Thanks for good replies all
For my use, it will be purely snow and first of all playing around on frozen waters, climbing hills, touring around on mountain plateau. I've tried jumping around with my 12m kahoona v6 and gotten off the ground with maybe half a meter under controlled circumstances - which really has given me more taste for more
The wind at my spot seems to be mainly 3-6 m/s on sunny says, and 5-9 m/s on clouded - however the wind can suddenly increase a lot and fast - which happened the last time i was kiting..
The wind was steady 7-9 m/s all day and just as I rigged up and went off it increased to 11-14 m/s with gusty wind - sending me through the air involuntarily several times in totally uncontrolled conditions causing some heavy crashes before I was able to self rescue.
That would be one of the reasons I'm looking at foil, to get the 5th line total depower and open cell to get access those sunny days with only 3-5 m/s, as well as enjoying life when as long as it stays under 10 m/s.
If I want to go kiting in higher winds, that would be when I'm more experienced - and rather by a second smaller kite at later stage.
I put my eyes on the HQ Montana as it was in my price range and seemed to have a nice wind range, and lots of playliness
I've considered the HQ Apex V, and it seems to give huge bang for buck - but as the kiter levels up, will the kite follow up?
I'm afraid it won't have the final touch as I improve my kiting, and I would be looking for a new kite in a few years, same thought I had for the Ozone Access V6 - but would that be true?
The Ozone frenzy has of course been on the watch list too, but as it is quite expansive in Norway it would take a lot of self persuasion to go for it, as it costs almost 2100$ for a 11m2.
Unfortunately it seems we don't have very much variety here as the its a fairly new sport for the "masses", the kites above is basically the options, also one shop has some Peter Lynn kites.