Flysurf77 wrote:Thanks for the video.
I find it pretty easy to release knowing that you are able to open it with only one finger and with a fully extended arm, which is a position allowing very little strength.
The way you were describing it I thought the QR was hard to open!?
I use to have a QR from an other brand that tended to open by itself due to vibration during the riding and I found that very dangerous as it was releasing by itself and putting me in bad situation! A bit of resistance is a good thing in my opinion! Just my two cents!
About the kite, it happened to me with two of my kites, two different brands, but they had a lot of life behind them and pretty beat up!
Yours looks pretty beat up too, even the pain is coming off! I guess too much sun, sand, salt water......etc!
Now I take real good care of my kites, specially packing them, and nothing like that happens anymore!
Are you seriously that stubborn? Open it with one finger? Huh?
Well a video tells more than 1000 words and every half way intelligent person sees there is a problem with that QR. A QR needs to open easily and not with heavy forces.
Regarding the struts- who cares what happened to your other 2 brands and how hard you were beating them up (or the students of your school). We are talking about this Epic kite.
And no- this kite or the struts were not beaten up or given a hard time. The paint is peeling off very easily. The paint is not peeling off the canopy so how would you explain it is peeling off the struts?
Edit: I do not care about the peeling paint (which I'm sure is because the struts expand and contract while in- and deflating, and they were most likely painted while they were not expanded). The broken struts are one of the issues I have with Epic and their so called customer service. And no- I do not store my kites in a bag or tightened up. They are laying very lose in my spare bedroom.
Go on raving your Epic kites (or your sales will go down further).