Dax, when you say that
Low end rocks! I can get upwind and planning as early as my buddy on his 17m 04 Fuel. I could stay upwind long after many others on the same size kite from other 04 brands have given up.
you should actually put your kite besides your friends kite. We measured my Nemesis 14 with a Gaastra 14, and the Nemesis was way bigger, both in length and width. No wonder I had so much pull, and that I could go upwind when others had problems on their 16....now apart from that I am super stoked about the kite. It's really nice, and jumps good, and fast as hell. I really like the kite.
...but I thought 14 m2 was 14m2. I kinda wish there were some standards to follow....
We had the same doubt the other day when comparing a Mach2 16m and a Yarga 13,5 as they flew almost with the same wind.
We compared them in size and the Yarga 13,5 is definitly much smaller than the Mach2 16m. The lower vs higher AR mixes up things visually.