mandy and I bought a kite. it's a "green dragon kite" from the discovery channel store. it has a "long flaming tail". It also cost ~$30. Furthermore, we broke it on the first try. Serious.
I guess that I'm just a killer kite flyer, and no kite can hold me. word.
So we were flying it near the library here, and it was fairly windy. I don't think it was too much wind for the kite to handle, but it ripped one of the anchors for the spar that holds the string to the kite. Ripped it right out. We found that piece lying about 5 feet from where the kite was. The kite was purportedly made of "ripstop" nylon. Doesn't seem too rip-stopping to me. Oh well. I exchanged it today, no questions asked. Good, 'cause I didn't want to have a broken kite that cost 30 dollars. Oh well.
I guess we're going to reinforce this new one a bit with some adhesive and some cloth or something. I'm not sure how it'll look, but I'm sure it'll be stronger. thats 1337.