Air-Tastic (and anyone else confused about the lineup)-
MFG is exactly right about the lineup (thanks). Though many of the top racers are using the Rebel as a race kite (not least of whom is Sean Farley, who rode the 2010 Rebel to win the US Nationals), it doesn't change the fact that the kite is still, as originally intended, a freeride/wave kite. It also happens to jump very well, but we consider that to be an important aspect of a freeride kite. I don't believe that we are pushing it into the racing/speed/big air slot, but I'm not privy to future marketing/design campaigns, so please don't castigate me if I turn out to be wrong.
The Vegas is, as it has always been, our performance freestyle, high-depower C kite. There's a debate going on elsewhere on this forum as to whether the '08 depowers more than the '09, and whether the '06 unhooks better than the '08 and whether the '07 gives you more powerful F-16s than the '05 and pretty much all the technical theorizing you can wish for, but the truth is, we constantly work on tweaking and improving the design, so that every year the Vegas is what we consider to be the absolutely greatest kite for unhooked freestyle kiting.
The Evo falls between the Vegas and the Rebel. It will do waves better than the Vegas and it will do freestyle better than the Rebel. It depowers more than the Vegas, but not quite as much as the Rebel. It also is a great all around freeride kite. Basically, if you can't decide between a Rebel and a Vegas, or if you want a 4 line kite, the Evo is the kite for you. Plus it relaunches easier than anything else in our lineup, is extremely easy to fly, has great low end, and jumps well to boot.
The Rhino was our racing/speed/big air kite. But we're not going to force racers to ride a kite because of our marketing, and since the Rebel seems to be the preference among our riders for racing, and since it seems to jump just as big as the Rhino, it seems to have eclipsed the Rhino in recent years. I'm not certain whether or not they will continue the Rhino line, but there is definitely a chance that it will be fazed out in favor of some other project.
Stefaans- As far as directionals, they will be released in the next month or so, and we should have more information then. As far as I can tell, we will have 2 lines of surfboards, like last year; a race board, like last year; and a Freestylefish, like last year. We should have more details by early September.