I sold my Epic kites and moved to a 6 and a 10m the kites are awesome I have the 2012 models, they are very stable, smooth and have allot of power, I go from 165-175lbs during a season, when I on my 10, everyone else is on 13,15. when I am riding my 6 everyone else is riding 9,11 Re launching is easy and I have never had any of them inverted. When you wipe out and being work in the white wash, it is so easy to still fly the kite the bar pressure to me is just perfect, In the surf it has a on and off switch and sits still whenever and wherever you want it to, the black color is awesome, it doesn't get dirty
ONE! down side the customer service sucks, good luck on ever getting a email response from Ben, even on his face book page the dude doesn't respond that right there killed it for me for the brand, I am waiting on the Surf kite from Epic, I am hoping they have some of the same qualities of the Noise, so I can switch back,Epic customer service is Top class!!