He uses a diamond frame and SUL together, along with sticks and French bridle. Paul likes the Zen format, so do I, but we both use a different way to get to our liking! I use sticks, but use a hybrid frame also, made up of a 2 wrap center, bl. race wings and Zen verts. He uses sticks, a French bridle, and diamond rods in his Zen. Both work for us. I also have an SUL with sticks and diamonds - I call it my mini Zen for team flying.
Jb could outfly me with a brick in his hands, so don't get too caught up in chasing equipment to solve all problems. Technique will serve you much better! Remember that in light wind - there are no freebies, in Paul's words - ya gotta want it!!
Hey Rob, if I read this correctly you still use a super light kite plus diamond frame? I have a standard kite but maybe diamond is a better option to try versus another sail. 2 wraps are the lightest I have along with 12" kickstand. I actually thought I was doing ok until I tried 9' light setup of Paul LaMasters and knew my setup was a flying brick.
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