Did you buy your kites on the Outer Banks? It sounds like you talked to some of my instructors.
PVITfrumBYRAM, I talked with Yuichi from Scratch in Wilmington and he was helpful but didn't have the right sizes/years of SBs in stock; I talked to people at Kitty Hawk and wound up buying from them. Which school are you with? I'm in Durham and am interested in getting in touch with kiters on the NC coast.