Thank you! I actually ride Core, I like this kites but a very powerful 12 would be very nice where I live (thermal wind, 10 to 18 knots in a "normal" day).
Yeah, the 12 would probably be perfect for those conditions. Like I said I rode it only on the most powered knot, and there was plenty of depower and control just with the trim rope and my board's edge. I've never flown a kite that sits forward in the window before, I previously only rode deltas and bow kites that sit back, so I was surprised with how much of the power you can just edge out of it when the wind picks up. But you don't kill the power when you do that, you cruise upwind very very efficiently haha... it's quite cool