I flew a 9M Cult in small crosswind waves in about 18-22 knots on a twin tip and a 5'10" surfboard-had the original bar (which meant it was almost impossible to trim on the fly due to the distance of the de-power handles from the bar)and used it straight out of the box without changing any settings. I normally ride a 9M Boxer SLE. I own North, Best and Naish kites-no association with any manufacturer. Wouldn't mind one though
I'm intermediate/advanced as far as tricks on a twin tip and advanced as a surfer-kiting about 5 years.
I found it very similar to the Boxer except that it was more even and smooth through the turns and had nice even power.
Seemed to turn slightly faster than the Boxer.
It hung nicely when de-powered when riding waves and 'floated' downwind as I rode the waves.
I did a few jumps on the twin tip and like most kites-yes-you can jump with this kite.
One complain-the leach (trailing edge) seemed to flutter quite a lot when parked and-tried power and de-powering with it parked and it didn't seemed to make much difference to the amount of flutter.
A very nice kite-I like my Boxer so much I was worried about a replacement as I didn't like the look of the new Naish kites and was dubious about how they would fly-I'm comfortable that this would be a good replacement.