francis luengo wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 pm
All brands are making new strutless and one-strut kites for foiling.
I´m interesting in buying a 12 m but I don´t know wich one is better.
Can you help me in my decision?
In general, the less struts, the more prone they are to flapping, when over the sweetspot, and when turned tight they all flap to some extent.
Of course this is also a major design issue that are very different amongst brands, but everything else being equal above is what we experience on the different one and no strut compared.
One strut will keep the canopy partly over water when down, so easier to catch wind and relaunch, OR drift ashore.
No strut kites can be a bit tricky to get "out" when all canopy has soaked to the surface, but mostly a matter of getting used to I think
I like to mount a camera on my kite, so I like the strut for that - but assume others dont do this.
Not much difference between a one and no strut otherwise, they are both lighter, and hang well, some has good range, others has good lowend (you can not get both).
A no strut will usually be the lightest of course, and can hang in the lowest wind
A strut cam picture here at my homespot some weeks ago:
Taken with my Zeeko Notus Air, same day, beautiful weather