at first glance looks like nothing new, except paintjob. even the "lock in finger" is missing just as it use to on the 08' bars
Remember the kite is laying flat on the ground. All changes can't be pointed out. Nobile has made the choice to delay the launch of the new kites until 2009 kicks in so the actual 2009 products may have a significantly different look and changes. The lock-in-finger(donkey dick) is removable on all bars. All Nobile kites come with two chicken loops, one without the finger for true unhooked riding and one with the finger. All fingers are removable and have different positions, but Nobile includes and extra one just in case. I don't think you'll see any important changes to the Fulcrum release as it works wonders and is one of the best releases on the market, really innovative design no BS.