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I wouldn't catagorize much of what I do while flying as "normal". You're new, so I won't take offense 😁. And yes, the CXL are a fine rod for what I do. The P2X also seem like they'll work well in my newly acquired quad sails.
I started flying when the kites were called stunt kites. I'm neither an artist nor a competitor. 30 plus years ago I discovered the more serious I became with my flying, the less I enjoyed it. So, up until a couple of years ago, I just didn't fly any more. It was with an eye towards retirement that I took flying back up again. Now I will fly what I want, when I want, and (generally) where I want... all while not taking myself very seriously. No one else should take me 'very seriously' either.
I frequently fly in confined "urban" settings. The breakage was occuring when I flew into immovable objects (brick walls, columns, concrete stairs). Thankfully my control has improved. My 3Wind SUL still has its original frame and sail. Bungee, end caps, and bridles seem to be more consumable type items 🤭.
Sorry for being an a hole but like to mix things up and wake people up witkph some unorthodox approaches. Apologize for offending any one it was not intentional. Will engage otherwise stand byers. Really do want to make a difference with people some times a little shock hurts ok. l lol be BACK. Michael firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael email@example.com Breakage usually is around ferrule point so use internal tight fitting and external ferrules. Extra length near stress point , cross speader spars both top and bottom most stress on bottom spine spreader point so make about 4inch inner and outer ferrule. Cheaper and less trouble replacing spars. Best spar prices KitesandFunThings.com ask for Marianne Happy Flight