Originally Posted by Razors edge 29
The Quark is great as I am told. But I also hear it can't handle much wind wereas the new Blade might have an edge.
As I recall, the original claims for the MSR were claims of handling up to 10 mph winds. The reality is closer to 0 mph. The SR120 will be no different. It's light weight, low headspeed, low torque and FP. The laws of physics don't pay much attention to outlandish claims.
Originally Posted by jasmine2501
Local support, parts, DSM compatible, brand loyalty, to try something new, it looks cool, 72MHz sucks... etc, etc...
As far as support goes, most LHS do not supply any, they tell you to talk to Horizon. There's no way Horizon support comes close to what MRC provides. Quarks are designed so most parts should not be damaged in a crash. If you break any of these parts, they replace it. But, you are right. That is the perception of most.