A few years ago we didn't have many choices for LW and ULW, today we have lots of kites to chose.
We have big kites for race competition, we have big kites for freeride in 6/8 knots wind, big kites for air style and we have big kites that are bad in all situations, like a fuse 18 that I bought last year.
Since big kites are very hard to second hand sell, my advice is to try a lot before buying and never buy without comparing with other kite brands or categories.
I love North kites, Rebel and Dice and because of that I wanted a big kite from North to replace my SP3 21.
I think many others think and act like me, and this is wrong.
Do we? Airstyle wise? I've tried just about all of them. The 2011 dyno still comes out on top. The race and freeride is definetly covered. Airstyle I'm not so sure.
The dyno 2011 was not designed to be an 'airstyle' kite. It just happened to offer the right amount of static grunt, aspect and Turning speed. Nothing to do with lack of evolution. There is no doubt that Toby has made a strong contribution towards hopefully companies realising there could be a strong market for such a kite. Last three years has really focused on wakestyle (driven by pkra), wave and the almighty and elusive all rounder.