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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    Thanks for the replies @windstruck & @Freda Latou, that's helpful. I had a brief email exchange with Steffen today and his take was: The NasaStar4 / 4.0m in size has much less traction (without lines) than the StreetStar2. The traction of NS4 increases with long lines. The StreetStar2 has a ERGO bar, so you can actively work against Backstall, since the angle of attack can be changed with one hand. For streetkiting on tight spaces, the SS2 is the better choice. If you want a flexibly deployable kite (long and short lines), the NS4 is right. That seems to confirm what you said about the SS2 having a different profile to the SS1 @windstruck which equates to better traction. Pros both ways so I'm still in a bit of a quandry but there's something about the simplicity of the SS2 that appeals...
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    I know this is resurrecting an old thread, but I'd be interested if anyone had concluded on a preference for either the StreetStar or the Nasa Star on short lines/bridles? I am looking for a landboard solution with short or no lines to use on the beach or beach-side walkway; winds can be a bit gusty or with lulls. I have read everything I can find here and on powerkite but it's mostly early impressions rather than longer term testing. @ssayre, any thoughts on this as I see you were using a short-line Nasa Star set-up quite regularly - were you tempted to switch to the StreetStar? One attraction of the Nasa Star set-up is its versatility for use with buggy as well...