I currently own a 6.5' Rok, but am looking for a new kite to diversify the wind conditions I can fly in. I am also headed up to Montreal for spring break, and would really rather not have to drag a 4+ foot mailing tube with me everywhere. Because of that, I am looking at the flowforms. So far I have only been flying with small P&S on a super light rubber band autokap rig, so I don't need to lift much.
What size kite would you recommend I buy next, the FF8/16/30?
I'm leaning towards the 16, because I'd rather have to fight the kite a bit than have it struggle to lift off the ground.
And as an extension of that, is there any better deals out there than from brooks? His site is nice and reliable, and in addition, he sells it with tail, line and hoop, which I may go for to have a slightly smaller travel hoop.