And I suspect that the 1st gen is even better for lightwind freestyle than 2013 at the expense of a lower up-wind ability
just hope Blade does not mess much with it in the different generations - there will be a time when I will have to change mine...
This was my concern with the 2013 but I think that Blade have found the right balance between freestyle/lightwind/upwind-ability (if you will) and turning speed.
The 2013 is slightly slower than 1st gen but I think it's mainly due to the shorter bar. Though this kite is still the fastest turning 17m that I've tried and still fun to kiteloop.
But you're right, let's not mess with the 3rd generation. The Fat Lady is unique, we don't need another high aspect lightwind/race kite. Let's keep the fun factor!
If I had one advice to Blade is to test a longer bar on the next generation. Turning speed on the 1st generation was mind blowing, slightly reduce on 2013, but perfect for freestyle. Let's not go slower than the 2013, we like to kiteloop that Fat Lady.
And by the way, good luck to improve this kite!