Westozzy wrote:I would have to agree with bnthere. You asked for a high aspect three strut and the two you are testing are neither. Especially the evo. To add to this it has delta DNA, with the delta characteristics.
Maybe you should have just asked for all rounder kites, because as I said what you are testing does not match the criteria you asked for.
But in the end if it gets you on the right kite for you then its been a post worthwhile. Good luck let us know how you go.
I think you're right... I should have inquired about which is the highest aspect "all-around" kite vs. specifically a 3-strut. I knew that asking for the "highest aspect" kite could actually equate to what is in fact a "medium aspect" design based on the specific topic, but my overall goal was to find the most aggressive kite in that category.
When I first posted I was only looking at 5-strut "all-around" kites knowing that they tend to be more aggressive. I quickly realized my kite options were somewhat limited. That's what prompted me to explore the 3-struct category more closely, but as I had originally stated, I was finding it hard to find a 3-strut kite that was more performance oriented vs. beginner oriented or wave specific.
I'm now a little confused... How is it that the Park and the Evo are completely different kites? Both are categorized as the brand's "all-around" kites.
The main differences that I can see are in the shape, struts and their ARs. This is why I wanted to know which 3-strut kites would have a higher AR in hopes to find something closer to the aggressiveness of a higher AR, 5-strut kite like the Evo. Sounds like the Park is not an ideal comparison. Considering my sizing requirements and the kites available to me, what should I directly compare to narrow down the options?
Evo vs ?
Park vs Bandit
Bandit vs Evo
None of the above... each are completely different kites that shouldn't be compared to each other regardless that they're categorized equally.
Btw... Thanks for your time and the replies Westozzy. For the most part, you've been really helpful to me.