Guys, just a quick question about Speed 4. What´s the difference between Lotus and Deluxe versions? Or is it just a different name used to the same kite across the world?
(why I ask: I can change Frenzy 2015 11m Ultralight for Speed 4 Deluxe 10m but do not know the difference between Lotus and Deluxe versions and do not know what to expect if I changed Frenzy for Speed)
Speed4 DLX and Speed4 Lotus are two different kites, not so much by used fabrics but different specs. Lotus has bigger AR and more cells, it is newer model too.
S4 DLX is a bit closer to Frenzy than S4 Lotus, but it is still higher performance kite than Frenzy. 11m Frenzy is quite close match to 10m DLX, so changing to smaller Speed is a bit questionable.
Unhooked Frenzy is probably better and it does not go out of tune as easy, if at all. Speed4 has a huge windrange, for sure more high end than Frenzy. I know 160lbs guy who was on 8m S4DLX in 35-40knots.
I wouldn't change - even though I prefer speeds - because 11m size 2015 Frenzy is so good snowkite. But if Speed is brand new and Ozone used, then...