I borrowed this kite from best team rider Jason Stone and rode it about 2hrs. yesterday in about 20-30mph winds. The kite was user friendly and I felt comfortable in just a few minutes.Whatever tricks I can do on my kites I could do on this kite within 10min. Jumps were easy to time and the lift and hangtime were both better than any kite I have flown of this size. This kite turns very fast without ever feeling whippy or unstable at all, bar pressure is very lite and doesnt require pulling very hard to turn the kite fast.The power is very smooth and progressive when flying the kite up and down, very smooth when turning also.Kite is very easy to loop and inspires confidence while doing so--you dont get yanked. The de-power is excellent without a doubt and when underpowered this kite still has grunt to keep you going. The price is $600 and I would not hesitate to buy one with my money.There are lots of good kites on the market,but this one is top notch and half the price of any other!