You know what makes me
the most? It is that Albatross kites are getting copied by another factory in Weifang. A factory which has some scary Revolution clones ~spit for effect~ and it seems has monster rescources.
This believe it or not is an Albatross counterfeit
(I've blurred all the logos because I am not here to advertise obvious
makers of counterfeit kites)
The sad thing is these guys (correct me if I am wrong here and this is not someones design they've just thrown on a W-quad) can it seems design something quite original. Yes It looks like a car crash with a van of quilt makers but it is actually quite nice in its own messed up way.
They get even better on the second one when they have stopped sniffing the glue:
The other thing that scared me apart from the colour was their 'patented'..wait for it...."stone washed carbon fiber rods"
The trouble is these guys openly
and should obviously be nuked from orbit
. They have it blatently on the front page of the retail site they use so they are in essence a buch of pirates. Nobody here I'm sure no matter how much they want a kite to look like a 60s quilt would support them.
The strange thing is how good would these guys get if they were legit and not theiving Rev and Albatross (how very dare u!) pirates?