Does anyone know what would cause regular failure of the O-ring that holds the bungee cord for the top vertical?
My flying buddy has broken 3 and today I had one of mine go. This has been over probably the past 8 months.
I have spares and I know how to field repair this but it seems too frequent to me and I'm wondering what the cause may be.
When mine went I saw it immediately and landed the kite (full sail, almost no wind) to check it. I found half the piece still on the rev so I've attached a photo. It looks like one side is a clean flat break and the other side is rough. I couldn't find the other half in the sand and we've never recovered any of Johnny's pieces so I'm not sure if his broke the same.
The kite I was flying is a pro that's 18 months old and well looked after. Anyone know if this is normal and what might be causing it?