"I wonder if it scaled down well in the 9m range." -Hardwater Kiter
If bigger sizes are good, I wouldn't doubt smaller are worse. And 9m is kinda ideal size, not big or small.
"For us locally the real test will be gust management and depow. It could be the nicest kite ever in smooth winds but with our gusts, usually a 100% gust factor, kites can beat the heck out of you." -Hardwater Kiter
I agree 100%, this is the question. In perfect conditions many kites feel very good, but when it is getting nasty it is nice to have a flysurfer (but not Psycho1
) or LEI. That is my experience.