i had the chance to observe some team riders of advance kite during my stay in sardinia in july.
i was really impressed
the kite seem to be quite similar to the takoon kites: big range, quite quick flyer, impressive hangtime & upwind.
saw them on a mistral days with 30+ on the 12m2 kite: wow...
one day, with the wind around 9-10 knots fully onshore, we were all trying to get a go. no one managed to get a start (i was on my gaastra gxr 03 16,5, others on north rhino 2 20m2, or big cabrina etc).
then this guy went for a try: small board, advance 18m2. impressive performance: went upwind immediately, some very nice transition jumps with one or two rotations (still the wind didnt pick up)
so a guy tried with a naish 18m2: no chance, neither one of the other guys with their kites.
when i have to replace the gxr, i will definitely consider the advance kites... (maybe i can test it against takoon (thats what i ride in 12 and 7.5 m2))