...f you want your gear to last, and you are not one of those once a week lets go back and forth and just cruise around with our kites then stay away from SS.
...geez, I WISH I got to kite once a week! Damn. I unfortunately don't have the free time or the wind for it.
Definitely noted that you guys who live at windy places are harder on gear. That's why us east coasters (U.S.) never by used small kites from the Gorge, and the folks out there shouldn't buy used big kites from us!
I pretty much get every windy day we get during our windy season. I have had so many days straight I actually wished the wind would die!
It really depends on more than just the kite its self though. Conditions for one. We have a grassy area to set up and launch at. We don't get many days in the surf or on a sandy beach. It all so depends on how hard you are on your gear. I'm a monster towards mine. I self launch and even hot launch in light winds. I constantly crash my kites and hard.
eldadgold: Let me have that bandit for our season. I bet it won't be worth a damn after I'm done with it.
Kites might be bomb proof but they are not Joe Proof!