Also, it was dumb this year that half their 2014 products were released in 2013, and shops only recently the past month were receiving the other half of the 2014 product line.
What I dislike the most is the BS marketing and reviews which really don't do a good job of explaining what really has changed. In some cases, just minor material or color changes.
I continue to test drive as many kites as I can, and clearly there are some differences I can feel but nothing that is a deal breaker.
Probably the biggest gotcha is kite sizing and 12M for one brand is not the same as 12M for another so you have to keep an open mind in terms on "low end power" and other subjective measurements where in actual fact, a 12M brand x is a 13M brand y and they pretty much handle the same.
Give me any 4 line kite optimized for single front line flag out and bridle/trim that works with a low front line V.