I would without a doubt get a Cab CO2 Recon kite if I was begining today.
I have seen it work and it is all that and more.
You will spend so much more productive time on the water when learning than with kite that is harder to relaunch especially if you start using a board leash. (I recommend against this but some feel they must use it when they start.)
This is of course before seeing what the othe kite manufactures bring to the table this year.
Go Recon, you will not regret it.
You can practice doing the old type of swim and flip over relaunch if you get tired of it being so easy to do.
I have no interest financially in Cabhrina