KITES; both building and flying them,... mostly quad-lines, although I own others that never seem to get pulled from the bags!<br /><br />I work for the federal government's National Institutes of Health in the printing & graphic design area. <br /><br />I have the best wife/woman in the whole world! <br /><br />I'm part of a local kite club (actually several!, Wings Over Washington is the one that receives most of my attention though) and greatly value the opinions of the friends/ other members I have met. They help me solve developmental issues, as I'm much more of a concept-type of guy, than an actual implementer. I love these three guys (Harold Ames, Dave Ashworth & Mike Mosman) 'cause they're all engineer-geeks. You give them a cocktail napkin sketch and the next week they hand you back a prototype to test.
Don't know the weights but non-quad head wife could feel and appreciate the difference between Zen & Diamonds when handed one of each tube. Some like a flexible leading edge and the ability to go low wind ranges at any time
The black race is a tough great stick, ... Got lots of em! But if I was starting over I'd only use the Green race & Diamonds.
Diamonds are fantastic low wind tubes, and I have broken several impacting objects
Green race is the perfect stick .... If you have enough wind and want the frame less flexible
2, 3, 4 wraps, advantage, progressive wrapped, Skyshark P90s, zen tubes? I have all of these sticks for the 1.5 platform and don't prefer any of them! Only need two frames greenies and diamonds