And yeah, those 2011/2012 Rallys were light. I'm sure the current generation of Rallys is heavier than them as well. The 3 strut Rallys rolled up real small and compact. The new ones have those little wingtip struts that will add probably the same weight or more than what you see on the SSTs. It's a tough call... for durability, they add more material and reinforcements. That stuff takes up weight, though!
Seems like the mail was answered by the KB post. These are the 4 refinements for 2017, as I read them;proletariat wrote:Oh yeah, and also interested if anyone knows about additional 2017 design changes.
SS wrote:-For 2017 we're releasing more sizes to include a full range (4-10 meter and 12 meter) so kiters can set themselves up with the perfect quiver.
-Trailing edge tension is now controlled with the addition of Teijin T2 Polyester ripstop canopy material, which decreases trailing edge flutter and increases durability.
-We reinforced the one-pump inflation valve's connection to the bladder to help prevent blowouts caused by improper hose attachment/detachment.
-Finally, we added two Kevlar patches to prevent bridle rub on the trailing edges.