Ive never flown the neos but i owned drifters.
Pros- it does everything it claims it does drifts killer ! Turns fast !
Cons- cabrinhas have always had tons of bar pressure and the drifter is no expection. The bar pressure is too much to bare for a wave kite. After 2 consecutive days of kiting i couldnt even lift my right arm. I am 44 though. A younger rider might like the workout ! Haha. I also had dificulty jumping on them. This could be because of not giving myself time to get used to the kite. My wainmans took a few to get used to in the aspect of jumping too. Glad i didnt sell them to get the drifters because i sold the drifters ASAP ! Since moved on to the pivots. Best allround surf kites ive owned. Like ive said though. Ive never flown the Neo. Hope this helps you.
Interesting perception. I had wainman and drifters, but i had to get rid of the Wainmans since the bar pressure was too much for me! I am talking about Rabbit 2.0 versus Drifter 2014!
General statements like "Cabrina always had tons of bar pressure" are simply not true today. Their bar pressure are on par with other manufacturers, being it the Contra, switchblade or drifter (those are the ones that I had).
Therefore it makes me wonder what year model you were flying - it is true that older generations had "tons of bar pressure", however as I said and confirmed by many many tests and reviews, this is not true today anymore.
Drifter is a damn fine proven wave kite... If there is one kite that Cabrinha can do really well coming from Maui with guys like Pete, Reo Stevens or Keahi , it is a wave kite! Switchblade speaks it for itself...