MarcThompson wrote:Honestly, I would concentrate in what I want (all-in-one high AR kite) rather then the number of struts in it.
I should have been a little more clear about my inquiry. I've been mainly looking at 5-strut kites that fall into my criteria perfectly (i.e. Evo, Varial X, Switchblade, etc...), but I'm finding that I'm very limited with options vs. what's seems to be available if I open up my options to 3-strut kites.
ChristoffM wrote:I would recommend the Fone bandit for that catergory. Maybe Zeeko Notus as well. I am looking for the same type of kite, but my criteria is absolute best lightweight kite for its size, good performance, but still fast handling. I am using a blade vertigo which is probably slightly lower aspect than the two mentioned (I think) but it is light, fast turning, and made to sit closer to the edge of the window which is normally what a higher aspect kite gives you (better L/D).
I recently flew the Bandit 6 and I really liked it. As far as I know, Zeeko is not available in the US.
So far I've tried the following "all in one" 3-strut kites...
SS Rally (2012)
WH Rabbit Gang
Here's what I've tried with 5 struts...