the windrange depends on a lot of things.
experienced rider (75kg) with 1.40 wakestyle board:
2001 AB: starting at about 5 bft, depending on your guts and insanitiy, it flies till 7 bft.
the 2002 AB has a way better low end, but the high end's not as good.
Yes - it was my favourite kite back then - the 8.4 (11.5m2) and the 10.0 (13.5m2) was also amazing for "everything"
Not that much has changed since that time, for many kites - a front line flyer with a huge windrange, fast turning and a great kite IMO
But amazed to hear they are still "alive" ? (althoug I got my brothers 10.0 he bought from me back then, here now, as he has gotten new kites...)