Wow wow, I hope you're right! would love to make my current kite work, Lithiums are fantastic, which is why I opted for it as my high wind kite, but obviously not having a good experience to date.
In terms of a good kite pump, which one would you consider high quality? (I'm still using my 2011 ozone which seems to work great). stopped using gauges years ago, but what do you consider a good gauge too.
I got the Bravo 4 Kite pump halfway down the page. Came with the gauge. It instantly solved my small lithium folding issue. Pumped to 9 psi and was good to go. I know the gauges wear out - but this was a new kite for me. Now I know how it feels to be at 9 PSI for that kite and when the gauge goes - I wont need it for that kite anymore. I am sure there are many other good pumps - this is the one that worked well for me for the exact same issue.