I have owned and been disappointed by several kites.
What these kites have in common is that they were designed by one person
and built to a low price point by a licensing company. So the designer gets
some money and watches as a well intentioned kite is lowered in quality by
material and parts compromises to meet a companie's idea of where the kite
Diablo AFTER the rights were sold by Ken McNeill.
(after much standoff modifications, the kite at least flew
without falling apart)
Paper Airplane (designed by Robert Brasington)
(with cheap sail, stitching and no reinforcement, this one sits useless
in the closet after 1 moderate nose plant totally removed the rear
spine pocket and mostly ripped the spine guide pockets)
Jam Session Classic
(connector material so porous the rods poked through after gentle use)
I want to like these kites, but building to a price point is killing off the desire
of many new fliers who have spent what they consider a lot of money for
a kite that only flew a few times.
Sorry, just had to whine after looking at that Airplane kite again.