Thanks for the kind offer but sweetening the pot is plenty from my perspective@Happyspoon, I found I had two kites and there is someone out there needing to fly one of them! I hope to learn dual line on the other. This will be a sweet grab bag for someone. Looking forward to learning more about your project too!
I've added neoprene sleeves to mine for just that reason after the ODSKC. Just haven't taken the time to take pics. Weather has been lousy hot.
Photomom suggested a bit of sail repair tape on the backside of the velcro tabs but I have so much self adhesive velcro handy, I haven't opted for that particular solution but it seems to make the most sense without going into re-engineering the spring itself.
I did do a review of the Reflex along with some basic flying video and posted it a few places.. I'll post it here if there's interest.. Many of you have already seen it at the other locations..
I'd be for adding some shrink wrap to the spar in that rub zone too! Wonder if anything has been done with the velcro on the spring end - heard of at least one instance of it coming off and getting lost! Growing pains!
Man I can relate to that. While I was in a store today I was talking to someone who was wearing a Tilley hat just like the one I had on. I said something about it being a kite flier's hat mentioning that I flew kites & then I got "the look". I just didn't say much more as I wasn't feeling like an ambassador at the time. Can't remember the last time I saw a kite that wasn't mine in the air within a hundred miles of my home.
Just out here in the sticks, Solo Hill Billie Kite Flailer