Just to resurrect this thread.. more discussion on this at:
http://www.revkites.com/forum/index.php ... entry60611
and on John Baressi's page at http://www.facebook.com/barresij
The Chinese factory involved is not only making blatant knock-off copies of kites, but also in some cases branding them as the actual manufacturer's kites (which is counterfeiting and is illegal) whilst building some of these with bamboo / fibreglass instead of carbon so they don't even conform to the normal manufacturers standards but can run them off cheaply!
How anyone could say this doesn't harm the kiting community I don't know.. whether or not these things "fly well" is irrelevant, if you buy one you are supporting an illegal Chinese counterfeiting operation.
This includes many dual line models as well as Revs.. check out John's Facebook page which has LOTS of information..
Off soap box now..