I live inland and generally have to fly to the coast to get a decent session in, so for me these split boards are magic when it comes to dealing with airline luggage restrictions.
I've had a Progeni Mutare split board for the last few years and am stoked to see other manufacturers embrace the concept.http://www.progenilife.com/
First Flysurfer with their flysplit and now Nobile, and they both look very similar to the Progeni board.
I just wonder why they're only becoming available now... maybe the original Progeni patent has expired since its introduction in 2009?
My next kites will probably strutless, something like the Cloud 8 and Cloud 12. And then I can get a compact pump like the K-Pump K40...