Even in real high winds? Mm so it pumps into position for launching. There's a thought. But still the fact that you have to then attach a hand pump for the final pressure kind of defeats the purpose. Like the look of a pump that pumps to desired pressure and ya done!
Eh, more like a compromise to "the purpose"
I leave the kite on its back until ( self) launch (as learned from supaEZ)
No need to even attach the manual pump while reaching the higher pressure as the kite stays put even with the higher pressure even in high wind ( with more sand of course)
Most importantly, no question that I'd prefer to have a high quality $200 pump that reaches full pressure... but this option is 10 times the price including the worry of someone stealing the pump, and the pump breaking.. to me, if my $13 pump breaks or gets stolen I'd be glad to break out the next one