So, any other 'got one back that got away' kites out there?
OK, missed that bit on the Ichiban post.
One that generated quite a few Frequent Flier Miles that eventually made its way back to me is a '98 HQ Zenith, that I snarfed off Dan's Bargin Page (sic)
Another local kiter liked it and asked to buy it. I didn't really want to sell it, but figured I could always get another.
Trouble is, HQ discontinued the Midi & Zenith and the supply dried up.
I later found that he had flipped it and doubled his money, as I sold it for less than Dan charged me.
I'd go broke even faster than normal if I was in the kite business.
Several years later I was doing a kite swap for a red fade Zenith and much to my surprise, it turned out to be the very same Zenith, as it had some distinguishing repairs and marks on it.
I was so happy to have it back, it's got more airtime on it than any of my other dual line kites