Probably only had about 10 hours flying time so far but today was my 1st time in a strong wind 16mph with gusts upto 30mph according to the weather forecast. I setup the kite with the 3wrap spares and the additional 2wrap horizontal spar. Anyway after about 3 hours of flying one of the vertical spars snapped mid flight (about 25ft of the ground).
What am hoping, can you tell me
- - Was I flying in to strong a wind (gusts) and I just got unlucky for it to snap.
- - Being a new flyer, yes I have had a few hard crashes leading edge down, could this have weakened the spar.
- - Could the spar have been defective.