Finally got some wind, the first in a couple weeks. Dutifully got out my Micron and got to work. A couple inadvertent landings later, I notice the kite is a bit more floppy than usual after resetting the lower spreader. Thats when I see the problem...no upper spreader. This is the first time it came completely out - normally it hangs on one side or the other. It wasn't near the 'landing' site so I can only assume it came out when I yanked on the line to try and get an axel going; popping out somewhere 50 feet up in the air and landing goodness knows where. 30 minutes of searching later, I had to give up.
However, I am down but not defeated. I go home and shave the ends of a bamboo bbq skewer and voila, an almost good as new Micron!
Check out my impressive (if I do say so myself) construction work...
Unfortunately by the time all this was done the day was over. I will be ordering some spares of the graphite variety shortly hehe.
And so, there was my kiting day.
edit - and you can see my new addition to the lower one - neon yellow paint on the tips to try and make these dang things easier to see.