tautologies wrote: ↑Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:29 pmThat is not why they are lighter. They are lighter because they do not have multiple struts and bladders. The construction is fine and they are using the same exact materials that other kites have.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:28 amOf course they are more fragile, as maybe 40 % lighter than most other "light" LEI kites.
But as with all other things, if you are not harsh on them in daily use (crashing hard, dragging on things on land or in the sand etc) there are no problems I would say, and they are so much better when that light
Not a typical beginner kite anyways (a bit too foil specific for that), so should not be an issue IMO.
I think beginners would be fine on them as well. No magic needed. They are different for sure.
Not true, when comparing strutless kites only.
They are all without exception a bit or somewhat heavier, can be a lot in fact, than the Clouds.
So comparing apples to apples there is a difference.
The other strutless kites are heavier.
Naish Trip, Storm Voyager, Gong Strutless,
Does this means worse or better?
Not easy to determine, as depends on your use, but as long as they hold up just fine, the lighter the better
It seems the onestrut Ozone Alpha is almost as light even with the strut, so something must be omitted elsewhere.