POACHER wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm
I'm still baffled by Core's design theory to have 5 struts on their XR LW series kites......
The number if struts is dictated by the shape of the kite.. If you want high aspect flat kite you would need a lot of support..
Obviously it won't be the lightest kite on the market but it may appeal to people who want to race or boost or have good hang time..
And those kites are not necessarily first to drop on the lulls in trained hands. You just need to keep going and generating apparent wind with them.
There are plenty of wonderful one strut kites out there, they are perfect for light wind, if you want to stay with inflatables.
It really depends on your style... I would not touch them even if you paid me... they flap and terrible boosters among other things..
OP, it's really strange that your 12XR5 barely hanging in 10-15kts. I don't remember seeing any kite that wouldn't not fly solid in 9-10kts.
So perhaps your wind estimate is in correct.. but if your 12XR is falling out of the sky, jumping to 15-19XR will not solve your problems, imho. As others suggested your should go with 1-3 strut LEIs OR get beginner friendly foil (Hyperlink/Soul), if you are going after XR's boost/speed...