Me- 75 kg, Style – Freeride/wave
Conditions – wind 12 – 17 knots, no depower, riding TT, bar set at 52 cm.
See my previous 9m B11 review. viewtopic.php?t=2397765&p=991657
The extra bar pressure is more apparent on the 12m than the 9m, this IMO gives the kite:- better low end power & a more aggressive direct feel when looping the kite and coming out of transitions which in turn speeds up the turning ability of the kite. As stated with the 9m they have improved:- the upwind pointing ability of the kite (due to the reduced LE, I guess), boosting is smoother and hang time greater and landings are softer than the B10. The weird thing is that although the bar pressure has increased it’s not tiring on the arms I had a 2 hr session today and didn’t feel tired. Also the ability to dump power on a wave by sheeting out a few cms is just as good as it was on the B10. The bar is great I really like the under bar big swivel, so easy to untwist the lines. The big inflation valve so easy & simple to operate & less pumping time.
Overall- a more exciting, aggressive kite to fly than the B10 but with improved control. More freestyle orientated but have retained that great wave/surfing ability. A kite with a manic split personality enjoy!!!!