Yeah great material really well made.
Do not leave the deflate tabs in the strut when you store the kite, but the valves "repair" themselves.
Been receiving excellent feedback and service from Mark, Sharon, and Shawn because I ended up buying the kites direct. However shop in FLA seems good too. Seems like sales are for any level of kiter, but if you already know how to kite, you will love these kites especially if you like to have a kite that likes to be flown.
Safety wise great depower, if you let the bar go (without stopper the kite will kill power and fall to the side of the window onto the water. Relaunch is really fast. Extremely direct steering and pull through the turn and loops.
I think they will come out with more instructions and a booklet for the kite soon because there are so many options to customize. Have heard that you can change smoke and gypsy to nonpulley C setup but have not tried. I have been riding them stock set up which has been good to me.
Having a lot of fun (no wind here
) but oh well. Went all in on smoke, gypsy and boss, and yes price wise we are up there with Naish but I come from Naish all the way from Aero II to Torch 4 and now I will not go back. With 3 struts do not miss one pump. Everything super simple and looks like its built to last. Very generous amount of parts (chick loop and rope) are sent with the kite as well.
The size range are great for high wind and wind above 14 knots for me on my surf or skim board (i weigh 168). Very grunty so kite choice is important even though there is lots of range in the 9.
I like to rig small kites so this is great for me.