ok thanks for the compliments. I try my best to give useful and as unbiased as possible reviews. Maybe someday ill get to test kites on a prof essional basis (yeah right
- i wish)
Now the questions:
I think to your 11m sonic you should go for a 7 waroo. I see the 9m waroo as pretty powerful at the windrange that the 11m covers nicely already.
Regards build and shape: the sonic has more sweep, other than that very similar. Id say the material and workmanship is identical and thats not too suprising - they are from the same factory. However i think best did solve the bridle "cave-in" problem i adressed, better. They are using more attachment points than gk.
regarding alex and peter: All i can say is -very nice guys and as usual the online personalities have pretty much nothing to do with the persons in real life.
fast board: yes as mentioned, little rocker, thin rails. A concave center of the board seems to help me too.
Valves: the waroo has ball valves and only 3 struts (remember this is the 9m). Thats very comfortable and compared to the sonic that has 7 struts and no ball valves at all.... I must say, ball valves on struts should not be missing in my opinion... Size of the valves - well i didnt check that. I will later this week.
a leash is of course necessary for unhooked moves. If you let go of the bar you wont lose the kite using a leash.
Anything else i can answer?