The BEAN is a nice kite if you want to have a cheap easy to build traction kite. The pull this kite generates is enorm. If you build a 5 sq mtr you'll have a lot of fun in 2 to 3 bf.
You could compare it with a c-quad, some say the bean pulls harder.
It also depends on what you want to do with it. Although you can kitesurf with it, do not drop it in the water it will sink as a stone, if you want to use it in a buggy then this may be your kite but dont expect to have the same performance as a JoJo foil or a Bora. To use it for physical workout on the beach, this is a wannahave.
When i build my first bean i had a lot of fun with it, i still use the bean as a trainer kite for people that want to try flying four line traction kites.
8 sq Mtr
2,5 sq mtr
8,3 sq mtr
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Robert on 2003-01-23 17:41 ]</font>