When it comes to 5M and 7M winds, I will rock the 'roos every time.
I have had no luck making 7M or smaller C-kites work in our locale.
Not enough low end in the lulls or you're fighting the bucking things in the puffs.
However, I much prefer C-kites in sizes 11M to 17M. They just make sense to me.
I like mine on a 5th-line, and they will relaunch better in the spring when we have
the "cold cap" layer. It is a known fact that SLE's very often have a problem at that time with not enough reverse to get off the water.
If given the opportunity, I will challenge anybody to a timed relaunch with my 17M or 15M vs their light wind SLE.
Now, for a correction to West's revisionist history.
In 2006, when the magical 9M Waroo became available,
there was nothing in the Cabrina (BOW only) family that could touch it.
Remember double-depower bars with the pullies, yuck.
I don't think Cabrinha even had a one-to-one option 'til 2007, if not a mid-year release after BEST blew the doors off with the 2006 Waroo on the one-to-one bar with straight and light bar pressure and direct and separate connections to the rear line pig-tails on the kite. Ain't nothing the same with the Cabrinha's at the time.
So Cabrinha, in my recall, was forced to adapt by BEST.
See if West can provide some evidence that I am wrong.
If the Waroo SLE was a copy, then it was of a GK Sonic, if anything at all.
Cabrinha BOW copy, HA!