Friday night fly in Las Vegas had strong, very bumpy winds.
So naturally, I pulled out the Opium collector edition #02 standard
and 85'x175# Skybond line.
After about half an hour of working on my nemisis, the comete, the wind
had climbed a bit and I thought,
"Maybe I should put up a ven...BANG!
The D-Ring on my left strap busted, sending 85 feet of line into a bird's nest,
flinging one of the standoffs off as a sacrifice to the high wind demons and
fortunately, not hurting the kite itself (relax Randy G).