POACHER wrote:I couldn't imagine going back to doing individual struts again......
… yeah me too, i'd probably just give up kiting...
Agree, it is such a hazzle to pump individual struts, that when wind is for my lightweight lightwind kite (individual struts as lighter) I always try to take a size smaller with one-pump, simply to avoid the hazzle inflating and deflating
Also considering a foil kite (maybe the Chrono) as the lightwind one, simply to avoid these non-one-pump kites which sucks bigtime when you kite 150 to 200 times per year
In fact I sometimes remove the strut clips too, as they are just in the way and even more weight and hazzle and takes longer to deflate.
Only use these on rare days when I want to deflate my LE only, because I pack down and go to another spot, or if raining and I have to dry it in the house.
But I COULD easily live without these clips at all, and would be much better off without them