I agree all the advices above are great about the high aspect ratio kite.
So what it boils down however strutless are NOT suggested Any Kind, mainly because of the range
and on & off power attribute
caused by bastardized limited canopy support,
Those kind of limitations are not desirable in foil riding since as soon as you start planing, already riding in apparent wind,
therefore becoming overpowered with limited range
Aummm, the Chrono is a strutless kite. Is it bastardized too?
You honestly say the same exact thing in all of your posts, usually off topic and unsolicited. So why don't you be transparent about why you have such a specific agenda against strutless kites to promote on here?
Is it money? Because it seems like there is maybe $100-200k of strutless kites sold worldwide in a given year, and I think that's generous. But they certainly aren't threatening any business or stealing huge sums through patent infringement.
Did your old business partner steal your strutless idea for his own?
If it isn't money or vengeance, then all I can think of is that it's your pure passion to warn others away from bastardized canopies that left the house without their struts. The carnage these kites have left on the beach is astounding! The nerve of them to fly in the same air as legitimate supported canopy kites! It's a real menace. Luckily we have you to warn us away.
Being someone who has actually flown a strutless kite with a hydrofoil, may I offer that I DO suggest a strutless such as a Cloud or a Trip (two that I have flown) for light wind foiling. As far as inflatable leading edge kites go, they are among the lightest and fastest turning. You can find a few recommendations to this effect elsewhere on the forum... with Aummm's nonsense sprinkled throughout.
I appreciate a strong opinion on a forum, thats why I am here. It saves me money when I don't buy the wrong kite for what I want to do. I have not noticed what Aumm's other posts have been like, no time to go digging around, but here he is pretty accurate about how strutless kites handle in relation to the standard 3 or 5 strut kites I have flown. The one I flew did exactly what he said: it did have a very "on & off power attribute". It did become overpowered with limited range, and the guy who bought it had to scramble to unload it and lost some money in the process. I need to know all that before I buy one. I will be happy if one day they revolutionize the world of kiting, I love a lighter kite. But I could easily see that thing yanking me around trying to ride a hydrofoil. I would sooner use a race kite for sure.