I've been riding the 2003 Fuel and GTO's myself. I think I am in love!!!
Marina, tell us what you think about the SS when you get them in. Sweeet kites imo. I had a 17m Fuel out the other day in 7-10 knots on an 18 inch bar, and the kite still turned so fast and was so responsive, it honestly fealt like I was flying a 10 or 12m kite with decent wind on it.
So the Gaastra's are all that you say they are eh? This is good to hear. I havent really ridden one of the newer ones yet, but the older ones didn't impress very many people much I dont think...well, anyway. I'd be interested in some feedback on the Gasstra. How is it compared to the X2? How is it compared to the SS(when you get your SS)? They are holding up ok in the surf there? Had any/many wind(that's wind as in wind up your lines, not wind as in it's blowing outside) up in the break yet, and if so, how'd they do? What's the lower end of the wind range appear to be like? Kites still handle good in light winds? Did you already write this all down somewhere that I have missed it? If so, feel free to just re-direct me to it if you can.
I've seen one or two here riding Gaastra's, and I get people coming to me inquiring about them from time to time and wondering if we sell them. We've considered it a little, but haven't done it as the interest isn't really that high in them at the moment. However, I would like to be able to tell people good things about them when they ask, so help me out a little if ya can.