So as we speak North Kiteboarding (North Sails, North Technology Group) are developing new kites. The exciting thing about it is they say while developing these new kites they will use the technology that North Sails has at hand. ( https://www.northkb.com/updates/media-release
The potential with that statement is pretty exciting, considering ripstop is like cotton to these guys. Hopefully they will be able to use their 3Di sail making technology with their future kites (check it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igiOQcWkLC0
). This would enable them to place exactly the right amount of carbon, aramid, dyneema, ect fibers needed into the canopy, less in low load areas and more in high load areas (similar idea as the Airush dyneema load frame but with much better execution). Then mold them into the exact shape of the kite in its flying position. No sewn in panels, just one complete canopy.
Here is another video of them using this technology on a windsurf sail although in the early stages in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWJHFHXrUIY
All this coupled with Pat Goodman as the designer, there is so much potential there.
Just was curious what the community on kiteforum.com thought of the idea, or if this will ever happen.