haha...it didn't survive very well.
i got both halves now (plus bar and lines intact) and will have it sewn back together...perhaps it will fly again. if not - no big deal, it's only a kite...and an inexpensive one at that, and after 13 years of kiting it would be the first "total loss" kite. And in the 2 months I had that 9m Peak I probably used it and had more fun with it than most people can do in 5 years because it's been such an amazing winter...so it was worth it either way and good for a laugh. Have a new one ordered and enroute anyway -- should be here by Friday...so not missing a single beat here and conditions are PRIMO.
i think I'm detecting some schadenfreude...hahhaahhahaha
thanks for asking though