EH designs rock. The Ripper and Ovando were/ are specific kites for specific kiting conditions/needs/wants. The Ovando was made for, and excelled in, lighter wind powered freestyle/freeride - as having such a very large projected area but yet offered a C-Kite feel (although a bow kite). I had every size (7,9,11,13m) and although it took me a while to really dial-in to them and realize and feel their full potential, I absolutely loved them when I finally reached their level of performance....definitely not a beginner kite but a skilled kiter would definitely appreciate and have a ton of fun on an Ovando. Powerful and fast, especially through the turns! I rode mostly on my 11m as I'm a large dude. When the winds were higher the 9m and 7m were enjoyed a lot. (the 9m boosts incredibly.) The 13m Ovando compares to a 15 or 16m kite in low-end capability, so a great LW machine. See the EH Ovando video playlist on youtube for good visuals.
As the Ovando design offers the power of a comparable kite the size of 2m-3m sq more, of course the high-end of the kite is not the same as the same size of another kite.
Now the RIpper is the kite that was made for and excels in high and gusty winds/ storm winds. I had a 12m and a 7m. No matter how gnarly the conditions became, the Ripper made you feel like riding even harder and getting the most fun out of the wind's gnarliness without any worry/stress what so ever.
The EH Beast was the do it all and good beginner kite. I had the 9m. Very floaty and forgiving with super hang-time (very steerable hang-time which was neat).
I still have 7m, 9m, 13m Ovandos (2010) that are for sale - $350, $400, $450 kite only with bag. All were used handful of times (or less), so their condition is next to new, and they work on any 4 line bar with a mini-5th safety. I have one 45cm EH bar/lines in great condition for additional $150. PM me if you may be interested.