Dont want to sound "notion-favorited" (because im from Russia.
But as far as i know the fastest kites for racing is "ELF".
Custom made kites made in Russia (St-Peterburg).
If you check latesr World Championships 2006-2010 you will notice for a lot of russian racers both girl s & guys steamroll any other kites\racers.
Plus, if you check the latest (2 montsh ago?) "scandal" in the female racing world, you will find (on that forum) the info how the kiting federation was (forced?) to ban both russian board & then again "ELF" kite because racer girl again steamrolled any other traces with a huge time-gap...
1. Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/Temavento) - 3 pts
2. Katja Roose (NED, Airush) - 6 pts
3. Steph Bridge (GBR, North) - 7 pts
4. Christine Boenniger (GER, Flysurfer) - 13 pts
5. Agnieszka Grzymska (POL, Ozone) - 13 pts
Check those posts:
http://www.foilzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopi ... =1&t=12909
- topic how they ban ELF.
Again. This is a vustom made kites.
And there is no wonder they Kititng Federation (sponsored by North & Cabrinha) decided to ban those kites. Because of way too much overrun.
But if you race "for fun" get Elf and rock on =)