I have a friend who saw it. The ribs are very skinny. The ribs are attached to the leading edge with more stuff. He said it looked stronger.
The top end is much higher. He saw it used in very high winds.
Maybe the extra rigid shape, or more precise shape from the extra panels helps here. Seams create rip stop barriers. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a real good thing. Less chance of a huge panel blowout from an undetected cut. As long as they hold the price, let them add all the panels they want, if it makes it perform better. To say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a marketing gimmick to make a more expensive kite and then charge the same, doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t add up. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let brand bias blind you and make you stupid.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my logic on the subject.