I still have to say that I would take the thing with "fading colours" only serieus in such a way that we need more kiters than a couple to really know for sure that there IS an issue.
Sometimes the internet generates more rumours than facts. And the forum I read the "issue" has sometimes more the level of a child than of an adult, if you know what I mean.
To show my point: at another forum (kitesurfing-kiel.de) there is someone that states that there are 2 versies of the 2002 Airblast. Thing is that he made that mistake by comparing the 8.4 and 11.8 airblast. I checked with Wipika and there no such thing as 2 versions. Only at the very beginning there was an mylar version and later it's all dacron.
For now if I would get an X2, I would just choose a neutral colour like grey.
Never know if it's true anyway
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Sake on 2002-05-29 23:10 ]</font>