I only ride waves in a strong and gusty wave spot (Guincho, Portugal).
I'm still riding 2009 Evos, 7m is the kite i use 90% of the time.
I still love this kite for side onshore wave riding (much better than some actual kites I've flown).
But it's getting old, and needs replacement.
I'm considering the Neo 7m because of the steering depowered and also it's lightness but I'm
afraid of loosing the massive low end of my Evo.
The dilemma is Evo or Neo.
I will also replace my evo 9m 2009 that I don't like that much (grunty, slow and heavy) but has a massive low end, it's my biggest kite at 80kg.
Will the Neo 9m do the job in 15kn on a surfboard?
I don't like riding kites bigger than 9m
I also have a Evo 6m that I will keep for my kid and for super strong days in Guincho.
I ride on 20m lines.