The umbrella has traditionally has a number of fairly consistent weak points. The designers at Blunt decided that this had been the case for far too long. The redesigned frame has double struts that transfer opening energy into the telescoping "floating" ribs. The ribs spread out like into the patented Blunt Tips and distribute tension evenly across the canopy. This application of tension is important to Blunts design, as the especially taut and strong canopy is reinforced to not deform and direct wind over the umbrella. If you are looking for a stylish and futuristic umbrella that will stand up to the harshest conditions, then there is no finer tool at your disposal.