2009 huh, any changes on your perspective here? Guessing these days you'd make your next maneuver and not worry about your kite, because it's "drifting"
... Since you seem to have a good grasp of small kites, surfing side-on, unhooked, wakeskating, and a plethora of other useful information, would you go with the Noise 8 or Fuel 9 as a wakestyle small wave surfing kite, i.e. surfing small waves, or skating the flats and small waves, 23-33 kt at 90 kg?