While BRM Clouds are light weight, they are expensive. If you want a strutless kite, check out the Gong Strutless Kites - gongsupshop.com. The option of a center batten works well. My 17m Gong Strutless weighs the same as my 9m E5. Unfortunately Switch dropped their strutless development other than for very small sizes.
Felt the same to me. According to the product page, it's the same Chang-Ho cloth as all the other Switch kites.kiter17 wrote:Has anyone noticed the kite material on this kite feels nice and thick? I just received my new kite, maybe it is just new, but it does feel like a more durable and thicker material than previous models.