I have a 2010 SB 14m it has plenty of pull but a bit heavy on the bar, how does the 2012 14m compare in terms of turning speed / bar pressure / grunt? Thanks
The 2012 has a direct connection to the rear line while the 2010 has a pulley on the rear line. The 2012 is faster turning with more direct connection. IMO the bar pressure was very similar. Both years 10/12 have very good bottom end(not as much as the 08/09 yrs) with good range as the wind picks up. The 2013 has lighter BP, faster turning and less low end.
I rode SB's from 08 to 12, the kite is really solid,easy to use. Launching in LW can be a challenge at times. If your thinking about upgrading, I would look at the 2013. There is not a big difference between the 2010 to 12.