I started kiting this time around last year. Had a 2 days course where I started to get the hang of waterstarts the second day. A friend of mine bought the Dash and I tried it, very nice kite.
Very stable, good feedback at the bar and fast reaction on steering.
After that I bought a series my self, and been very happy about it.
I haven't had any problems of it falling out the skies.
And I actually think it relaunches quite easy.
So I wouldn't hesitate to buy if it's a good deal.
I love mine and will keep them until they are ready for the trash can