my first personal kite was a new 2002 ss fuel 14m - i beat the crap out of it, it would not die! i've stayed with ss over the years because their kites fly really well and are tough, not to mention their simple innovations - strut connectors, pump leash, 3 strut. so yes, you can say i'm partial to ss, but not a pimp ... i've got better things to do.
yes, we all know the link was no good ... my sales rep advise me not to buy them, thanks dave.
fast forward 2007 when i launched my kiteboarding biz, exuma kitesurfing:
i've read and heard about ss trailing edge issues. my ss schools kites get used and abused to the maximum! i've used, td2s, td3s, revs, rev2s, octanes (the latter), fuels, rpms, and rallys for my school and NEVER ONCE have i had a trailing edge issue. i'm in a hot, sunnny, salty climate, harsh conditions.