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.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 recently flew the Bandit 6 and I really liked it. As far as I know, Zeeko is not available in the US.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).
Oldnbroken wrote:What you are asking for is not really a compatible design criteria, as you stated.
No kite that I know of, is three struts and high aspect, it makes for a structurally soft kite.
There is a reason that high performance higher aspect kites have more than three struts
And what is the reason that the amount of struts is critical to you?
You are asking for an all around kite, ...but don't want an all around kite?
There are lots of all around kites (that you may be calling beginner specific) that are great into intermediate and beyond.
Strut count should not be the criteria for choosing a kite.
Da Yoda wrote:Just to be clear, my criteria is not for a 3 strut kite. I'm looking for a performance oriented kite that it's strengths are focused around FS,FR, and some Wave. Many companies categorize this type of kite as an "all around" kite, so I would say I'm looking for an all around kite.
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