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RRD Joins the Strutless Revolution with the Emotion MKI

The strutless kite design seems to be the latest trend in kiteboarding industry and more and more brands come up with new and innovative such designs. The latest brand to join the strutless trend is Roberto Ricci Designs. 

They have developed a brand new strutless kite called Emotion MKI and designed for those kiters looking for a super practical kite that packs with 30% smaller volume than a conventional 3 strut kite. This no strut kite provides riders with user friendly, all terrain performance. It is a kite that can offer you a perfect freeride, freestyle and wave experience.

One if the design challenges that the RRD team faced was to create a stable profile in gusty winds or overpowered conditions. Well, after developing several prototypes and after nearly an year of thesting, they have done it.

As they say, the new Emotion is “a new thrilling alternative for those kiters that want to simplify their quiver, for frequent flyers that want to keep the luggage size to a minimal level and for those who also love less volume in their car and a quick packing kite after use.” And they are right. To pack it up, you just need to deflate the leading edge and roll it up. It’s quick and easy.

Design features:
• NO STRUTS design
• 30% lighter and smaller to pack
• Oversize single inflating valve
• Doublereinforcement on each leading edge panel
• Silicon cap covers for bridle attachments
• Trailing edge with double canopy construction
• STRONGEST DOUBLE RIP STOP canopy fabric on body construction.