In an effort to cross-reference the discussion on a similar subject:
Here is a link to a recent KF thread where the "kite knives" subject is discussed, titled:
"Kite knives, anyone tried the leatherman Z REX?"
Why take the effort to do this "cross-referencing"? Answer: If each member of KF does this for his "pet subjects," then, when the exact subject comes up for discussion, as it does, time after time... it enhances the "search" function of this forum, making it easier to locate and refer to the wealth of knowledge, buried in the archives... My "pet subjects" are: kite knives, board leashes, drift launches. So, I will try to do "cross-referencing" of threads on these subjects.