I went from a 10m & 12m Reo first version to Airush Wave in 2012 and have not gone back. I have replaced it earlier this year with a 2017 9m. It's my favourite kite. I also have a 2015 7m Wave. My 12 is a 2017 Union, because I still TT now and again.
I weigh 96kgs
I'm sure the Reo's have got better, but I found the Wave vastly superior back in Dec 2012 when I demoed a 9m Wave. I still have that kite.
Ignore this stuff about pullies and all that rubbish. Pulleys can give you you a much bigger wind range, without any 'lag' in feeling. When I'm out on my Waves, I do not need to look at them, at all. I know where they are from the feel and they are attached to my arm/brain.
If you can, get some demo's. Just because it works for me, it might not work for you
I ride a strapless 6' Converse and have recently got myself a Firewire Evo 5'3" in Helium kite build.