First of all I want to say, that it is going to be a Takoon kite I'm going to buy, so please do not reply and advertise other Kitebrands !!!!!
I own already a Skoop2 14.5 and I am really happy with that kite. I think that the Skoop2 9.0 will be maybe too fast. Any comments on that. Would like to learn new moves, maybe waveriding. The kite will be also flow by my girlfriend. So for the moment I'm more thinking about the Wook 9.5. How about the lift and topend when you compare the 2 kites. Wook is lower aspect ratio. How does it like gusty winds => we have really unsteady winds in Finland
Peter, I count on your reply
Hi Chris !
Pheeeeeeew - I have been out today for 8-9 hours....
I am totally wasted now - it is a lovely feeling !
Only breaks were to change kitesize and/or boards now and then.
So much kiting fully powered is tough, and I would not do it normally to that extent - but as I will not get the opportunity to get out for at least 4 days now, I needed to burn out all the "fuel", so it is possible to survive 4 days without kiting
To your question:
Go for the Wook 9.5
It is incredibly stable and handles gusty winds so well.
The Skoop2 is a fast and a more nervous kite, which I dont think would suit your needs that well.
Although I use Skoop2 myself (but fly both the Skoop2 and Wook often in teaching and other situations), I would in fact recommend the Wook in the smaller sizes, for almost every kiter, regardless of which level.
When we look at big kites - then the difference between the Skoop2 and Wook becomes very apparent regarding speed.
But in the smaller sizes, the Wook seems to have all the advantages - and the 9.5 or 12 m2 is a size that everyone simply loves
Upwind performance and windrange is not that different on the Wook and Skoop, so dont worry about that.
So IMO there is no doubt, that you should take the Wook 9.5 - and as you already have the Skoop2 14.5 - they will complement each other perfectly.
The 14.5 is the best of the Takoon kites IMO (although others swear to the Skoop2 11.5), and up in these sizes I really prefer a higher AR faster kite.
But in the smaller sizes - the Wook is awesome.
And relaunching is so much faster too.
I am so sure in what I say here, that it might sound a bit like "advertising" - but as you say you want a Takoon, you dont have this issue to think about.
Have Fun in Finland !