Just as an update to my previous post (Freilein - Windrider), I ended up purchasing a different quad kite to the Windrider.
It turned out to be a 2.1m Albatross Branded kite.
After some excitement & watchin some more online videos, I decided to give it a crack..
I was down the beach and possibly should have gone for a walk instead of doing a maiden.. I managed to get the kite in the air a couple of times, but there is definately a skill to keeping quad from NOT spinning.. I think the slightly strong winds didnt help.. LOL
Anyway, after some more teasing on the lines, I managed to bring it down on the side and cracked one of the leading edge spars. Luckly it came with a spare.
I have not yet had time to give it another go, but I have been doing some more Googling and have come across the REV SLE 1.5 with the larger (and hopefully stronger) leading edge spar.
Now to my questions...
1. Would the SLE be a better quad to learn on (due to the larger spar)? Does the larger spar make the kite perform / respond differently (slower)?
2. Would it be better to go for a vented or standard sail? (I have seen a couple of reasonable good deals online for both options atm).