Wild duke what weight are you, what board do you ride and what wind range has your 8 m have.
Size is important when considering a quiver and the fact I use a cardboard wave and a sector 54. There is an interplay here.
How do you find the Varial x.
I'm 93 kgs, and I have been riding a 140x42.5 Cabrinha Custom board. Sorry I don't have or haven't ridden an 8m. Tell you the truth , I've not really been a fan of smaller kites. They move too fast for my liking. I'd prefer a bigger slower kite with a really good top end. It would only be an option when I reach the top end of the 10m vx that I own and even then I'll see how it goes.
I've had about 6 sessions with the vx's and at the moment I'm loving it. I was flying a 9m delta kite last year that I loved then, but the vx really has the feel that I'm looking for this season. Believe me, I'm the last person in the world to go along with hype. I can spot marketing bullshit a million miles away. I think it's a very good kite. Also just so you know that I'm not Airush biased, I rode a 12m Naish park the other day and really really liked that too. Very similar feel of that helps you in any way.