Here's Naish's all new kite style, travel. I saw guys testing out strutless kites while in Maui and they were either outperforming or on par with tradition ones. Light wind, high wind, kiteloops, big air, relaunching, strutless works and I'm sold on it. Should have a demo available later but this ones for sale.
Here's what Naish has to say...
The Trip is an innovative, no strut design that can be summarized in one word – simplicity. It is ideal for intermediate to advanced riders who want one compact kite for travelling, freeriding, wave riding and snow kiting. The Trip packs up 30% smaller than a kite with struts. This no-strut design has incredible low-end power and excellent bar feel for effortless jumping, wave riding, and cruising.
Here's a magazine review...http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2013/04/t ... less-kite/
adventurekiteboarding.com or PM for details if interested