Speaking about battens (a bit off topic, but not fully...), can anyone remember what the name of the kite or kitebrand that made kites with battens only was ?
I have flown that kite myself - I think it was German, but not sure ?
Many years ago, maybe 2001-2004 ?
A four line C kite with fibre battens instead of struts, all over.
Very fast to inflate and pack down, I remember
But battens are heavy and will work through the canopy, so thats why most or all brands have stopped using them, also at the tips only
Also - in the case of a self rescue it would be nice to have air in the struts when the LE is deflated
Although, I have never used this myself...
Sorry for not being precise on-topic-headline, but someone asked about it in this thread - can anyone remember that kite ?