Everyone will insert what they ride to this question as we all ways believe what we have is the best. What I want to know is where you kite that you destroy a kite in 6 months so I can move there the wind must be great!!!
I mainly kite in the NE Brazil area these days (Cumbuco and further north-west).
Yes, it is windy here most of the time.
I'm fed up with Cabrinha's issues and hick-ups.
Cheap and broken pulleis, cheap and broken lines, and finally a shredded canopy last weekend where the canopy ripped into pieces midair when starting off to a big jump...
The kite is 6 months old.
Every year I purchased 2 to 3 SB's in different sizes to avoid having any issues.
In the past my local store replaced things during warranty. They know how I tread my belongings.
Since I live in Brazil I purchased the last lot of kite gear from a German dealer who I only know from email and phone calls. They seem to be a good bunch of people and are very helpful. But Cabrinha Germany declined the broken canopy, telling the store 'the kite must have been damaged beforehand and kites these days don't rip in the air anymore'.
Mmhh, mine did...
And yeah, cars don't break down anymore until a minimum of 150,000km too...!
I brought the kite to the local kite repair center for repair and Carlinhos said Cab kites last only 6 months here. Their canopy material is different to most other kite brands.
I will sell my 3 Switchblades and will purchase 3 new kites of another brand.
End of story...