One of the best quotes about Paul I've heard is that "you don't buy a kite from Paul, you lease them".
Paul is always there to help out, offer advice, be a kite buddy, and a good friend to many. He spends considerable time on the phone talking with his customers.
There are a few custom builders that compete with Paul in build quality and attention to detail, but not many. He is certainly one of the best.
The Sano does very well in bumpy inland winds and is my favorite 7' sport kite. There is always a set in the truck of my car. The Sano is the kite that taught me tweaking and testing is a good thing. I've learned much tinkering with Paul's SS standoffs and bridle settings.
I also learned the hazards of kite addiction and total denial of the affliction with an entire bag dedicated to Paul's kites containing sixteen separate gold diamond kite sleeves. I am just not interested in intervention and could quit at any time. Really.
Paul helped me build my first complete kite using a Sano kit. Lot's of satisfaction in that and Paul made it happen. Now I regularly terrorize bits of polyester and nylon with the sewing machine.
A thread of favorite settings and tweaks for Sano owners might be helpful. I found a bridle change, multiple holes for the inner standoff, and a prototype vent to be very useful.
Lot's of great color combos out there but I think Paul did his best work in RWB. Spectrum being a close second.
A very biased comment of course.
I feel fortunate to have happened across Paul and his kites in the 'searching for the ideal kite phase'. Thank you Paul very much for your kites, patience, and friendship!
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