it be or is it worse at all?

At our Ben Franklin store, the most expensive SusanBates Silvalume circulars are $6.95. I'm willing to bet that they are just as good as Addi's. Ben Franklin seems to have the best size selection of them.

There are a lot of people here who have said wonderful things about the Silvalumes. I have never seen them that I recall and no Ben Franklin stores in my area anymore... :( (I loved Ben Franklin when I was little!) I would definitely consider trying them too!
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:06 AM   #13
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Really it's just a preference thing--I don't like Addi Turbos very much because they are too slippery for me. I love my Denises! So just because everyone else raves about Addis doesn't mean they're the needles you absolutely must get! I would try other kinds before buying tons of Addis if you're uncomfortable with the price.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:09 AM   #14
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thanks guys.

im gonna try soem boyles 26" size 11US for my next scarf and ill see how it goes. i really did like the addis. they seemed too slippery at first, but then i got the hang of it and it seemed like i knit so much faster with those than any other straights i have
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:11 AM   #15
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Well if you liked them, they gave you the greatest ebay place to get them for sure, so start saving pennies , if you like them, they are worth every penny to have a tool you enjoy.

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