Hi Steven, In my experience the "tough" 1.5 model already exists, you can beat the stitches out of it for a couple of thousands of hours too! Buy the factory stocker with that fat Dacron leading edge and throw in some green race (the travel frame is stronger + cheaper to fix if you break a spar). Ask for some extra leading edge patches to be placed at the folds, if not also included at that center point if you want more durability. That will double the lifespan of your sail, the only remaining wear point is the trailing edge. Failure there is a long way down the quad-line trail.
Upgrade to a Pro and have Bazzer slap all the upgrades on it, or pop for a Eliot Shook Mesh and double the wind range while still getting all the latest developments in construction.
Less than standard wind in my area IS indoor conditions (unlimited ceiling though ~ HA) If we get a steady 10 mph breeze then the public schools would be closed for a week! What is "less than standard" in South Africa?
I want a design for no wind/indoors that flies just like the rest of the kites in my bag. The indoor Revolution kite has too much pilot transition expected, like putting left handed but playing the rest of your golf clubs "righty".
The Zen can fly in zip wind, but many folks don't connect, put the time in necessary to be as one with that wing. There very well may be a significant market for the Helium as a cross-over kite.
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