I have become such a fan of the ITW Levitation, that is is virtually the only kite I've flown for the past several years. I have
had many successful flights, using shorter spreaders, when the wind is higher than the kites range. And have had
pretty good luck.
But for someone who comes from the Land-of-little-wind, when I arrive somewhere I can fly, I seem to most often be putting the Levi's through some "unnatural acts ". It is time to think again of a higher wind kite.
Several years ago I bought a Paul's Fishing Kite, which for some reason I have never flown. May have something to do with reluctance using the kite because of it's " exotic " wooden spreader. Taqua, I think is the species. When I bought the kite,
I added a couple spare spreaders, to include them in the crazy cost of shipping. It is not nearly as convenient as using
SKY Shark 400 to re-spar most of my kites; easily available from several friendly vendors.
In the past I used a Sutton 8, which I still have. It seemed a bit like a toy, but the few times I flew it, it did a nice job of lifting
a relatively light rig. Knowing they are no longer available, it makes no sense for me to dedicate my efforts to a kite I can't
Any thoughts for kites to lift in the 17, 18 20 MPH plus range would be greatly appreciate.