Climate/weather considerations regarding the longevity of your kites
Old rain = mud, and will get your kite dirty, dry conditions or new rain will remove dirt.
Flying on a thick enough layer of soft snow - there are no limitations in handing over to a beginner - they can't crash it except for snapping the stand offs if the kite get stuck (no no why are you looking at me? ).
Abrasion get much reduced on icy ground, but you might suddenly damage a split nock if you happen to tip stab or 2 point-land hard. Is it possible to damage an QLK LE end cap by tip stabbing on hard and/or frozen ground?
Salt water - exotic matter occasionally encountered when travelling.
Must admit that I went soft though and did dry my f/v 1.5 B-series and my Infinity (but without removing the mud) after my latest session.
OMG I suddenly realize, will I be able to drive the (QLK) kite stake into the ground during the whole forthcoming winter (and if so would certain conditions require a metal detector to find the handles again?)? It will be my first winter as a QLK pilot so I haven't had to deal with this issue before and when handling a single DLK in everything except for very hard wind, a kite stake is not so important.
tbh i'm pretty much like you. had a small starter kite, then got a better kite, then got a silverfox there's also this thread which was quite useful to me. I took some time figuring out how to tension the wing. leech line is easier to understand thankfully. don't hesitate to ask questions, no doubt e can help each other out with our new toys