First, I don’t like big kites, probably from those near death experiences in the past with big crappy kites, gusty conditions and too little exp.! I use my 06/9m one ( I weigh 150lbs) as often as possible while defaulting to the 12one when I have to, and otherwise watching that light breeze blow by, from the beach. However, my watching days are over with this big lovable bear of a kite.
I used it for the first time and my first time (yikes) in ocean surf with 21 m lines, light wind and on a zen 135. The Kite made up for my ocean/surf inexperience and a board too small, by being smooth, solid and super stable continually waiting up there for me to get it together. Picked up to 15 knots,...my advice, don’t be shy with the trim strap, kite has Power! Second use. Gusty, Flat water with 24 m lines, self launched, took the gusts, wind dying, kite kept flying and still turned reasonably well. I also tried it earlier on with 16m lines but wind was too light, but the indications were it had about 12m1 power in that configuration.
These are the perfect 2 kites for any condition. The 9 on shorter lines can be fun in any wicked wind you have the stomach for, and the 14 on long lines/bigger board can be fun in the lightest breeze. And the best news of all?between those 2 extremes is a world of possibilities.
sorry no pics yet -but the kite looks awesome in black and grey