Recently tried the new Mono 15m kite with 24m lines.
12-14 knots of wind, flat water, heavyish 90Kg rider on a 2013 Nugget 5.5 borrowed on the beach.
The kite turns like a pretty fast 12m and feels light in the air. Upwind performance poor to mediocre from shape (typical wave) but slightly helped by lightness of kite in the air due to the one strut construction. The lack of side struts is pretty obvious when moving the kite towards the edge of window where starts to flap towards the tips, I personally don't like that.
It's an easy kite to fly, it needs to be kept high on window to generate decent pull and to avoid drifting in light winds.
I'd say it's dull, but I guess it all depends from the use you are looking for.
It will be a good kite I guess to go up and down on a foil for a heavy rider on really light winds, or to freeride on a surfboard I guess, but a foil kite would be a better option.
It's not a performance kite, lacks in character as it doesn't excel in anything.. it's just a lighterweight option than the Juice, that's all.
If you are into lightwind upwind, jumping, hangtime or racing it's not the kite for you...
I'd put a freeride newbie that starts to enjoy freeriding up and down in light winds, even on the heavy side, yes
Not for me