I have been extremely happy with my 2001 Airblasts, but they are showing some wear. I am interested in replacing my 11.8 (16m flat), but am concerned about moving to other brands. I really like the speed of the AirBlast and the incredible range. I am also totally sold on the front line tension style. Anybody have an opinion? Actually, I would prefer opinions of those who have actually flown the kite that they are recommending. I got caught up in the hype around the X2 and bought a kite which I regret. It doesn't have anywhere near the performance of the Airblasts (in the larger size). But, that's the subject for another post. Sooo, what's the kite that would be comparable to the Airblast 11.8?